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Captain Cook's florilegium : a selection of engravings from the drawings of plants collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on Captain Cook's first voyage to the islands of the Pacific, with accounts of the voyage by Wilfrid Blunt and of the botanical explorations and prints by William T. Stearn.

London : Lion and Unicorn Press, 1973.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) 30 col. plates. 62 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2015 20
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Limited edition of 100 copies.
Includes bibliography.
Issued in case.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 1 of 100 (the Paul Mellon copy). In original case.
Engravings, based on drawings by artist Sydney Parkinson, made from the original plates produced by various engravers under Banks' direction. Unpublished until now, the plates are preserved in the British Museum (Natural History). All 738 were issued in color in the early 1980's as: Banks' florilegium.
Subject Terms:
Botanical illustration.
Captain Cook's florilegium.
Endeavour (Ship)
Plants -- Brazil -- Pictorial works.
Plants -- Oceania -- Pictorial works.
Engravings -- 1973.
Botanical illustrations.
Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Solander, Daniel Charles, 1733-1782.
Blunt, Wilfrid, 1901-1987.
Stearn, William T. (William Thomas), 1911-2001.
Parkinson, Sydney, 1745?-1771, illustrator.

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