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Admiralty, British Info Info

1837 HMS Beagle Surveys between 1826 and 1839. Taunton, England: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.
Galápagos Islands. Chart in six sections, as follows:
L 945 No. 1: South part of Indefatigable, Barrington, Chatham (detail view, NE corner), Charles (detail view, showing offshore islets), Hood.
L 946 No. 2: South part of Albemarle (detail view, SW corner).
L 947 No. 3: North part of Indefatigable, N. & S. Seymour (not yet named). Large inset shows Culpepper and Wenman.
L 948 No. 4: Narborough, north part of Albemarle, James, northwest segment of Indefatigable.
Detail view, to compare with Admiralty Chart 1375.
L 949 No. 5: East part of Bindloe, Tower (detail view, Beagle track past island).
L 950 No. 6: Abingdon and Bindloe Island.
Indefatigable (from L 945-948)
Detail views, to show possible track of Lt. Sulivan in yawl.
Detail views, to show possible tracks of Mr. Chaffers in longboat.
Note: See 1886 entry below for additional details on the above series.
 
Galápagos Islands. Eight detail views, as follows:
L 951: Charles Island: Post Office Bay area.
L 952: Albemarle Island: Tagus Cove area.
L 953: Northwest corner of Chatham Island.
L 954: Fresh Water Bay, Chatham Island.
L 955: Gardner Bay, Hood Island.
L 956: East side of James Island, Sulivan Bay, Bartholomew Island.
L 957: West side of James Island, James Bay, Albany Island.
L 958: Iguana Cove, Albemarle Island.

1887, 89 Pacific Ocean: Anchorages in the Galápagos Islands. Chatham Island: Approaches to Wreck Bay, Surveyed by Commander J. Wood, H.M.S. Pandora, 1849. London: British Admiralty Chart #1376.
With Six Insets: Info

——— Selected Editions of Admiralty Chart 1375 ———

1841 Galapagos Islands Surveyed by Capt. Robt. Fitz Roy R. N. and the Officers of H. M. S. Beagle, 1836.
Compare James Bay lagoon with other charts.
Inset shows “Bartholomew I.”
See FitzRoy, 1835 to view chart with track of HMS Beagle.
Chart used as source for 1942 U. S. Hydrographic Office chart.
Compare with U. S. Hydrographic Office chart.

1886 Detail view of Charles Island, showing addition of Cormorant Pt. to the chart. (see also 1932-1948)

1932-48 Galápagos Islands, Surveyed by Captain FitzRoy, R. N. and the Officers of H. M. S. Beagle, 1836, with Additions and Corrections to 1926.
“Published at the Admiralty 9th Augt. 1886” and “Large Correction, 8th August 1930” printed on bottom of chart. Numerous small corrections, 1932-1948 also listed.
Note: Chart grid displays approximate areas covered by Admiralty charts L 945-950 cited above.
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1987 Archipiélago de Colón (Galapagos Islands) from the Ecuadorian and United States Government Charts to 1985. With additions and corrections to 1987.

Admiralty Chart 1375 †
Islands:
Narborough, Albemarle, James, Indefatigable, Barrington, Charles
Hood, Chatham
Abingdon, Bindloe, Tower
Insets Show: 184118861948 ‡1987 §
Academia, Bahia   
Academy Bay  • (1935) 
Conway Bay   
Culpepper & Wenman   
Darwin Bay  • (1927) 
Eden I.   
Freshwater Bay   
Gardner Bay (–)   
Iguana Cove  
Isabel, Bahia    
James Bay  
Naufragio, Bahia   
Post Office Bay (–)   
Stephens, Bahia   
Sulivan Bay  
Tagus, Caleta   
Tagus Cove (–)   
Terrapin Road   
Villamil    
Webb Cove (+)   
Wreck Bay (–)   
Wreck Bay (+)    

Images were scanned from the 1886 edition of chart (with corrections to 1948).

‡ (19xx) indicates inset is from US Government plan of that date.

§ 1987 edition uses modern names (Fernandina, Isabela, etc.), misspells Sulivan Bay as Sullivan Bay.

Inset appears on chart with this date.

(–) Removed from ADM 1375, added to ADM 1376 in 1887.

(+) Added to ADM 1375 in 1887.


AECI: Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation)

2002 Architectural Drawings for restoration of Manuel J. Cobos Hacienda and Jail. San Cristóbal, Galápagos: Instituto Nacional de Patrimonio Cultural.


Anderson, F. A. Info

1917 Map of The Island.” [Isla Santa María] In Perry Newberry's Castaway Island. Philadephia: Penn Publishing Company.


Anonymous Info

ca. 1535 Untitled vellum chart of Pacific coast from Guatemala to Northern Perú. Chart 9 in Nautical Charts on Vellum in the Library of Congress, compiled by Walter W. Ristow and R. A. Skelton. Washington: Library of Congress, 1977.
Compare coastline with modern map.
Detail views show that Galápagos Islands were added to chart at a later date.
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Arrowsmith, Aaron Info

1798 Chart of the Galapagos, Surveyed in the Merchant-Ship Rattler, and Drawn by Capt: James Colnett, of the Royal Navy. in 1793 1794.” Engraved by T. Foot, Weston Place, St. Pancras. London. Published 1st January 1798 by A. Arrowsmith, Charles Street, Soho.
In James Colnett's A Voyage to the South Atlantic and Round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean .
Detail view of Rattler track near Charles Island.
Compare Arrowsmith detail with Google Earth view of islets off East coast of Floreana.
Detail view, showing McGowen's Reef.
Compare James Bay lagoon with other charts.
Compare central area with 1820 chart.
Compare Albemarle on Arrowsmith & Hooker charts.

