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The flowering of the Pacific : Banks' florilegium / designed by Ian Mortimer
Bib ID 7794566
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Printer [London] : Fernedge Printers Limited
Description [London] : British Museum (Natural History) and Editions Alecto Limited, 1983 
©1983 
1 poster : colour ; 71.6 x 51.4 cm 
Summary

Poster featuring Banksia serrata, plate 285, from Banks' Florilegium. Promotes the release of the first edition of engravings and the film in 1984.

Biography/History

Banks' Florilegium is a collection of copperplate engravings of plants collected by Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander while they accompanied Captain James Cook on his voyage around the world between 1768 and 1771. The plates from which this edition was printed were prepared under Banks' direction by various engravers, but were not used until 1973, when a selection of them was published under the auspices of the present owner, British Museum (Natural History), as: Captain Cook's florilegium.

Notes

Caption title.

Text continues: The first edition of the engravings of the plants gathered on Captain Cook's first voyage 1768-1771 ... A documentary film written & narrated by Robert Hughes and directed by Brian Adams for ABC Australia, TVNZ New Zealand and RM Arts.

Subjects Banksia -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Proteaceae -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Botanical illustration -- England.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Mortimer, Ian  |  British Museum (Natural History), issuing body  |  Editions Alecto Limited, issuing body
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