NOTE: For engravings, the names (if any) are assumed to be: lower left; the illustrator, lower right; the engraver.
Subject's name [in brackets] if artist is unknown.
: “Catching Turtle.” In “Cruise of the Essex” in Harper's New Monthly Magazine
, Vol. XIX, August, 1859, pp.289-310. New York: Harper Brothers.
: “View in King Charles Island, one of the Galapagos Group.” In Robert Brown's The Countries of the World, Being a Popular Description of the Various Continents, Islands, Rivers, Seas, and People of the Globe
. Volume III: Central America; South America
. London: Cassell Petter & Galpin.
of Bishop Berlanga in Panama Cathedral. Artist unknown.
of old and new lighthouses at Isla San Cristóbal.
See also Ralph Stock
for lighthouse photo.
based on Galápagos drawings by Midshipman Philip Gidley King. In FitzRoy
: Narrative of the Surveying Voyages …
Bull, Lemaître, de Berard engravings.
: HMS Beagle
in the Galápagos, plus background source sketch, modern composite photo.
about painting at http://darwin-online.org.uk
: Wild Bull Shooting in the Galapagos Islands
. In February 24 Supplement, p. 160 — The same illustration appeared in the Illustrated London News,
March 10, p. 228.
See also JPEG2000 image
: Gigantic Land Tortoise,—A Present for Her Majesty
. In July 13 issue. See HMS Geyser
on the “Ships” page for details about the ship that brought the tortoise to England.
Engravings Iles Gallapagos: Aiguade dans L'Ile Chatam
and Ile Charles
. Paris: Publisher unknown.
Bull, Lemaître, de Berard engravings.
in Alfred Edmund Brehms Tierleben
(Animal Life). Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut
, in The Royal Natural History.
Volume V: Reptiles and Fishes
. 6 Volumes. London: Frederick Warne & Co.
§ Actually, Cabo Douglas on Isla Fernandina is about 4½ miles farther west than Cape Berkeley.
Ex Libris Book Plate
created for Captain George Allan Hancock, showing his Velero III
. Aircraft symbolizes the Allan Hancock College of Aeronautics.
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MrSID image format.
JPEG 2000 image format.
Map: Galápagos Islands, Surveyed by Captain FitzRoy, R. N. and the Officers of H. M. S. Beagle, 1836. With corrections to 1926
Map: Chart of the
Galapagos, Surveyed in the
Merchant-Ship Rattler, and Drawn
by Capt: James Colnett, of the
Vellum Chart: Pacific coast from Guatemala to
Map: The Gallapagos Islands Discovered and Described by Capt. Cowley in 1684.
Map: A New & Accurate Map of Mexico or New Spain together with California, New Mexico &c.
Portrait of Abraham Ortelius. See also Ortelius
Engraving: Wild Bull Shooting in the Galapagos Islands
. (Supplement to February 24 issue)
Map: A Map of the World Shewing the Course of Mr. Dampier's Voyage Round it. From 1679 to 1691.
Map: A New & Exact Map of the Coast, Countries and Islands within ye Limits of ye South Sea Company.
Map: Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.
Engraving: “Albemarle Island, the Westernmost of the Gallapagos Isles, Cape Berkeley.” In Atlas accompanying Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery
Map: Pacific Ocean, Special Map, Galapagos Islands, Seymour Island.
Aerial photo of island.
Map: Pacific Ocean, Galapagos Islands, Baltra Island. From a Survey by USS Bowditch in 1942.
[First edition, apparent source for U. S. Army map above.]
Map: U. S. Naval Base, South Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands.
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Silent Film Clip: Captain Hancock and Iguana.
Silent Film Clip: The Baroness and Robert Philippson on Isla Floreana.
Film Clip: U. S. Military Service Club, South Seymour Island, Galápagos Islands. From “The Rock: Galápagos en la II Guerra Mundial.”
of Astor's Nourmahal
crew and local residents taken in Galápagos, probably on Isla San Cristóbal [further details unknown].
