658 pages, 3 b/w illustrations, 2 b/w maps
A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.
In the years leading up to Charles Darwin's 1832-6 voyage on the Beagle, the ship and its captain Robert Fitzroy (1805-65) had participated in an expedition to the desolate southern coast of South America. This three-volume work, published in 1839, describes both voyages. Volumes 1 and 2, compiled by Fitzroy, contain accounts by professional mariners.
Volume 3 is the first published version of the young Darwin's now famous journal. It later appeared as a free-standing publication (1840) and in a more popular second edition (1845), both reissued in this series. Darwin's preface refers to the detailed scientific publications resulting from his research: the geological studies of volcanic islands and coral reefs (also available in the Cambridge Library Collection), and the co-authored, multi-volume zoology. Darwin expresses thanks to Fitzroy for his 'most cordial friendship', to the ship's officers for their 'undeviating kindness', and particularly to his Cambridge mentor John Stevens Henslow.
1. Porto Praya
2. Rio de Janeiro, excursion north of Cape Frio
3. Monte Video, excursion to R. Polanco
4. Rio Negro
5. Bahia Blanca
6. Set out for Buenos Ayres
7. Excursion to St. Fe
8. Monte Video, excursion to Colonia del Sacramiento
9. Rio Plata
10. Santa Cruz, expedition up river
11. Tierra del Fuego
12. Falkland Islands
13. Strait of Magellan
14. Valparaiso, excursion to base of Andes
16. San Carlos, Chiloe
17. Valparaiso, passage of Andes by Portillo pass
18. Bell mountain, excursion to Cordillera
19. Galapagos Islands volcanic
20. Tahiti, New Zealand
21. Sydney, Van Diemen's Land
22. Keeling Island
23. Mauritius, Brazil, Azores
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