1805 Chart of the Galapagos, Surveyed in the Merchant-Ship Rattler, and Drawn by Capt: James Colnett, of the Royal Navy. in 1793 1794.” Engraved by T. Foot, Weston Place, St. Pancras. London. Published 1st January 1798 by A. Arrowsmith, Rathbone Place.
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1808 Chart of the Galapagos, Surveyed in the Merchant-Ship Rattler, and Drawn by Capt: James Colnett, of the Royal Navy. in 1793 1794.” Engraved by T. Foot, Weston Place, St. Pancras. London. Published 1st January 1798 by A. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square.
Detail view: Lord Chathams Isle.

1817 “Chart of the Galapagos, Surveyed in the Merchant Ship Rattler & Drawn by Capt. James Colnett R. N. in 1793 & 1794.” Taunton, England: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. [See Notes page for further details.]

1820 “Chart of the Galapagos, Surveyed in the Merchant-Ship Rattler, and Drawn by Capt: James Colnett, of the Royal Navy. in 1793 1794. Additions & Corrections to 1817.” Engraved by T. Foot, Weston Place, St. Pancras. London. Published 1st January 1798 by A. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square._____ Hydrographer to His Majesty.
Compare Charles Isle on all five Arrowsmith charts.
Compare Charles Isle on Arrowsmith and Fyffe charts.
Compare Norfolk/Indefatigable on all five Arrowsmith charts.
Compare Norfolk/Indefatigable on Arrowsmith charts with Fyffe 1815 (Porters Isle) and Vandermaelen 1827 (Infatigable [sic]).
Compare central area with 1798 chart.
Cartouche, with Dower's I. added.


Arrowsmith, John

1839 South America, from Original Documents, including the Survey by the Officers of H. M. Ships Adventure and Beagle. Dedicated to Captain R. Fitz Roy, R. N. by John Arrowsmith.
Inset shows Galapagos Islands. By the Officers of H. M. S. Beagle. 1835.


[Astor Expedition]

1930Untitled rear cover map of Nourmahal Route through Galápagos. Bulletin: New York Zoological Society, XXXIII, No. 4, July-August. New York: New York Zoological Society.


Baker, Joseph Info

ca. 1796 Carte des Ìles Sandwich d'après la reconnnoissance qui en à été faite dans les differentes Relaches de la Corvette la Découverte et de sa Conserve le Chatham Commandés par le Cap. Vancouver en 1792, 1793 et 1794 et redigée sous sa direction par le Lieutenant Joseph Baker.
Partie des Ìles Gallapagos inset shows track of HMS Discovery in Galápagos.
See also James Johnstone.
Compare with same area on Johnstone chart.


Banning, George Hugh

1933 Course of Velero III: Galápagos Islands
On rear cover of Banning'sHancock Expedition … .”


Beebe, William Info Info

1923 Unattributed “Sketch Map Of Galápagos Islands.” In Williams Galápagos Expedition. Zoologica: Scientific Contributions of the New York Zoological Society, Vol 5. No. 1 (December 31). New York: New York Zoological Society.
p. 2. Plate A. Sketch Map shows Route of the Noma and detail view above shows Wheeler Rock east of Daphne Major (See also p. 17 text citation).

1924 Indefatigable, Daphne & Tower Islands. Unattributed models in Beebe: Galápagos: World's End.


Blackie & Son

ca. 1860 Galapagos Islands. N°. XCVI. On large sheet, also showing New Zealand, Sandwich Islands, Papuan Archipelago.


Bowen, Emanuel

1744 The Gallapagos Islands Discovered and Described by Capt. Cowley in 1684. In John Harris' Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca (Volume 1, p. 79, 2nd and 3rd editions).
Bowen's map is based on a Herman Moll map in “Cowley's Voyage Round the Globe” but with Text Commentary about Captains Woodes Rogers and [Edward] Davis added at bottom.
Compare Bowen and Moll maps.
Compare five versions of this map.
Compare with modern map.
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1747 A New & Accurate Map of Mexico or New Spain together with California, New Mexico &c. In A Complete System of Geography. Being a Description of All the Countries, Islands, Cities, Chief Towns, Harbours, Lakes, and Rivers, Mountains, Mines, &c. of the Known World … London:William Innys, et al.
Map inset shows “The Gallipago Islands.”
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Burney, James

1816 See John Russell for Galápagos map facing p. 145, in Burney's A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean and History of the Buccaneers of America.


Christensen, August F., & Anton Stub

1925 Isla Santa Maria del Archipelago de Colon (Ecuador.)
Hand-drawn chart of Isla Santa María on page 54 of Stein Hoff's Drømmen om Galapagos.
See also Letter by Enrique Ribadeneira pasted on back of chart.


Conway, Ainslie & Frances Conway photos

1948 Sketch maps of Floreana and Santiago on endpapers of both Conway books.


Cousteau, Jacques-Yves, & Philippe Diolé

1973 The Galápagos archipelago and its location in the Pacific with respect to Central America. §
Unattributed chart in the authors' Three Adventures: Galápagos, Titicaca, The Blue Holes. New York: A & W Visual Library.

§ Chart actually shows location with respect to South (not Central) America.


