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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