HMS Beagle Laid Ashore

This print shows the HMS Beagle laid ashore at Tierra del Fuego, Santa Cruz river, 50.1125°S and 68.3917°W, 1834-04-16.

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

There is a little Easter egg in the image, but you don't have to wait until Easter to frame it nicely and give it away as a Christmas present to family & friends: The image is an assemblage of two Victorian prints: I took the liberty to add two persons (drawn by Henry Holiday and cut by Joseph Swain in Lewis Carroll’s "The Hunting of the Snark", 1876) to the image. But I didn’t touch the vessel.

The resolution already is quite high. In snrk.de/page_snarked-beagle you can find a vectorized version of my assemblage for large posters.
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