The 18th Century Search for the Blue Nile

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Cooks Narrative Sandwich Islands.JPG
Images of people of the Sandwich Islands from James Cook's travel narrative

Map of the Kingdom of Prester John

Image of an eighteenth century pocket globe

Image of a colored map of the Americas

Cook Abyssinia.JPG
An image of a map of Abyssinia from James Cook's travel atlas

Cook Africa and Europe.JPG
Image of a map of Europe and Africa from James Cook's travel atlas

Nile Map 1868.JPG
Map of East Africa and the Nile River from Sir Samuel W. Baker's "The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia"

Cook Africa.JPG
A map of Africa from James Cook's travel atlas

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This drawing reveals the different types of humans, as perceived by eighteenth century viewers.

Image of a cabinet of curiosity from Ferrante Imperato's Dell'Historia Naturale
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