Mount Pattèh from Bàngadeh

Description

This engraving shows conical thatched houses, canoes on a river, woman with mortar and pestle and other household utensils. This scene takes place at a riverside settlement at the Niger and Benue confluence in the Bight of Biafra hinterland. On a contemporary map accompanying this illustration, "Mount Bàngadeh," likely in the Gbedege forest reserve, was plotted on the northeast banks of the confluence, while Mount Patti is on the western side of the Niger River. William Allen (1792–1864) was an English naval officer and explorer. He took part in the Niger expedition to map the course of the river.

Source

William Allen, Picturesque views on the river Niger, sketched during Lander's last visit in 1832-33, by Commander William Allen (London, 1840), facing p. 14.

Creator

Allen, William

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Allen12

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Central Savanna
Africa--Eastern Bight
Africa--Western Bight

Citation

"Mount Pattèh from Bàngadeh", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 2, 2023, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2198
This engraving shows conical thatched houses, canoes on a river, woman with mortar and pestle and other household utensils. This scene takes place at a riverside settlement at the Niger and Benue confluence in the Bight of Biafra hinterland. On a contemporary map accompanying this illustration, "Mount Bàngadeh," likely in the Gbedege forest reserve, was plotted on the northeast banks of the confluence, while Mount Patti is on the western side of the Niger River. William Allen (1792–1864) was an English naval officer and explorer. He took part in the Niger expedition to map the course of the river.
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