Fishing Boats, Northern Nigeria, 1820s

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Image Reference

Dixon Denham, Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824 (London, 1826), facing p. 229. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Based on a field sketch by Denham, this engraving is captioned "Fishing boats of the Shary" [Shari, Chari]; it shows in the background several empty boats with fishing nets; foreground, a boat (canoe) with male paddlers.