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John Hanning Speke (1827-1864)
A full length portrait of John Hanning Speke (1827-1864) from an original photograph by Southwell Brothers of about 1863. To the left of Speke sits a surveying sextant on a stand. After serving in the British army, Speke took part in a number of expeditions in Africa in the 1850s and 1860s, notably to east Africa in 1856-1859 (with Richard Burton), during which time he named Lake Victoria, which he believed was the source of the Nile. This was followed by an expedition of 1860-1863 to locate the river's source.
S. Hollyer after photograph by Southwell Brothers
- Image reference: F8616
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London