[Cowley, William Ambrosia]

1684 Tracks of Batchelors Delight and Nicholas drawn on Moll's Galápagos chart in Morgan Library Ms. 3310.


Cruz Doblado, Thomas de la Info

1794 Carta Espherica que comprehende una parte del Archipielego de los Galapagos. Madrid: Museo Naval.
See Torres y Guerra for the 1793 versions of this chart.


[Darwin, Charles]

2007 Darwin in Galápagos. Google Earth images from NASA satellite photos, showing places where Darwin went ashore.

2013 Google Earth “Flyover” of locations visited by Darwin.


Darwin, Charles, Research Station

2006 Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Research Station. Google Earth images from NASA satellite photo of Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos.


Dean, Mallette

1940 Galapagos Islands. In 1940 Grabhorn edition of Melville's The Encantadas.


DMA: Defense Mapping Agency, Washington, DC, USA

TitleNumberDateScale
Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Islands)22ACO 220001:60,000
Isla San Cristobal & Approaches22XCO 22521Sep. 29, 19841:60,000
Approaches to Canal de Santa Fe22XCO 22523Sep. 29, 19841:60,000
Isla Espanola (Hood Island) & Approaches22XCO 22524Apr. 26, 19751:60,000
Isla Santa Maria & Approaches22XCO 22526Sep. 8, 19841:60,000
Southern Coast of Isla Santa Cruz including Isla Santa Fe22XCO 22528Aug. 2, 19801:60,000
Isla Isabela to Isla Santa Maria22XCO 225291:60,000
Southern Approaches to Canal de Pinzon22XCO 225311:60,000
Puerto Villamil to Punta Cristobal22XCO 22532Mar. 16, 19851:60,000
Western Approach to Bahia Isabel22XCO 22533Oct. 19, 19851:60,000
Bahia Isabel & Approaches
  A. Bahia Isabel Anchorage
  B. Caleta Tagus
22XCO 22541Feb. 16, 19851:60,000
1:20,000
1:10,000
Western Approach to Estrecho de Bolivar22XCO 22542Jul. 20, 19851:60,000
Northern Coast of Isla Isabela22XCO 22543Aug. 24, 19851:60,000
Northern Approaches to Canal de Isabela22XCO 22544Sep. 14, 19851:60,000
Approaches to Bahia de Perry22XCO 22545Jun. 12, 19761:60,000
Eastern Approach to Canal de San Salvador22XCO 22547Jun. 5, 19761:60,000
Baltra, Mosquera, North Seymour
(outline shown on 547, but not yet published)
22XCO 225481:60,000
Northern Coast of Isla San Salvador22XCO 225491:60,000
Isla Pinta & Isla Marchena
  Plan: Isla Genovesa
22XCO 22551Sep. 1, 19791:60,000
1:30,000
† Chart not available for study.

Delisle, Guillaume

1722 Carte D'Amérique dressée pour l'usage du Roy.


Dunn, Samuel & Robert Sayer

1787 A General Map of the World or Terraqueous Globe. Map shows “Galapagos or Inchanted Is.”
Detail view of islands (Map is in two sections).


Edwardes, G. W. P. Info

1846 Pacific Ocean: Galapagos Islands. Constructed by G. W. P. Edwardes Midshipman … H. M. S. Daphne. Taunton, United Kingdom: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, Chart L5843.
Sketch of Daphne Isles (See Notes page for details.)


Estes, Greg & K. Thalia Grant, Peter R. Grant

2000 “Darwin in Galápagos: His Footprints through the Archipelago.” In Notes of the Royal Society, Vol 54, No. 3, pp. 343-368. London: The Royal Society.
Map of Chatham Island (Isla San Cristóbal), showing points visited by Darwin.


FitzRoy, Robert FitzRoy portraits Info Info

1831-36 Captain's Log: H. M. S. Beagle. Kew, United Kingdom: National Archives ADM 51/3055: Records of the Admiralty, Captains' Logs.
Master's Log: H. M. S. Beagle. Kew, United Kingdom: National Archives ADM 52/4002: Records of the Admiralty, Masters' Logs.
Ship's Log: H. M. S. Beagle. Kew, United Kingdom: National Archives ADM 53/236: Records of the Admiralty, Ships' Logs.
Positions and bearings recorded in these logs illustrate the Galápagos segment of the voyage.

1839 Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle between the Years 1826 and 1836, … Appendix to the Second Volume London: Henry Colburn.
HMS Beagle track from Callao, Peru to Galápagos.


Fleming, Bernardo

1894 “Map of Ecuador” with Galápagos inset. In Ecuador: Bulletin No. 64. Washington, DC: Bureau of the American Republics.


Fraser, C. McLean Info

1943 Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions: General Account of the Scientific Work of the Velero III in the Eastern Pacific, 1931-41. Los Angeles: University of Southern California Press.
Part I: Historical Introduction, Velero III, Personnel.
Part II: Geographical and Biological Associations.
Part III: A Ten-Year List of the Velero III Collecting Stations.
Chart showing voyages of Velero III, derived from data in Part III.


Fries, Lorenz Info

1522-25 Tabula Moderna Alterius Hemisphaerii.” In Frederik Muller: Tabula Moderna Hemisphaerii …


Fuente F., Vicente Info

1748 Nueva y Correcta Carta del Mar Pacífico ó del Sur.” In Don Jorge Juan and Don Antonio de Ulloa's Relación Histórica del Viage a la America Meridional hecho de Orden de S. Mag. Seconda Parte, Tomo Quarto @ p. 484). Madrid: Antonio Marin.


