Photographic Carte de visite portrait of T.H. Huxley. RATTLESNAKE, Thomas Henry HUXLEY.

Photographic Carte de visite portrait of T.H. Huxley.

London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, circa 1880.

Carte de visite measuring 94 x 60 mm,

Veteran of the Rattlesnake, friend of Darwin

Fine carte de visite portrait of Professor Thomas Huxley, one of the pre-eminent naturalists of Victorian England who championed the evolutionary theory propounded by Charles Darwin throughout his professional career.

Fine carte de visite portrait of Professor Thomas Huxley, one of the pre-eminent naturalists of Victorian England who championed the evolutionary theory propounded by Charles Darwin throughout his professional career.

Huxley is also an important figure in Australian natural history as he accompanied the government biologist John Macgillivray aboard the Rattlesnake scientific survey of 1846-50. This expedition, under the command of Captain Owen Stanley, travelled north along the coast of north Queensland and through the Barrier Reef before exploring coastal New Guinea and the Louisiade archipelago. During his time in Australian waters Huxley speculated on concepts related to biology and evolution, so much so that he became a staunch advocate and defender of Darwin upon returning to Britain.

Condition Report: Blank margins neatly trimmed,else fine.

Price (AUD): $650.00

US$488.31   Other currencies

Ref: #4304404

Condition Report