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Plan of Two Attempts to Arrive at the Source of the Nile: Bruce 1791

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  • Title: Plan of Two Attempts to Arrive at the Source of the Nile
  • Author: James Bruce
  • Date: 1791
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Fair - age toning, wear and separations at issued folds, surface dirt, creasing in margins
  • Inches: 13 1/2 x 20 7/8 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 34.29 x 53.02 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 100594

To My Worthy and Learned Friend The Honourable Daines Barrington This Plan of two Attempts to Arrive at the Source of the Nile is dedicated by his most Obliged and faithful Humble Servant James Bruce

Map of Lake Tana, the largest lake in Ethiopia and the source of the Blue Nile (one of the two major tributaries of the Nile, along with the White Nile). In 1770, Scottish explorer James Bruce reached the Lake on his journey to find the source of the Nile River. Map marks the routes Bruce and his party took.