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February 10th, 2015

Darwin Sketchbooks Now Available Online

Thanks to Jan Blencowe for posting this article about Conrad Martens, the artist who accompanied Darwin on his explorations of the Galapagos Islands. These sketchbooks have now been digitized and have been put online by Cambridge University. To read more and access the sketchbooks online: http://bit.ly/1Ccw2Lw  This is the video about the sketchbooks created by Martens on Darwin’s voyage of The Beagle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D1K22Rbc20#t=76

Page from Conrad Martens’s sketchbooks (1833–35), from his time on board the HMS Beagle (courtesy Cambridge University Library)

Page from Conrad Martens’s sketchbooks (1833–35), from his time on board the HMS Beagle (courtesy Cambridge University Library)

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