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Image number: RS.10924
Credit: © The Royal Society

Canal de Tajipurú

Date

14 October 1849

Creator

Richard Spruce (1817-1893, British), Explorer

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (drawing): 205mm
width (drawing): 253mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape sketch with a river in the foreground and a forest of trees and vegetation lining the waters edge in the background.

Annotated bottom left ‘No. 1. Canal de Tajipurú. Rio Para, E. of Breves. 14. Oct. 1849. S. Coast of Isle of Marajó near mouth of Amazon. R.S.’.

Object history

Spruce spent 15 years exploring the Amazon from the Andes to its mouth, collecting plants on behalf of botanists including Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker FRS and George Bentham FRS. He was one of the first Europeans to visit many of the places from which he collected. Spruce was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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