Marine life observed by William Dampier (1651-1715) by Anonymous

Marine life observed by William Dampier (1651-1715)


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Marine life observed by William Dampier (1651-1715)


Two studies of marine creatures observed by William Dampier during his voyage to Australia [New Holland] in 1699. Figure 1 [inscribed "F.2"] captioned: "The Dolphin of the Antients taken near the Line, called by our seamen a Porpus." Figure 2 [Inscribed "F7"] captioned: "A Dolphin as it is usually called by our seamen, taken in the open Sea." [the Dolphinfish or Mahi-mahi, Coryphaena hippurus] Plate 2 facing p.113 in: A voyage to New-Holland, &c. In the Year William Dampier; within volume 3 of A collection of voyages..., by William Dampier, 4 volumes, (London, James and John Knapton, 1729). Copy belonging to Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), President of the Royal Society.

Original: copperplate engraving. 1729

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