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Darwin Correspondence Project

Cordillera Beagle expedition

Use our interactive to explore one of the Beagle voyage inland traverses of the foothills of the Andes Darwin made on horseback in August and September 1834. Find out about the people and places he encountered on his journey in Chile from Valparaiso to Nancagua and the map he was given to find his way. Discover some of the rocks he collected to support his geological theories in 3D.

Further Information

The rocks Darwin collected on the Beagle voyage are part of the collections of the Sedgwick Musueum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge. The 3D images were produced by the Cambridge Darwin 3D Image group.