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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
Bib ID 584148
Format BookBook
Description London : Lion and Unicorn Press, 1973 
[111] p., [1], 29 leaves of plates : ill. ; 63 cm. 
ISBN 0902490125
0902490117
Notes

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 Unpublished until now, the plates are preserved in the British Museum (Natural History).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. The engravings were for a projected book for which Daniel Solander was to have written the text.

Limited ed. of 100 copies bound in Nigerian goatskin and Japanese silk paper. Also available in a limited ed. of 10 copies individually bound for each subscriber, with 12 extra plates.

Library's F1939 copy is no. 33/100.

Includes bibliography and index.

Subjects Cook, James, - 1728-1779.  |  Endeavour (Ship)  |  Botany - Oceania - Pictorial works.  |  Botany - Brazil - Pictorial works.  |  Botanical illustration.
Other authors/contributors Solander, Daniel Charles, 1733-1782  |  Blunt, Wilfrid, 1901-1987  |  Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820  |  Stearn, William T. (William Thomas), 1911-2002  |  Parkinson, Sydney, 1745?-1771

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