AFTER SIR OSWALD WALTERS BRIERLY
H.M.S. "Galatea" in the Southern Ocean, titled H.M.S. "Galatea" Captain H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., Amongst icebergs in the Southern Oceans, 28th April, 1868, London: John B.Day, [n.d. but circa 1872]. Chromolithograph (38 x 68cm.) by Day after Brierly, tipped onto original card mount with title and imprint on the mount. (Some light spotting.) Window-mounted, framed and glazed.
Brierly was invited by the Duke of Edinburgh to join his expedition round the world on the latter's appointment to the command of HMS Galatea in 1867. Prince Alfred, created Duke of Edinburgh in May 1866, commissioned the corvette Galatea specially for a voyage to the Australian colonies.