9780500022870-0500022879-Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage

Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage

ISBN-13: 9780500022870
ISBN-10: 0500022879
Edition: 1
Author: Gooding, Mel, Mabberley, David, Studholme, Joe
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780500022870
ISBN-10: 0500022879
Edition: 1
Author: Gooding, Mel, Mabberley, David, Studholme, Joe
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Gooding, Mel, Mabberley, David, Studholme, Joe wrote Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0500022879 and 9780500022870. Since then Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.21 or rent at the marketplace.

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A compact edition of Joseph Banks’ extraordinary botanical engravings of flora discovered on Captain Cook’s first voyage.

Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage around 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 1,300 species that had never been seen or studied by Europeans. On his return, Banks commissioned over 700 engravings. 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 color was issued under the direction of the British Museum. It is from these prints that the new compact edition of Joseph Banks’ Florilegium is selected, as directed by David Mabberley, who has provided expert botanical commentaries. Art historian Mel Gooding sets the works in context while an afterword by Joe Studholme describes the history of modern printing.

Joseph Banks’ Florilegium is not only a great work of science, but also a major achievement in collaborative Enlightenment art and a volume of outstanding beauty.

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