C1846

Messrs. Fitzmaurice & Keys Dancing for their Lives.

Rare engraving showing the encounter between Fitzmaurice and Keys crew on the 3rd Expedition of the Beagle, 1837-1843 who gone down to the beach below some conspicuous red cliffs in the vicinity of present-day Darwin in August 1839. Only escaping … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Messrs. Fitzmaurice & Keys Dancing for their Lives.

Date:

C1846

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

140mm 
x 95mm

Paper Size: 

215mm 
x 135mm
AUTHENTICITY
Messrs. Fitzmaurice & Keys Dancing for their Lives. - Antique View from 1846

Genuine antique
dated:

1846

Description:

Rare engraving showing the encounter between Fitzmaurice and Keys crew on the 3rd Expedition of the Beagle, 1837-1843 who gone down to the beach below some conspicuous red cliffs in the vicinity of present-day Darwin in August 1839. Only escaping by dancing as shown in the engraving.

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 4406.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987 89a.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2842583
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBERS MD 2 U 14
State Library Victoria: RARELT 919.4 ST6
Royal Geographic Society SA: RGS Special Coll. 919.4042 S874
Royal Museum Greenwich: ID: PAG8139 (original ink drawing)
State Library of Western Australia: 919.4 STO

Lewis Roper Fitzmaurice (1816 - 1893)

Sketcher, surveyor and sailor who while serving on the Beagle, made some of the drawings subsequently reproduced in Stokes's Discoveries in Australia. He also surveyed part of the Queensland coast until severely wounded in the foot

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