Failed Islamic States in Senegambia

David Robinson

Dingiray, the first Umarian capital

Dingiray, the first Umarian capital
Dingiray, the first Umarian capital
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Description: Wood engraving completed by an artist in Paris on the basis of a sketch completed by the French traveler, Joseph Gallieni, during his voyage to West Africa between 1886 and 1888, of Umar's first capital and the original homestead of his wives and children, established in 1849. This engraving contains the following caption, "Dinguiray".
Date Range: 1880-1889
Location: Dingiray, Guinea
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: David Robinson; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributor: Joseph Gallieni and De Riou
Digitizer: MATRIX
Source: Joseph Gallieni, Lt-Colonel, Deux Campagnes au Soudan Francais 1886-1888. Ouvrage contenant 183 gravures sur bois d'apres les dessins de Riou et 2 cartes et 1 plan. Paris: Hachette, 1891.