Kingfishers, Samoa, 1838-1842.

Hinshelwood

 
Kingfishers, Samoa, 1838-1842.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Engraving by Hinshelwood after an original work by Titian Peale. From 'United States Exploring Expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842' by John Cassin, (Philadelphia, 1858). This first US scientific expedition led by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes (1798-1877), visited South America, Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, the Northwest coast of North America and the China Sea. Its aims were: to improve knowledge of the Pacific, the Hudson's Bay Company's settlements, and the Indian tribes and their allegiances; to explore trading opportunities; to record the flora and fauna encountered and to find a southern continent. The charting of a significant portion of Antarctica was one Wilkes' main achievements.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas

image details