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Image number: RS.13835
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Map of the river Gambia

Date

1732

Creator

Thomas Kitchin (b.1710, British), Engraver

After

Captain John Leach (active 1730s, British), Explorer

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (print): 210mm
width (print): 327mm

Subject

Content object

map

Description

Map depicting the various villages and distances between them along the river Gambia, here styled Gambra. It also features three figures of insects including a termite, locust and mantis.

Inscribed ‘Map of the River Gambra from Eropina to Barrakunda by Capt. John Leach in 1732. Thos. Kitchin Sculpt.’

From a collection of drawings and maps belonging to Alexander Gordon Laing, relating to his expeditions in West Africa.

Alexander Gordon Laing (1794-1826) was a British explorer and the first European to reach Timbuktu. He was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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   > Africa
      > Gambia