In 2012, I assembled two scans from original 19th century sources:
- Print The Beagle Laid Ashore based on a drawing (1834-04-16) by Conrad Martens, etching published in: Francis Darwin, Life and Letters of Charles Darwin , p. 160, 1888. Conrad Martens’ drawing has been engraved by T. Landseer and published in the year 1838 by H. Colburn in The Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of HMS Adventure and Beagle. (Image date: 1834-04-16. Location: Tierra del Fuego, Santa Cruz river, 50.1125°S and 68.3917°W. That is the position calculated by Captain Robert FitzRoy (who had no GPS). The error was small. The drawing shows that the site must have been a river bank – 50.13°S, 68.39°W? – near the calculated position.)
- The Banker “supported” by the Bellman and the Beaver carrying a microscope depicted in illustrations by H. Holiday to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, 1876
Obviously, LibriVox (see also archive.org) liked my assemblage (archived). They are using it with my consent as a cover image. If you use it, don’t forget to mention the creators: Henry Holiday and Conrad Martens. I just mixed both prints. License for my assemblage (4758 × 3102): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
Today (2021-03-14) I learned about Brian Dewan, because he used my assemblage on the cover of his The Hunting of the Snark. His recording (2017) has aired in London and New York. The borrowing is fine with me, because for the assemblage I too borrowed illustrations. They were made by two 19th century artists.
001 “Just the place for a Snark!” the Bellman cried,
002 As he landed his crew with care;
003 Supporting each man on the top of the tide
004 By a finger entwined in his hair.
Isn’t the Bellman’s treatment of the Baker a bit brutal and degrading? Whose hair was Carroll referring to? The Banker’s? The Bellman’s?
2017-10-04, updated 2021-01-26