Fyffe, John Info

1815 A Chart of the Gallepagos Islands. Taunton, England: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. Chart #103, Shelf Pa.
Compare Porters Isle on Fyffe 1815 with Arrowsmith 1817 (Indefatigable) and Vandermaelen 1827 (Infatigable [sic]).
Compare Charles Isle on Fyffe chart with earlier and later Arrowsmith charts.
Detail view of Dowers's Isle.
Detail view of Porters Isle.


Gerritsz, Hessel

1622 Mar del Sur, Mar Pacifico Inset shows Galápagos detail.


Giffen, W. M.

1931 Pacific Ocean: The Galapagos Islands. In Slevin 1931 Log of the Schooner “Academy.”
Compare Tower Island with two Admiralty Charts.


Google Earth

  Galápagos Islands.


Gouin de Beauchêne, Jacques Info

1700 Plan de La Côte du Nort de L'Isle de Tabac Une des Galapes dans La Mer du Sud (Map of the North Coast of the Isle of Tabac, One of the Galápagos Islands in the South Sea).


Hacke, William Info

1687a A Description of the Islands of Gallapagos, delineated exactly according to the prescription of Mr. William Ambrose Cowley. London: British Library [Add. 5414. 27].
Detail view of northern tip of present Isla Isabela.

1687b A general draught of the Islands of Gallapagos; then followest the said Islands described severally, and also Esqr. Pepyses Island, originally described by William Ambrose Cowley. London: British Library [Sloane, 45. part ii.]
The Ms. contains the 16 illustrations listed here.

TitleNumberFolios
Islands of Gallapagos. A generall draught shewing the latitude and longitude … . i.38v-39
King Charleses Island described. ii.40v-41
A description of King James ye Seconds Island. iii.42v-43
A description of the Duke of Norffolks [sic] Island. iv.44v-45
A description of ye Duke of Albemarles Island. (Narbrough & Cowley's Enchanted Island also shown.)v.46v-47
A description of ye Earle of Abingtons Island.vi.48v-49
A description of the Lord Cullpepers Island.vii.50v-51
A description of the Lord Wainmans Island.viii.52v-53
A description of Sr John Narbroughs Island.ix.54v-55
A descrion [sic] of Capt John Bindlos Island.x.56v-57
Mr. William Ewreses Island described.xi.58v-59
Sr Anthony Deans Island described.xii.60v-61
Mr. Richard Crossmans Island described.xiii.62v-63
Mr. Nicholas Brattles Island described.xiv.64v-65
Mr. Phillip Dassignys Island described.xv.66v-67
A description of Mr. Secretarie Pepyses Island: discovered by Wm. Ambrose Cowleyxvi.68v-69

ca. 1698 The Islands of Gallappagos: discover'd by Capt. Cowley: A. 1684.” In Morgan Ms. 3310. New York: Morgan Library.


Hacq, J. M. [Jaques Marie] Info

1827 Carte des Iles Gallapagos d'aprés les observationes faites par Vancouver en 1791, par Davidson et le Capt. B. Hall en 1822. (Routes re-drawn & colored)
Plan de la Baie Albany.
Plan de Mouillage de L'Ile Hood.
All in Duperrey, Voyage Autour du Monde … . Hyd. Fr. N°. 725 N°. 42.
Compare James Bay lagoon (Hacq's “Baie Albany”) with other charts.


Hancock, G. Allan Info

1931-41 Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions. See C. McLean Fraser.

1934 Probable Route of Doomed Pair.” Chart in Hancock's “Galapagos Islands Mystery Deaths Solution Given.” November 21 Los Angeles Times feature describing discovery of bodies of Lorenz and Nuggerud on Isla Marchena. Los Angeles.


Harris, John Info

1705 Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or A Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of above Four Hundred of the Most Authentic Writers … .
1st ed. London: Thomas Bennet, John Nicholson, Daniel Midwinter.

1744 Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels. Consisting of above Six Hundred of the Most Authentic Writers … .
2nd ed. London: T. Woodward et al.

1764 Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels. Consisting of above Six Hundred of the Most Authentic Writers … .
3rd ed. London: T. Osborne, H. Whitridge el al.


Harris, Michael

1982 A Field Guide to the Birds of Galapagos. Revised edition. London: William Collins Sons & Co., Ltd.
pp. 8-9. Untitled map of Galápagos Islands. (Map also appears as back cover illustration on Noticias de Galápagos, since issue No. 46.)


Heyerdahl, Thor & Arne Skjölsvold

1956 Archeological Site: James Bay, James or Santiago Island, Galápagos. In “Archeological Evidence of Pre-Spanish Visits to the Galápagos Islands.” American Antiquity, Volume XXII, Number 2, Part 3, October, p. 14. Salt Lake City, Utah: Society for American Archaeology.


Hooker, William

1822 Gallapagos Islands.” In David Porter's Journal of A Cruise. 2nd edition. New York: Wiley and Halsted.
Bainbridge Rocks in their original location.
Unnamed island seen by Lt. Downes (the modern Genovesa)
Compare Hooker's detail view of James & Rábida with Neele & Son chart.
Compare Albemarle on Arrowsmith & Hooker charts.


Imray, James & Son

1855 Chart of the West Coast of South America Extending from Truxillo to Panama, with Plans of the Principal Harbors. Drawn Chiefly from the Surveys made by Captns Fitz Roy, Kellett, Sir E. Belcher & Lieut. Wood, R. N.
Detail view of Galápagos Islands section of map.