Photos of The Baroness
- Pre-Galápagos photo taken in Paris, date unknown but published 12/12/1934,
- Associated Press photo taken in Guayaquil,
- an Emory Johnson film (1933 Hancock Expedition),
- larevista.ec photo (May 18, 2014, color added)
taken by New York photographers George Kadel & [?] Herbert, on return of the Harrison Williams Galápagos Expedition.
by Moore (first name unknown), in April 18 Harper's Weekly
by William Couper. New York: American Museum of Natural History. Images #5296 (left), #32287 (right).
of Prince Giolo by John Savage (No connection to Galápagos, but brought to England by William Dampier and included here for general interest).
of Officers, Crew and Scientists from Hancock Expeditions to Galápagos.
See Palmer's Third Galapagos Trip
for additional photos of officers and scientists.
taken by various visitors to Isla San Cristóbal.
taken on Islas Floreana and Marchena.
15 April Letter and Statement
pertaining to the disappearance and search for Saydee Reiser on Isla Floreana, plus gravesite photo, photo of Ms. Reiser.
at Bermuda Government Aquarium. Gift of Vincent Astor. Further details unknown.
of “Tom” the Galápagos tortoise at Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia. © 2003, Anthony Hill.
from WWII occupation of Galápagos Islands [More to follow ASAP].
from mapping missions by U. S. Army Air Forces (U. S. Air Force after 1947).
from “Galapagos Oasis” in Caribbean Breeze
, February, Vol. V., No. 2, pp.14-15.
of “S. O. S.” sign on Isla Seymour Norte. 1959: U. S. Army mapping mission; 2007: google earth
Possible grave site
of Lt. John S. Cowan, in Field Monograph of Galapagos Islands
. Washington: U. S. Navy Department Office of Naval Intelligence.
of Capt. Pringle Stokes, HMS Beagle
, near Port Famine, Chile.
Death in Galápagos
. Mother Nature is not always nice, so avoid these photos if you think Galápagos is part of DisneyLand.
showing lighthouse keeper's shack on Isla San Cristóbal. The “AZO” and triangle arrangement on back indicate postcard was printed between 1918 and 1930.
with a Darwin, California postmark of February 12 (Charles Darwin's birthdate).
of Five Fingers Rock (Roca Cinco Dedos ó Dalrymple) mis-identified as León Dormido. Actual León Dormido (“Kicker Rock”) visible on horizon at far left.
carried on maiden voyage of first Galápagos tourist ship, mailed from Isla Santa Cruz.
apparently put in Post Office barrel by a Lina A
passenger, subsequently picked up by someone on the ship Te Vega
and mailed from Costa Rica. Since Lina A
began Galápagos service on December 4, 1969, and the envelope is postmarked March (day and year unknown), it is assumed here that the year was 1970.
addressed to Captain G. Allan Hancock, from Rudolph Lorenz' brother Karl. Contents unknown. Postmark shows day (26) and year (34), but month is unknown.
postmarked October 20 to inaugurate Panagra air service from Ecuador. Galápagos stamps on rear of envelope.
: Photo of Galápagos Insurrectionists.
with enclosed notes, sent from Post Office Bay & Wreck Bay to his San Diego home.
: HMS Lancaster
crew members at Post Office barrel, Charles Island, November 28.
posted from locations along Eastern coast of United States, Haiti, Panama, Tahiti and American Samoa. [Envelopes after American Samoa were posted in 1936, long after the voyage was prematurely abandoned in April, 1935.]
enclosed in some envelopes.
NOTE: Each ship name below is a link to a description of that vessel on the “Ships” page.
from the ship's 1937 shakedown cruise to Galápagos. The ship post office stamped killer bars at the locations listed below (only Galápagos envelopes shown here though).
|August 27||Portsmouth, Virginia||September 19||Balboa, Canal Zone|
|September 6||Guantánamo, Cuba||October 4||Portsmouth, Virginia|
|September 9||Balboa, Canal Zone|| |
|September 12||Wreck Bay, Galápagos|
|September 15||Post Office Bay, Galápagos|
3rd Presidential Cruise of the USS Houston
mailed from Post Office Barrel by crewmember(?) E. J. Rall.
postmarked on return voyage to U. S. A.
postmarked December 13 with “POST OFFICE BAY GALAPAGOS
” in killer bars.
mailed from Post Office Barrel by commanding officer Lieutenant Ian C. Eddy and crewman Fred Gerlach (view letter
), picked up by Vanderbilt yacht Pioneer