Portrait of John Hanning Speke, British explorer, 19th century. In 1858, Speke (1827-1864) and Richard Burton became the first Europeans to discover Lake Tanganyika. Speke then set out alone and arrived at an even larger lake, that he called Lake Victoria. He believed that the lake represented the source of the Nile, a claim that was disputed by Burton amongst others. Speke died from a gunshot wound from his own gun while hunting on the day he was due to debate the Nile claim with Burton in front of members of the Royal Geographical Society.
This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.
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