INGALA: Instituto Nacional Galápagos Info

1989 Series of 24 maps, plus 160-page Inventario Cartográfico. Quito, Ecuador: INGALA.

TitleSub-TitleScaleComments
Santa María-San CristóbalMapa de Recursos Hídricos1:100,000black & white
Isabela Sur
Santa Cruz
Pinta-Marchena-GenovesaMapa EcológicoHoja 1, b&w
Isabela Norte-FernandinaHoja 2, b&w
Isabela Sur-FernandinaHoja 3, b&w
Santa Cruz-Baltra-Santiago-Rábida-PinzónHoja 4, b&w
San Cristóbal-Sante FeHoja 5, b&w
Santa María-EspañolaHoja 6, b&w
Pinta-Marchena-GenovesaMapa Formaciones VegetalesHoja 1, color
Isabela Norte-FernandinaHoja 2, color
Isabela Sur-FernandinaHoja 3, color
Santa Cruz-Baltra-Santiago-Rábida-PinzónHoja 4, color
San Cristóbal-Sante FeHoja 5, color
Santa María-EspañolaHoja 6, color
Pinta-Marchena-GenovesaMapa GeomorfológicoHoja 1, color
Isabela Norte-FernandinaHoja 2, color
Isabela Sur-FernandinaHoja 3, color
Santa Cruz-Baltra-Santiago-Rábida-PinzónHoja 4, color
San Cristóbal-Sante FeHoja 5, color
Santa María-EspañolaHoja 6, color
Santa María-Santa Cruz-San CristóbalMapa Morfo-Pedológico1:50,000color
Mapa de Formaciones Vegetales
y Uso Actual del Suelo
Mapa de Aptitudes Agricolas

IOA: Instituto Oceanográfico de la Armada (INOCAR), Guayaquil, Ecuador

Number † Title ‡ Date Scale
20Archipiélago de Colón (Provincia Insular de Galápagos) (Dalrimple is on this chart.)19831:600,000
20Archipiélago de Colón (Provincia Insular de Galápagos) (Dalrimple not on this chart.)19911:600,000
21Islas Galápagos y Puertos. Insets show: A: Bahía Academia, B: Punta Espinosa, C: Caleta Aeolian, D: Puerto General Villamil, E: Caleta Tagus, F: Islas Plaza, G: Bahía Naufragio, H: Bahía Sullivan [sic, Sulivan] and Isla Bartolome
(Magnifying-glass icon on enlargement view shows satellite photo of indicated island.)
19921:600,000
200San Cristóbal, Española19921:100,000
200 0Aproximación a Puerto Baquerizo Moreno [San Cristóbal]19841:30,000
200 0 1Bahía Naufragio [San Cristóbal]  
200 0 2León Durmiente [off San Cristóbal]  
200 0 2 1Punta Pitt detail [San Cristóbal]  
200 1Aproximación a Isla Española19901:50,000
201(currently not used)
202San Salvador, Santa Cruz  
202 0Aproximación a Isla Seymour e Isla Baltra (inset shows Canal de Itabaca)19881:40,000
202 0 1Canal Norte [Seymour, Mosquera, north Baltra]  
202 0 2Caleta Aeolian [Baltra]  
202 0 3Islas Plaza, Rocas Gordon  
202 1 1Bahía Sullivan [sic Sulivan], Isla Bartolomé  
203Santa Fe, Santa María  
203 0Aproximación a Puerto Isidro Ayora [Santa Cruz]19851:35,000
203 0 2Bahía Academy [Santa Cruz]  
203 1Aproximación a Isla Sta. María, Bahía Post Office – Compare detail view with HMS Beagle survey.19901:50,000
204(currently not used)
205Isabela Parte Norte, Fernandina  
205 0Aproximación a Canal Bolívar, Isla Fernandina, Isla Isabela19871:30,000
205 0 1Tagus Cove [Santa Cruz]  
205 0 2Punta Espinosa [Fernandina]  
206Isabela Parte Sur19921:100,000
206 0 1Bahía Cartago19921:15,000
206 0 2Bahía Elizabeth19921:15,000
206 1Aproximación a Puerto Villamil19861:30,000
206 1 1Puerto General Villamil  
207San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz19921:100,000

† Spaces inserted to indicate chart is a detail view derived from 3-digit chart above. Empty boxes indicate charts not available for study.

‡ Name [in brackets] added, if necessary for further identification.


Johnstone, James Info Info

1795 Survey of the Galápagos Islands. Taunton, England: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. Ms. 231/7.
See also Joseph Baker.
Compare with same area on Baker chart.


Lanza, Benedetto

1974 Carta dell' Arcipelago de Colombo o delle Galápagos. Map facing page 584, in Le Isole Galápagos: Con la Spedizione Mares – G. R. S. T. S. all'Arcipelago di Colombo. Firenze: Istituto Geografico Militare.


Laurie [Robert] & Whittle [James]

1794 South America, as Divided amongst the Spaniards and the Portuguese, the French and the Dutch. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician.
Map shows Gallapagos Islands, with Longitude West from Ferro.
Compare with maps by Robert Sayer 1775 & John Reid 1796.


Liborges, Hugh

1917 Map of the Galapagos Islands.” In Perry Newberry's Castaway Island (p. 300). Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company.


Lyons, Russell Info

1917 The Galapagos Islands.” In Gifford Pinchot's To the South Seas (facing p. 98). Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company.


Machuel, Jean-Baptiste Info

1723 Les Isles de Gallapagos.” In Voyage aux Terres Australes, A La Nouvelle Hollande. Rouen, France: Machuel.


Mandel, Leon (Ed.) Info

1941 Route of the Mandel Expedition Through the Galápagos Islands. In Mandel's Leon Mandel—Field Museum Galápagos Expedition.


