C1827

View of the Encampment in Careening Bay where the Mermaid was repaired.

Scarce image of the Mermaid in Australian waters. ON board were Phillip Parker King, Stokes, Conrad Martens and Charles Darwin.

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S/N: WC-1827-KING-101-FN–218746
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Full Title:

View of the Encampment in Careening Bay where the Mermaid was repaired.

Date:

C1827

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Image Size: 

165mm 
x 103mm
AUTHENTICITY
View of the Encampment in Careening Bay where the Mermaid was repaired. - Antique Print from 1827

Genuine antique
dated:

1827

Description:

Scarce image of the Mermaid in Australian waters. ON board were Phillip Parker King, Stokes, Conrad Martens and Charles Darwin.

Phillip Parker King (1791 - 1856)

Phillip Parker King (1791–1856) King was a naval officer, hydrographer and company manager, son of Philip Gidley King. Phillip sailed for England with his parents in October 1796 in the Britannia. When his father left England in November 1799 to become governor of New South Wales, his sister Maria was left in the care of Mrs Samuel Enderby, and Phillip was placed under the tuition of Rev. S. Burford in Essex. In 1802 he was nominated to the Portsmouth Naval Academy. In November 1807 he entered the navy in the Diana and became a midshipman serving for six years in the North Sea, the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean, being promoted master's mate in 1810 and lieutenant in February 1814.

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