1. The Confluence of the Rivers Niger and Chadda
- Commander William Allen, R.N. (1792-1864), author; W.L Walton, lithographer
- Tinted and colored lithograph From Picturesque views on the River Niger, sketched during Lander’s last visit in 1832-33 London: John Murray, Hodgson & Graves and Ackermann, 1840
- Curatorial Notes:
- English Navy officer William Allen created sketches of the Niger River during an expedition there from 1832-33 led by Richard Lander. One of the great rivers of Africa, the Niger runs about 2,600 miles in West Africa. It is seen here in this panoramic view on the left as it meets up with the Benue River visible over the trees. The Benue was previously known as the Chadda and is one of the major tributaries of the Niger.
- David Kelly Crow