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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.

Contributor(s): Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820 | Mabberley, D. J [writer of commentaries.] | Parkinson, Sydney, 1745?-1771 [botanical artist.] | Gooding, Mel [author.] | Studholme, Joe [writer of afterword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 320 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 37 cm.ISBN: 9780500519363; 0500519366.Other title: Florilegium.Subject(s): Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820 -- Travel -- Pacific Area | Botany -- Pictorial works | Botanical illustration -- England
Contents:
The making of Banks' Florilegium I : the voyage of Endeavour 1768-1771 / Mel Gooding -- The plates / David Mabberley -- The making of Banks' Florilegium II : the Florilegium 1772-1990 / Mel Gooding -- The modern printing of the Florilegium / Joe Studholme.
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.
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: March 2018 | Facsimiles and reproductions of historical books
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Item holds
Oversize Non-lending Books Oversize - Compact Shelving QK31.B26 G66 2017 (Browse shelf) Not for loan
Total holds: 0

"A chart of the world ... exhibiting the discoveries made by Captn. James Cook in his three voyages with the tracks of the ships under his command", on endpapers.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

The making of Banks' Florilegium I : the voyage of Endeavour 1768-1771 / Mel Gooding -- The plates / David Mabberley -- The making of Banks' Florilegium II : the Florilegium 1772-1990 / Mel Gooding -- The modern printing of the Florilegium / Joe Studholme.

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.

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