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Joseph Banks' Florilegium : botanical treasures from Cook's first voyage / with texts by Mel Gooding ; commentaries on the plates by David Mabberley ; and an afterword by Joe Studholme.

Joseph Banks' Florilegium : botanical treasures from Cook's first voyage / with texts by Mel Gooding ; commentaries on the plates by David Mabberley ; and an afterword by Joe Studholme.
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ISBN 0500519366
9780500519363
Author Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820, illustrator
Title Joseph Banks' Florilegium : botanical treasures from Cook's first voyage / with texts by Mel Gooding ; commentaries on the plates by David Mabberley ; and an afterword by Joe Studholme.
Other title Botanical treasures from Cook's first voyage.
Publisher New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
©2017.
Description 320 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 36 cm.
Note "with 181 illustrations."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 316) and index.
Summary Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage round the world from 1768 to 1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Java, bringing back over 1300 species that had never been seen or studied by Europeans. On his return, Banks commissioned over 700 superlative engravings between 1772 and 1784. Known collectively as Banks' Florilegium, they are some of the most precise and exquisite examples of botanical illustration ever created. The Florilegium was never published in Banks' lifetime, and it was not until 1990 that a complete set in colour was issued in a boxed edition (limited to 100 copies) under the direction of the British Museum . It is from these prints that the present selection is made.
Subjects Banks, Joseph, -- Sir, 1743-1820
Cook, James, -- 1728-1779
Endeavour (Ship)
Banks' florilegium
Botany -- Oceania
Botany -- Pacific Area
Botanical illustration -- Early works to 1800
Other authors Mabberley, D. J., author
Gooding, Mel, author
Call no. RARE F 581.99 BAN
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Rare   . Not for Loan .  
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