Nigerian Dignitaries, 1841


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Image Reference
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Source
William Allen, A Narrative of the Expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841 (London, 1848), vol. 2, facing title page. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Caption, " A Palaver." This same image appears (facing p. 12) in Allen's Picturesque Views on the River Niger: sketched during Lander's last visit in 1832-33 (London, 1840). In Picturesque Views he describes the "Palaver" illustration as follows: "I have grouped together all the principal characters of whom I had individual sketches . . . . I witnessed such a scene... when the king of Attah sent a deputation to assure us [the British] of his friendly intentions . . . the figure in the center of the group is from a sketch of Abokko, the brother of the king of Attah."