Mayer, Richard

1914 Archipiélago de Galápagos.” In Richard Enock's Ecuador (p. 300). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.


McIntosh, Eduard & David E. Balfour Info

n. d. Islas Galapagos: Notes on Anchorages. Quito: Discover Galapagos with Galapagos Cruises.


Meisel, Berthold

1892 Plate IV Lithograph: Galapagos Islands: Showing Explorations of the U. S. Fish Commission Steamer “Albatross.” In Alexander Agassiz: “General sketch of the expedition of the Albatross from February to May 1891. The Galápagos Islands.”


Mercator, Gerard Mercator portrait

1569 Nova et aucta orbis terrae descriptio ed usum navigantium emendate accomodata.
Detail view shows two island groups, both labeled “y: de los galopegos” (one may be Isla del Coco). Source for Ortelius Americae Sive Novi Orbis plate in his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
Compare Galápagos on Mercator and Ortelius charts.


Miami Daily News

1934 Route followed by South Sea Victims [Nuggerud & Lorenz] map in “Love, Jealousy Add to Mystery of Death on ‘Enchanted Isles.’ ” Newspaper report in November 20 edition.


Moll, Herman Info

1697 A Map of the World Shewing the Course of Mr. Dampier's Voyage Round it. From 1679 to 1691.”
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  A Map of the Middle Part of America.”
 
Both maps in Dampier: A New Voyage Round the World. London: James Knapton.
“Middle Part of America” variant in Johnson: History of the Pyrates, Vol II. London: T. Woodward.

1699 The Gallapagos Islands, Discovered by Capt. John Eaton.” In “Cowley's Voyage …” in A Collection of Original Voyages, published by Capt. William Hacke. London: James Knapton.
Apparent source for subsequent chart by Emanuel Bowen.
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1711 “Map of South America, According to the Newest and most Exact Observations.” Undated.
Cartouche with dedication.
Inset shows view of Potosi.
Moll's opinion of the competition is printed in lower center of map.
Compare Galápagos Islands with the following Moll map.

1726 A New & Exact Map of the Coast, Countries and Islands within ye Limits of ye South Sea Company …
Moll's opinion of the competition is again printed in lower center of map.
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Moore, Alan & Tui de Roy

1980 Parque National Galápagos, Guia a los Sitios de Visita del/Guide to the Visitor Sites of. Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos: Parque National Galápagos (1st edition).

1996 Guia a los Sitios de Visita/Guide to the Visitor Sites of the Parque Nacional Galápagos. Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos: Parque National Galápagos (3rd edition).

Compare James Bay lagoon with other charts.


Moore, Alan & Miguel Cifuentes, Tui De Roy

1996 Parque National Galápagos, Guia a los Sitios de Visita/Guide to the Visitor Sites. 3rd edition. Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos: Parque National Galápagos
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Moorepark, Howard Info

1925 S. S. Arcturus at the Galapagos Islands from the Sea of Sargasso. Oceanographic Exploration Expedition of the New York Zoological Society. Designed, drawn and printed in Lithography, and Published by Howard Moorepark, New York City 1925.


NASA: National Aeronautics & Space Administration

2002 March 12 Satellite photo of Galápagos Islands. Washington, DC: NASA Visible Earth Directory of Images, VE Record ID 12295.

  Composite photo of Galápagos Islands, showing underwater detail.

2006 Puerto Ayora & Charles Darwin Research Station. Google Earth images from NASA satellite photo of Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos.

2010 Compare Satellite view of James Bay lagoon with earlier charts.


National Geographic Society

  Maps included with various issues of National Geographic Magazine, as indicated by Month, below. An inset on each map shows the Galápagos Islands. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.

1921 October. Map of South America
(Map shows Tower Island as Tover.)

1936 December. Pacific Ocean.
(First known occurrence of the name Baltra on a map.)

1937 December. Pacific Ocean.
(Same inset as 1936 map.)

1942 October. Pacific Ocean.
(Same inset as 1936 map.)

1950 October. Pacific Ocean.

1960 February. Pacific Ocean.


Neele & Son

1823 Gallapagos Islands.” In David Porter's A Voyage in the South Seas. London: Sir Richard Phillips & Co.
Chart is a copy of Hooker chart, but adds Phillips's I. label to island (Rábida?) off south shore of James Island.
Compare Neele & Son's detail view of James & Rábida with Hooker chart.


Nichols, [first name unknown]

1961 Floreana.” Sketch map in Margret Wittmer's Floreana Adventure (p. 7).


Ochsner, Washington Henry

1905-06 Charles Island.” In his unpublished Geology of the Galapagos Islands.


Ortelius, Abraham Ortelius portrait Info

1570 Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. In Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
Map shows two island groups labeled “Ins. de los galepegos” and “Ins. de los galopegos.” Probably derived from Mercator 1569.
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Compare with the 1587 edition.
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1579 Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. In Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
Second version, repeats nomenclature given above.

1587 Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. In Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
Compare with the 1570 edition. The 1587 map duplicates the two island groups on the 1570 and 1579 editions, but here only one is labeled “Ins. de los galepegos.” The former “Ins. de los Galopegos” is now “Ins. de Cocos.”

1589 Title not given, cited in El Archipiélago de Colón. Carlos Manuel Larrea 1973.


Palacios, Daniel Info

2001 Bathymetry Maps of the Galápagos Islands. 2-D or 3-D format.


Perron, Charles-Eugène Info

1893 “The Galapagos Archipelago.” in Reclus: A Universal Geography: The Earth and its Inhabitants.
Maps of Galápagos Archipelago (Fig. 103), Albemarle (Fig. 104) & Chatham Islands (Fig. 106), plus colored version of the former from a later French edition.


