Sir Joseph Banks, English naturalist and botanist, (1886).Artist: W Macleod
Sir Joseph Banks, English naturalist and botanist, (1886). Banks (1743-1820) took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage of discovery (1768-1771) bringing back a wide range of Australasian botanical specimens. He later became President of the Royal Society and advised King George III on the establishment of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Wood engraving from 'Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, Vol I', by Andrew Garran, illustrated under the supervision of Frederic B Schell, (Picturesque Atlas Publishing Co, 1886).
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