Maritime science and the visual culture of exploration: the albums of a Victorian naval surgeon

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Presenter: Felix Driver

Published: March 2013

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: maritime;science;ethnography

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Naval officers in general, and surgeons in particular, played a significant role in the development of maritime science, through their observations and their collections. This richly-illustrated talk explores the visual culture of maritime science, from coastal sketches to ethnographic observation. In particular, it looks at the albums of John Linton Palmer RN, a naval surgeon who served in the Pacific during the 1850s and 1860s. Felix Driver

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