Picking, Sherwood Info Info

1941 Sketch map showing areas searched for grave site of Lieutenant John S. Cowan. Included with April 24 letter to Captain Dudley W. Knox, Office of Naval Operations. Washington, DC: Naval Historical Center.


Pipon, Philip

1814 A Chart of the Gallapagos Islands. Taunton, England: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. Shelf Pb, 132.
Compare James Bay lagoon with other charts.


[Prieto, Manuel Munoz. (Muñoz?)]

pre 1741 “A Copy of a Spanish Manuscript …”
Includes coordinates for several islands in “The Island[s] of Gallepegos” [see Pascoe Thomas Notes for details].


Reid, John

1796 A General Map of South America From the Best Surveys.
Map shows Gallapagos Islands, with Longitude West from London.
Compare with maps by Laurie & Whittle 1794, & Robert Sayer 1775.


Ricci, Matteo Info

1602 Portion of Ricci's original Kun yu wan guo quan tu (“Great Universal Geographic Map”). Washington: Library of Congress.

ca. 1604 Portion of world map Konyo bankoku zenzu (“Map of the Ten Thousand Countries”), a Japanese copy of Ricci's Chinese original, showing island thought to represent Galápagos. Sendai, Japan: Kano Collection, Tohoku University Library.


Ringrose, Basil (translator) Info

1682-83 South Sea Waggoner. Greenwich, England: National Maritime Museum, ms. P.32.
The ms. contains a crude Galápagos chart, apparently added some years later.
Compare above chart with Hacke chart in Morgan manuscript MA 3310.
See Howse & Thrower for a modern edition of the Ringrose translation.


Ritter, Friedrich Ritter photo Info

1935, 36 Insel Floreana. Two sketch maps of Floreana:
1935: p. 255 in Friedrich Ritter † Als Robinson Auf Galapagos. (“The Robinson [Crusoe] of Galápagos.”) Leipzig: Grethlein & Co Nachf.
1936: Facing p. 36 in Strauch: Satan Came to Eden


Rouge, Sieur le

1740 l'Amérique Suivant le R. P. Charlevoix Jte. Mr. de laCondamine et Plusieurs autres Nouv. le Observations.
Isles Galapes section lists Mascarin, Sante, Tabac with I. de Gallego about 15 degrees to the west.


Russell, John

1816 Gallapagos Islands, Described by Ambrose Cowley in 1684.” Facing p. 145, in Burney's A Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea or Pacific Ocean and History of the Buccaneers of America.
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Sayer, Robert Info

1775 A Map of South America Containing Tierra-Firma, Guayana, New Granada, Amazonia, Brasil, Peru, Paraguay, Chaco, Tucuman, Chili and Patagonia. Map shows “Galapagos or Inchanted Is.” with Longitude West from Ferro.
Compare with maps by Laurie & Whittle 1794 & John Reid 1796.


Schimpff, J. F.

1932 Floreana Map in “By a Modern ‘Robinson Crusoe:’ Experiences in Back-to-Nature Existence on Floreana Island.” In American Weekly (newspaper, no other information available).


Schöner, Johannes (school of?) Info

[1524-35] Terrestrial Globe of Johannes Schöner. Reproduction of twelve globe gores in Monumenta Cartographica, Vol 1, Plates 1-3. The Hague (1925): Martinus Nijhoff.
Detail view may be Galápagos Islands (Plate 3, gore 10).


Seale, Richard William

1744Galápagos Detail View from A Map of South America with all the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable from the latest & best observations. The complete map may be seen at Birmingham Public Library's Digital Collections.


Skogman, Carl Johan Alfred

1854-55 Galapagos Öarne. Stockholm: Adolf Bonnier.
Galápagos map included in the author's Fregatten Eugenies . . . book.


Slevin, Joseph R. Info

1931 Track of Schooner Academy in Galápagos. Based on entries in the author's Log of the Schooner “Academy.”

1938 James Bay. Map included with April 28 letter to Waldo Lasalle Schmitt indicates possible location of Lt. Cowan's grave.


Snell, Heidi M.

2001 Aerial photos of Galápagos Islands.


Snell, Heidi M. & Paul A. Stone, Howard L. Snell

1995 Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.
p. 19, Figure 1. Chart in authors' “Geographical Characteristics of the Galápagos Islands.” In Noticias de Galápagos, 55, July 1995.


Stieler, Adolph

1880 “Polynesien und Der Grosse Ocean.” Chart dated 1878, in Adolph Stieler's Hand Atlas. Gotha, Germany: Justus Perthes.
Inset shows “Galápagos In.”


Stockdale, I. Info

1798 A Chart shewing part of the Coast of N. W. America, with the tracks of His Majesty's Sloop Discovery and Armed Tender Chatham.
Inset shows “Part of the Gallapagos Isles.” In George Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery … .


Sulloway, Frank J. Info

1984, 87 Darwin's Route through the Galápagos in H.M.S. Beagle. In


Tessan, Dortel de

1842 Carte d'une Partie de L'Archipel des Galapagos, Levée et dressée à bord de La Vénus, sous les ordres de Mr. A. Du-Petit-Thouars, … par Mr. de Tessan. (Chart of Part of the Galápagos Archipelago, prepared and drawn aboard the Vénus, by Order of Mr. A. Du-Petit-Thours, by Mr. de Tessan.) Paris(?), France: Dépôt-Général de la Marine.


