Lot 1019
Extremely Rare British Admiralty Map Surveyed During Darwin's Expedition
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The Strait of Magalhaens commonly called Magellan Surveyed in His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle by Captain Phillip Parkerking, R. N. F. R. S., &c. and Captain Robert Fitz Roy, R. N. 1826-30, 1832-34 (London: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, May 2nd 1832), the sheet being cut into 15 squares and backed with a sheet of linen for durability. Unframed.

This revision of the original 1832 map boldly credits Captain Fitz Roy's celebrated 1832-1834 expedition on the HMS Beagle, which has become famous through its close association with the young Charles Darwin.

Full Sheet 25.25 x 38 9/16 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Some small splits to the linen; the paper with overall age toning and subtle stains.