Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage

Frederick William Beechey - The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage (1839)

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Captain Beechey commanded a ship that explored part of the Pacific and the Bering Strait from 1825-28.  He wrote a book about that journey then a few years later appeared this catalog.  There aren't as many illustrations as I might like but what's there is quite nice.  A companion volume on botany was also released but only with uncolored line drawings (at least in the editions online).