The Daulton Collection
Archive of 
Exploration, Travel, and Science
The Spanish Anchorage, Easter Island
manuscript map
ink on laid paper
36,3 x 41,9 cm (14 2/8 x 16 5/8 in.)
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(detail only displayed)
In addition to its holdings of art and material culture, The Daulton Collection includes a small but significant group of materials (maps, correspondence, photographs, books, etc.) relating to the history of exploration, travel, and science.

Highlights of the collection include, among other items:

1) one of the first two manuscript maps of Easter Island, both created on the 1770 Spanish expedition to the island (the other map is in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC); the Daulton Collection's map, a map of the Spanish anchorage, contains the first drawings of moai, the monumental stone statues for which Easter Island is world-famous; 

2) one of the only privately-held collections of original material relating to Hiram Bingham’s expeditions to Machu Picchu, consisting of the personal archive of Albert H. Bumstead, Bingham’s topographer; 

3) an important archive consisting of more than 100 original photographs from Albert von Le Coq’s German Turfan Expedition to Central Asia, 1904-05, in search of the “buried treasures of Chinese Turkestan”; 

4) a small, but important, group of manuscript correspondence, including field reports, and other documents relating to Heinrich Barth and his exploration of North Africa, 1850-55, from Tripoli to Timbuktu; 

5) an autograph draft manuscript of evolutionary biologist Ernst Haeckel's Indische Reisebriefe [Indian Travel Letters] (1882), as well as one of Haeckel's original watercolor illustrations for Arabische Korallen [Arabian Coral] (1876), one of the first scientifically accurate depictions of a coral reef; 

6) a visual archive of French archaeologist Henri Parmentier (1871-1949), relating to the ancient art and architecture of India and Southeast Asia, consisting of 180 photographs and 56 ink and pencil drawings; 

7) a large and important archive of the last remaining privately-held papers of anthropologists Katherine Routledge (1866-1935) and her husband William Scoresby Routledge (1859-1939), relating to their expeditions and work in East Africa, Easter Island, Jamaica, and French Polynesia, and consisting of diaries, working notes, photographs, and illustrations, among other materials; and

8) the working manuscript of chapter three ("The Annexe") of Volume III of archaeologist Howard Carter's work The Tomb of Tutankhamun (1933), the account of his world-famous 1922 discovery, being a ten-page typescript with numerous corrections and annotations, as well as a few sketches, in Carter's hand, in pencil and ink, opening: "Strange and beautiful objects call for wonder, conjecture and fair words ...."

Albert H. Bumstead (1875-1940)
View of Machu Picchu, as the site was being cleared of the jungle overgrowth during the Yale-National Geographic expedition led by Hiram Bingham III
gelatin silver photograph
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Unidentified Photographer
Expedition Member wearing local headdress
Albert von Le Coq Turfan Expedition
gelatin silver photograph
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Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919)

Arabische Korallen (Arabian Coral)

circa 1876

watercolor on thin paper

18 x 27 cm (sheet 28 x 35 cm)

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Henri Parmentier (1871-1949)
View of Monastery in Laos
first half 20th century (probably circa 1910)
gelatin silver photograph
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Katherine Scoresby Routledge (1866-1935)
cargo trunk (one of two), containing expedition papers
circa 1913-1923
painted and stenciled steel or tin
W 17 3/4 x L 23 x D 10 3/4 in.
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Howard Carter (1874-1939)
The Tomb of Tutankhamunworking manuscript of chapter three ("The Annexe") of Volume III
circa 1933
ten-page typescript with numerous corrections and annotations, as well as a few sketches, in Carter's hand, in pencil and ink
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Heinrich Barth (1821-1865)

Certificate of his appointment as honorary member of The Geography Society, Dresden [Der Verein für Erdkunde zu Dresden]


two-toned lithograph

hand-signed by the chairman, Major Heinrich von Abendroth, Dresden 14.VII.1865

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Sebastian Münster (Ingelheim near Mainz 1488-1552 Basel)
Die Nüw Welt [The New World], or Die neüwen Inseln [The New Islands] 
circa 1572, German edition
woodblock engraving
image 25,5 x 34 cm (10 x 13 1/2 in.)
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First published in 1528, six years after the conclusion of Ferdinand Magellan's pioneering voyage of circumnavigation, Münster's map was the first map of "The New World," i.e., the first separate map of the Americas.  He incorporated the findings of Magellan, most notably the navigable passage at the bottom of South America connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans -- the Strait of Magellan ("Fretum Magaliani") -- and decorated the map on the left with an image of Magellan's ship, the Victoria.
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Los Altos Hills, California