Illustrations in the Beagle Library

The Beagle library was also a rich visual gallery of illustrations and maps. Many of the works were beautifully illustrated with woodcuts or engravings of animals or scenes of exotic lands. The online Beagle library now allows anyone to see the amazing range of images that Darwin poured over during the voyage of the Beagle.

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Narborough, John. 1694. An account of several late voyages & discoveries to the South and North. London: Walford.

Dampier, William. 1697. A new voyage round the world. London: James Knapton.

Wafer, Lionel. 1699. A new voyage and description of the isthmus of America. London: James Knapton.

Frézier, Amédée François. 1717. A voyage to the south-sea and along the coasts of Chili and Peru in 1712–14. London.





Anson, George. 1748. A voyage round the world, in the years 1740, 1, 2, 3, 4 by George Anson, Esq; commander in chief of a squadron of His Majesty's ships, sent upon an expedition to the South-Seas: compiled from papers and other materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his direction by Richard Walter. 3rd ed. London: John and Paul Knapton.

Michell, John. 1760. Conjectures concerning the cause, and observations upon the phaenomena of earthquakes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 51: 566–634.

Byron, John. 1768. The narrative of the Honourable John Byron (Commodore in a late expedition around the world) containing an account of the great distresses suffered by himself and his companions on the coast of Patagonia, from the year 1740, till their arrival in England, 1746. London: S.Baker and G. Leigh, and T. Davies.

Pernety, Antoine Joseph. 1769. Journal historique d’un voyage fait aux Îles Malouïnes en 1763 et 1764 pour les reconnoître, & y former un établissement; et de deux voyages au Détroit de Magellan avec une relation sur les Patagons. Berlin: Étienne de Bordeaux. volume 2.

Bougainville, Louis Antoine de. 1772. A voyage round the world performed by order of His Most Christian Majesty in the years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769. Translated by John Reinhold Forster. London: J. Nourse and T. Davies.

Hawkesworth, John. 1773. An account of the voyages undertaken for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook in the Dolphin, the Swallow and the Endeavour drawn from the journals which were kept by the several commanders and from the papers of Joseph Banks. 3 vols. London, W. Strahan; and T. Cadell., volume 1.

Hawkesworth, John. 1773. An account of the voyages undertaken for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook in the Dolphin, the Swallow and the Endeavour drawn from the journals which were kept by the several commanders and from the papers of Joseph Banks. 3 vols. London, W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, volume 2.


Hawkesworth, John. 1773. An account of the voyages undertaken for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook in the Dolphin, the Swallow and the Endeavour drawn from the journals which were kept by the several commanders and from the papers of Joseph Banks. 3 vols. London, W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, volume 3.

Saint-Pierre, Bernardin de. 1773. Voyage à l’isle de France, à l'Isle de Bourbon, au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, &c. avec des observations nouvelles sur la nature & sur les hommes. Amsterdam et Paris: Merlin.

Falkner, Thomas. 1774. A description of Patagonia, and the adjoining parts of South America. Hereford: C. Pugh.

Forster, Johann Reinhold. 1778. Observations made during a voyage round the world on physical geography, natural history, and ethnic philosophy. London: G. Robinson.

Cook, James and King, James. 1784. A voyage to the Pacific Ocean undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere. 3 vols. London: Strachan, vol. 1.

Cook, James and King, James. 1784. A voyage to the Pacific Ocean undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere. 3 vols. London: Strachan, vol. 2.

Cook, James and King, James. 1784. A voyage to the Pacific Ocean undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere. 3 vols. London: Strachan, vol. 3.


Volney, Constantin François Chasseboeuf. 1787. Voyage en Syrie et en Égypte, pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785, 2d ed. Paris: Desenne. Volume 1. Text Volume 2. Text

Phillip, Arthur. 1789. The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay: with an account of the establishment of the colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island, compiled from authentic papers which have been obtained from the several departments to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall with an account of their new discoveries, embellished with fifty five copper plates, the maps and charts taken from actual surveys, & the plans & views drawn on the spot, by Capt. Hunter, Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Dawes, Bradley, Capt. Marshall, &c. London: John Stockdale.




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