Limited Edition HMS Beagle Model
Limited Edition HMS Beagle Model ~ HMS Beagle, 46x35cm ~ HMS Beaglel, 46x35cm ~ HMS Beagle Modell, 46x35 cm ~ HMS Beagle , 46x35cm ~ Limited Edition HMS Beagle Model
It was during HMS Beagle's second survey voyage to South America that the young Charles Darwin made many of the discoveries that would lead to his theories on evolution. He had been invited on board by her Captain, Robert Fitzroy (of barometer and weather forecasting fame), as a companion to stave off the boredom and loneliness of life at sea, and the two became great friends. Beagle herself was built as a Cherokee class 10-gun brig in 1820, later adapted as a survey barque - as she is modelled here. She is portrayed under full sail, mounted on a specially-commissioned, cast ceramic base with green and gold leaf decoration inspired by the first edition of Origin of the Species. Total length 46cm, height 35cm. Strictly limited edition of 500, individually numbered.