Name of Object:

Illustrations from Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil

Location:

Paris, France

Holding Institution:

National Library of France

 About National Library of France, Paris

Date of Object:

1790

Author:

Engraver: Bernard

Inventory Number:

?

Description:

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.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

ark:/12148/btv1b2300106d

Citation of this web page:

"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

Database entry origination:

Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: FR 064