1698 William Dampier Pirate Naturalist
1698 William Dampier, naturalist, explorer and buccaneer (August 1651 - March 1715). A posthumous 1787 Copperplate engraving by Charles Sherwin after the 1698 painting by T. Murray. On the engraving, Dampier holds his book "Dampiers Voyages" (A New Voyage Round the World" 1697). Dampier was famously described as "a pirate of exquisite mind" and became a fashionable friend of the Royal Society after his accounts of his explorations were published. As a sailor and Buccaneer he was the first man to go three times around the world - under the pirate Captains; Sharp, Swan, Davis and Cooke. He took careful notes of the natural history he saw, becoming the first man to describe many features of Australia, New Guinea and Galapagos. Darwin much later referred to him as "dear old Dampier" being so familiar with his naturalistic accounts.
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Static line-up for the air display at RAF Gibraltar
line-up for the static display at RAF Gibraltar ca 1988/89 l to r Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.1, Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B of 237 OCU RAF, RAF Panavia Tornado GR.1 of the TTTE, Lockheed P-3B Orion of the Royal Dutch Navy, Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.4 of 233 OCU RAF Date: circa 1988 / 1989
© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans
1988, 1989, 237, 2b, Aviation, Buccaneer, Ca, Circa, Display, Gibraltar, Gr, Hawker, Jetstream, Line Up, Ocu, Panavia, Raf, Scottish, Siddeley, Static, Tornado, Ttte
Sir Walter Raleigh, print made by S. Freeman (engraving)
XJF701492 Sir Walter Raleigh, print made by S. Freeman (engraving) by Gheeraerts, Marcus, the Younger (c.1561-1635) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sir Walter Raleigh (c.1554a1618) was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England.); English, out of copyright
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