Götz Kluge

Götz Kluge

Posted on 12/25/2014

Photo taken on December 24, 2014

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Charles Darwin
HMS Beagle
The Hunting of the Snark

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Beagle Laid Ashore & Snarked

Beagle Laid Ashore & Snarked 

I posted this as a 4758 x 3102 image earlier, but this one is much bigger: 8000x5200. It is an enlargement of the vectorized version of the earlier image.

This ship played an important role in the history of science. Its probably most well known passanger was Charles Darwin. However, the Bellman carrying the Banker from Lewis Carroll's and Henry Holiday's "Hunting of the Snark" sneaked into the image.

The print is based on a drawing by Conrad Martens, etching published in: Francis Darwin, Life and Letters of Charles Darwin , p. 160, 1888. Conrad Martens' drawing has been engraved by Thomas Landseer and published in the year 1838 by H. Colburn in The Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of HMS Adventure and Beagle.

Date: 1834-04-16
Location: Tierra del Fuego, Santa Cruz river, 50.1125°S and 68.3917°W
That is the position calculated by Captain Robert FitzRoy (who had no GPS). The error was small. The drawing shows that the site must have been a river bank (50.13°S, 68.39°W?) near the calculated position.

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