American Museum of Natural History scientists Herbert Lang and
James Chapin left New York Harbor bound for the Congo on May 8,
1909. They returned home about five-and-one-half years later.
This interactive itinerary illustrates their voyage from New York
to Western Africa, then up the Congo River to the Ituri Forest
region, where the bulk of their collecting took place. In July
1911, Chapin and Lang divided and began working separately, rendezvousing
from time to time. Click the arrows beneath the map to advance
the itinerary. Chapin's movements are noted with a bright yellow
line, Lang's with an orange one. Their travels together are depicted
with a red line.
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