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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Conybeare, William Daniel and Phillips, William. 1822. Outlines of the geology of England and Wales, with an introductory compendium of the general principles of that science, and comparative views of the structure of foreign countries. London: William Phillips.

Fleming, John. 1822. The philosophy of zoology; or, A general view of the structure, functions, and classification of animals. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co. Volume 1.

Freycinet, Louis Claude Desaulses de. 1822-44. Voyage autour du monde entrepris par ordre du Roi, exécuté sur les corvettes de S.M. l'Oranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820. Paris. Zoology Atlas.

Freycinet, Louis Claude Desaulses de. 1822-44. Voyage autour du monde entrepris par ordre du Roi, exécuté sur les corvettes de S.M. l'Oranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820. Paris. Botany Atlas.

Henslow, John Stevens. 1822. Geological description of Anglesea. Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 1 pt 2 (18): 359-452.

Swainson, William. 1822. The naturalist’s guide for collecting and preserving all subjects of natural history and botany, intended for the use of students and travellers. London: W.Wood, and Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, and Liverpool: W. Grapel.

Burchell, William John. 1822-4. Travels in the interior of Southern Africa. 2 vols. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. vol. 1.

Burchell, William John. 1822-4. Travels in the interior of Southern Africa. 2 vols. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. vol. 2.

Arrowsmith, Aaron. 1823. A new general atlas, constructed from the latest authorities. Edinburgh: A. Constable and London: Longman.

Daniell, John Frederic. 1823. Meteorological essays and observations. London: Thomas and Charles Underwood.

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