William Dampier

William Dampier was a 17th century explorer, pirate and naturalist. Dampier was the first to map the winds and currents of the world’s oceans. He was also the first to write about the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos People William Dampier portrait

Portrait of William Dampier by Thomas Murray painted between 1697 and 1698


Glossary of Galapagos