Tee-Van, John Info

ca. 1923 Diagrammatic Chart of the Pacific Bottom. In Beebe, William, Galápagos: World's End (p. 418).


Torres y Guerra, Alonso de Info

1793

  1. Mar Pacifico Meridional. Plano de las Yslas Galapagos: por la fragata Gertrudis. Madrid: Museo Naval.
  2. Carta Esferica que comp[ren]de una p[ar]te del Archipielago delos Galapagos. Washington, DC: Library of Congress ms. G5302.G3 17--.C3 Vault.
  3. Gran Oceano ó Pacifico setentrional. Carta de una parte del Archipielago de los Galapagos. Por Don Lorenzo Vacaro. Madrid: Museo Naval.
  4. Archipielago de Galápag os: Mapa trazado en 1793 por los marinos españoles de la fragata “Santa Gertrudis.” In Slevin: Charting the “Enchanted Isles” (Source unknown)

See Cruz Doblado for a 1794 version of these charts.


Trueb, Linda Info

1982 Course of the Schooner Academy.
Cover chart on Race With Extinction (Fritts & Fritts 1982).


U. S. Air Force

1946-59 Galápagos Mapping Missions. 1370th Photo Mapping Group, Aerial Survey Team #5 & 91st RSB.

1948 Chaves Island. World Aeronautical Chart: (953) Chaves Island, Galapagos Islands, South Pacific. Third Edition, November 1948. Washington, DC: Aeronautical Chart Service, U. S. Air Force.

1959 Aerial photo from Mapping Mission, showing Aeolian Cove area with overlay identifying buildings. See also U. S. Navy 1943 U. S. Naval Base map below.


U. S. Army Info

1943 Pacific Ocean: Special Map: Galapagos Islands: Seymour Island. Corozal, Canal Zone: Corps of Engineers, Panama Canal Dept.
Compare with 1959 U. S. A. F. aerial photo.
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U. S. Hydrographic Office Info Info

1937 Cartago Bay (Cruiser Bay) From a Survey by U. S. S. Yorktown in 1909. Published May, 1927 with corrections; Mar. 1935; Feb. 1937. Washington, DC: Hydrographic Office, No. 2561. Info
Tower Island: Darwin Bay inset from a reconnaissance made by U. S. S. Marblehead in 1925, plus Darwin Bay inset on British Admiralty Chart 1375.

1942 Pacific Ocean: The Galápagos Islands. From a British Survey in 1836 § with additions to 1942. Chart 1798. Washington, DC: Hydrographic Office. 13th edition, June 1942
  § The survey (by HMS Beagle) was actually done in 1835.
Genovesa Island detail.
Locations of AWS (Aircraft Warning Service) Stations.
Compare with Admiralty chart.

1942 Pacific Ocean, Galapagos Islands, Baltra Island. From a Survey by U. S. S. Bowditch in 1942. [First edition, apparent source for U. S. Army map above.—JW.]
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1946 United States Chart 5921. Eastern Approach to Canal de San Salvador. Taken from a survey by the USS Bowditch in 1942. 2nd edition, October 1946.

2002 U. S. S. Bowditch Galápagos Track drawn on 1942 chart from entries in ship's deck log, 30 April-14 October, 1942.


U. S. Navy Info

1942 Galapagos Islands. In Field Monograph of Galápagos Islands. Washington, DC: Office of Naval Intelligence. [On file at College Park, Maryland: National Archives and Records Administration, Document ONI-78, Item 23c, Record Group 38.]

1942 Track Chart of flight patterns and Map showing Panama and southwest approaches. In 1942 Memorandum from Commander Paul F. Foster to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Digital Archives.

1943 U. S. Naval Base: South Seymour Island, Galapagos Islands. [On file at Port Hueneme, California: CEC (Civil Engineer Corps) SeaBee Historical Foundation.]
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Vandermaelen, Philippe Marie Guillaume

1827 Océanique. Iles Galapagos.” No. 17 in Atlas Universel de Géographic Physique, Statistique et Minéralogique sur l'échelle de 1:1.641.836 ou d'une ligne sur 1900 toises.
Compare Vandermaelen's Ile Infatigable [sic] with Fyffe 1815 (Porters Isle) and Arrowsmith 1817 (Indefatigable).


Vaughan, Robert

1628 A New and accurate Mappe of the World, …” In The World Encompassed by Sir Francis Drake. London: Nicholas Bourne.
Map shows Galápagos as single island, labelled “I. S. Crux.”


Villacís, Gonzalo

1937 Chacras en Santa Cruz: Archipielago de Colon. Puerto Ayora: Galápagos: Unpublished Survey.


Weller, Edward Info

1877 Outline Chart of the Galapagos Islands.” in Osbert Salvin's “On the Avifauna of the Galapagos Archipelago.”


Wieder, Frederik Caspar Info

1925 Monumenta cartographica: Reproductions of unique and rare maps, plans and views in the actual size of the originals; accompanied by cartographical monographs. The Hague, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff.


White, W. M. Info

1992 Untitled Galápagos Bathymetry Chart in Christie, Duncan et al, “Drowned islands downstream from the Galapagos hotspot imply extended speciation times.”


Woram, John

2016HMS Beagle Track through Galápagos.


Zagier & Urruty

2008 Islas Galápagos Historical Chart: Explorer Tracks; Rutas de Exploracion. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Zagier & Urruty Publications.
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