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Darwin's Voyage of the 'Beagle'.

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Darwin's Voyage in the "Beagle" 

Darwin's Voyage in the "Beagle" King (Captain P.P.) and Captain Fitzroy: Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S' Ships "Adventure" and "Beagle", 1826-36, describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America and the "Beagle's" Circumnavigation of the Globe, 8 maps, plans, charts and 48 engraved plates depicting Patagonians, Fuegians, New Zealanders, Scenes in Brazil, Chile, Tahiti, etc. FIRST EDITION, 3 vols. and appendix, together 4 vols, 8vo, original cloth, vols, 1 and 2 unopened(some very slight foxing, small repair to the head of the appendix volume, vol. 3 slight repair to the joints and spine), London, 1839                                                           

                       

First expedition, 1826-30, under the command of Captain King surveyed the Straits of Magellan, the coasts of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, Ramirez and neighbouring  islands. The narrative also includes accounts of the inhabitants, attempted European settlements, visits to Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, etc.

Second expedition, 1831-36 under the command of Captain Fitzroy, continued the surveys to the coasts of the Falkland Islands, Galapagos, and South Sea Islands and also visited New Zealand, Hobart, etc. The narrative contains accounts of the people and natural history of South America.

Charles Darwin's Journal [vol. 3] 1832-36, helped him to formulate his theory of evolution of the species.

Conrad Martins joined Fitzroy as draughtsman at Montevideo in August 1832 to replace Augustus Earl who was in bad health, and remained with the expedition for two years. Among the engravings are seventeen fine examples of Martens early work including one of Tahiti.

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