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Endeavouring Banks : exploring collections from the Endeavour Voyage, 1768-1771 / [edited by] Neil Chambers ; with contributions by Anna Agnarsdóttir, Sir David Attenborough, Jeremy Coote, Philip J. Hatfield and John Gascoigne.

Endeavouring Banks : exploring collections from the Endeavour Voyage, 1768-1771 / [edited by] Neil Chambers ; with contributions by Anna Agnarsdóttir, Sir David Attenborough, Jeremy Coote, Philip J. Hatfield and John Gascoigne.
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ISBN 9781907372902
Title Endeavouring Banks : exploring collections from the Endeavour Voyage, 1768-1771 / [edited by] Neil Chambers ; with contributions by Anna Agnarsdóttir, Sir David Attenborough, Jeremy Coote, Philip J. Hatfield and John Gascoigne.
Portion of title Exploring collections from the Endeavour voyage 1768-1771
Endeavour voyage 1768-1771
Edition First edition.
Publisher &/or associated date/s [London] : Paul Holberton Publishing, [2016] ©
Description 303 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword / David Attenborough -- Introduction -- Background to the Endeavour voyage / John Gascoigne -- The voyage: aims and organization -- The Atlantic stage -- Dressing up, taking over and passing on: Joseph Banks and artificial curiosities from the Endeavour voyage / Jeremy Coote -- The Society Islands -- The material history of the Endeavour: Joseph Banks at the British Library / Philip J. Hatfield -- New Zealand -- Exploring collections from the Endeavour voyage / Neil Chambers -- The east coast of Australia -- Homeward bound -- After the Endeavour: what next for Joseph Banks? / Anna Agnarsdóttir -- Aftermath.
Summary "When English naturalist Joseph Banks (1743-1820) accompanied Captain James Cook (1728-1779) on his historic mission into the Pacific, the Endeavour voyage of 1768-1771, he took with him a team of collectors and illustrators. Banks and his team returned with unprecedented collections of artefacts and specimens of stunning birds, fish, and other animals as well as thousands of plants, most seen for the first time in Europe. They produced, too, remarkable landscape and figure drawings of the peoples encountered on the voyage along with detailed journals and descriptions of the places visited, which, with the first detailed maps of these lands (Tahiti, New Zealand and the east coast of Australia), were afterwards used to create lavishly illustrated accounts of the mission. These ... objects, along with contemporary portraits of key personalities aboard the ship, a scale model and plans of the ship itself, scientific instruments taken on the voyage, and commemorative medals and sketches - will tell the story of the Endeavour voyage."--Back cover.
Subjects Banks, Joseph, -- Sir, 1743-1820
Cook, James, -- 1728-1779
Endeavour (Ship)
Voyages around the world -- History -- 18th century
Botanical illustration
Naturalists -- England -- Biography
Pacific Area -- Discovery and exploration
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Chambers, Neil (editor.)
Anna Agnarsdóttir (contributor.)
Attenborough, David, 1926 - (writer of forword)
Coote, Jeremy (contributor.)
Hatfield, Philip J. (contributor.)
Gascoigne, John, 1951- (contributor.)
Call number 2019.260
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A00931068 2019.260
General Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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