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Port Louis, Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands


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Object ID PAF6240
Description One of a group of 15 watercolours by Conrad Martens to illustrate Robert Fitzroy's 'Narrative of the Voyage of the Beagle' (1839), vol.2 p. 248. It depicts the settlement of Port Louis with two sheep on the left hand side in the foreground and three more to the right of the settlement. In the background, behind Port Louis, is the inlet known as Berkeley Sound. The 'Beagle' visited Berkeley Sound on 25 March 1834 on its second visit to the Falkland Islands during the voyage. This is plate no.8 in the sequence of the second volume of Fitzroy's 'Narrative', engraved by J.W. Cook and facing p. 248 with the title 'Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands'. See 'Conrad Martens's "Beagle" Pictures', no.166, in R.D. Keynes (ed.) 'The Beagle Record...' (CUP, 1979), pp. 389-402. For notes on Martens, see PAF6227.
Date made April 1835 - January 1836

Artist/Maker Martens, Conrad
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials watercolour
Measurements Overall: 124 x 366 mm; Mount: 406 mm x 559 mm
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