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William Davis
William Davis Mathematician.
W. Allen del. J.S. Dickson sculp. [1813]
Rare stipple, sheet, 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed.
William Davis (1771/2-1807), mathematician and publisher. Davis' publications include writings on globes, land surveying, and a steady flow of mathematical texts. In the ten years prior to his death at the age of thirty-five, Davis produced a remarkable mathematical output considering that he was simultaneously attending to his publishing business. Following Davis' death, his wife Anne remarried, to London bookseller and printer J.S. Dickson (Davis' firm became Davis and Dickson in 1814). Dickson engraved this portrait of his wife's first husband, which was the frontispiece to the fifth (1813) edition of Davis' 'A treatise on land surveying'.
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Picturesque Views on the River Niger, sketched during Lander's last Visit in 1832-33
Picturesque Views on the River Niger, sketched during Lander's last Visit in 1832-33 [1] Views on the Nun Branch of the River Niger. [2] Procession to Ibu. [3] Cliffs at Attah [&] Mountains & Market Conoes near Bokweh. [4] Huts at Jogguh. [5] The Palaver. [6] The Cinfluence of the Rivers Niger and Chadda. [7] Mount Patteh from Bangadeh. [8] The King Giving Judgement at the Gate of His Palace [&] The Interior of the Cheif Malem's House. [9] The Morning Call. [&] Attah. [10] Beaufort Island [...].
by Commander William Allen, R.N., F.R.G.S. of London and Paris, and Corresponding Member of the Zoological Society.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street; Hodgson & Graves, Pall Mall; and Ackerman, Strand. M.DCCC.XL.
Tinted lithographs. 10 plates and title page. Sheet size: 275 x 385mm (10¾ x 15¼") each. Disbound. Damage to title page. Ink stain on first plate. Plate 6 folded as issued. Foxing. Cut down & damage to printed wrapper on which in ink 'from Papa 1845'.
A complete set of lithographs made from sketches by Richard and John Lander along the River Niger, including a panoramic view of the meeting of the rivers Niger and Chadda. No Text.
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Mount Pattèh from Bàngadeh.
Mount Pattèh from Bàngadeh.
W. Walton, lith. from a drawing by Capt.n W. Allen. Day & Haghw to the Queen.
London, Published Sept.r 1840, by John Murray._ Hodgson & Graves. _ Ackermann & Co.
Coloured lithograph. Printed area 210 x 260mm, 8¼ x 10¼".
A view of an riverside settlement in Nigeria, published in Captain William Allen's 'Picturesque views on the river Niger, sketched during Lander's last visit in 1832-33'. Despite Mount Pattèh's distinctive table-top, the location has never been unidentified, although the botanist Vogel described the mountain as being 'near the confluence of the Niger and Benue Rivers, Northern Nigeria'. In 1832 Richard Lander led an expedition to found a trading settlement at the junction of the Niger and Benue rivers. However, the expedition encountered difficulties, including deaths, fever, and Lander was attacked by Africans, receiving a musket ball in his thigh. He managed to return to the coast, but died there from the infected wound.
Abbey: Travel 284.
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