Bahir Mandia from the North Africa [sic].
Pencil and watercolour drawing, ink-ruled border and title below. Image 175 x 310mm, 7 x 12¼". Signs of handling to lower margin.
An oasis fringed with green plant life, set in the expansive landscape of Africa's Sahara Desert; by a military or naval amateur draughtsman. One candidate is perhaps Frederick Fitzgerald De Roost (1804 - 1861), an officer in the Royal Navy who wrote 'Personal narrative of travels in the United States and Canada in 1826... With remarks on the present state of the American Navy', illustrated with plates after his drawings. This is a remarkably similar image to a plate appearing in 'Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824...' by Dixon Denham and Hugh Clapperton.
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