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A view of a bridge over the Ba-Fing or Black River

Author(s):
Barrow, Joseph Charles.
Publication:
Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services, [2010]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
African Continental Ancestry Group -- ethnology
Natural History
Rivers
Commerce
Social Conditions
Africa
Genre(s):
Book Illustrations
Abstract:
Engraved landscape of African natives crossing the Ba-Fing or Black River (Niger River) by artist J.C. Barrow (who worked from Mungo Park's sketches). The bridge is intact but its floating structure looks challenging. Natives on distant side of bridge appear to be mining natural materials while those who have crossed appear friendly and curious to an observant Park (seated with sketchbook in hand bottom right of image). Park studied this area on the return trip from his first journey in April 1797. The same river would take his life on the second trip. From facing p. 338 of Park's Travels in the interior districts of Africa.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Related Title(s):
Hidden treasure
Is part of: Travels in the interior districts of Africa; See related catalog record: 2721759R
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
NLM Unique ID:
101601111 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A033249
Author(s):
Barrow, Joseph Charles.
Publication:
Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services, [2010]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
African Continental Ancestry Group -- ethnology
Natural History
Rivers
Commerce
Social Conditions
Africa
Genre(s):
Book Illustrations
Abstract:
Engraved landscape of African natives crossing the Ba-Fing or Black River (Niger River) by artist J.C. Barrow (who worked from Mungo Park's sketches). The bridge is intact but its floating structure looks challenging. Natives on distant side of bridge appear to be mining natural materials while those who have crossed appear friendly and curious to an observant Park (seated with sketchbook in hand bottom right of image). Park studied this area on the return trip from his first journey in April 1797. The same river would take his life on the second trip. From facing p. 338 of Park's Travels in the interior districts of Africa.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Related Title(s):
Hidden treasure
Is part of: Travels in the interior districts of Africa; See related catalog record: 2721759R
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
NLM Unique ID:
101601111 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A033249