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James Bruce of Kinnaird, having reached a fountain at Gisha (Abyssinia) regarded as the source of the Nile, uses a coconut to drink the water to the health of King George III and Empress Catherine the Great. Engraving by J. Gillray, 1793, after R.M. Paye.

Paye, Richard Morton, 1750-1821.
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March 1793

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The place is called Gishe Abbay (meaning source Nile), according to Bredin; called Geesh by Bruce, loc. cit.

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London (No. 58 Cornhill) : R. Wilkinson, March 1793.

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1 print : etching ; platemark 61.7 x 81.2 cm

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James Bruce of Kinnaird, having reached a fountain at Gisha (Abyssinia) regarded as the source of the Nile, uses a coconut to drink the water to the health of King George III and Empress Catherine the Great. Engraving by J. Gillray, 1793, after R.M. Paye. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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