Red-crested bird, c 1832-1836.

Gould, Elizabeth

 
Red-crested bird, c 1832-1836.
4 0 c m
 
38cm
actual image size: 30cm x 32cm

Description

Lithograph by Elizabeth Gould after a drawing by her husband John Gould, from 'The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle', published in London, 1839-1843, and edited by the British originator of evolutionary theory Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Darwin was naturalist on 'HMS Beagle' during its voyage of 1832-1836, the purpose of which was to make a scientific survey of the South American waters. The expedition also visited the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand. Darwin's observations contributed to his discovery of the principle of natural selection of heritable variation as the cause of evolution. His most famous work, 'On the origin of species by means of natural selection', was published in 1859.

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