Illustrations from Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil
National Library of France
People had been trying to find the source of the Nile since antiquity. However, interest in this increased significantly in the early 19th century, and lead to various new scientific observations. These observations were published and illustrated with engravings, which allowed Europeans to better understand the African continent.
"Illustrations from Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil " in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;fr;64;en
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin
MWNF Working Number: FR 064