Category Archives: illustrations

Joseph Banks, Banks' Florilegium, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Banksia serrata, commonly known as Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw-tooth Banksia and Red Honeysuckle, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to east coast Australia is

Joseph Banks, Banks' Florilegium, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Banksia serrata, commonly known as Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw-tooth Banksia and Red Honeysuckle, is a species of woody shrub or tree of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family. The plant is native to east coast Australia is

Sydney Parkinson, Banks' Florilegium, Endeavour botanical illustrations, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Ficus parkinsonii was the name given to a type of Australian fig, which today is known by the trinomial moniker Ficus superba var. henneana. The specimen above was collected by the naturalist Joseph Banks on a brief visit to Booby

Sydney Parkinson, Banks' Florilegium, Endeavour botanical illustrations, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Ficus parkinsonii was the name given to a type of Australian fig, which today is known by the trinomial moniker Ficus superba var. henneana. The specimen above was collected by the naturalist Joseph Banks on a brief visit to Booby

Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Richard Corbould, transit of Venus, botany, astronomy, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical (and astronomical) illustration of the day

In the era of Enlightenment, books of knowledge, like Encyclopaedia Londinensis, published by English printer, bookseller and stationer John Wilkes in 1807, became more and more ambitious in their scope and scale. This is perhaps best illustrated by the book’s

Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Richard Corbould, transit of Venus, botany, astronomy, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical (and astronomical) illustration of the day

In the era of Enlightenment, books of knowledge, like Encyclopaedia Londinensis, published by English printer, bookseller and stationer John Wilkes in 1807, became more and more ambitious in their scope and scale. This is perhaps best illustrated by the book’s

Carl Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, sexual system, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States. It was one of the many species first described by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in his

Carl Linnaeus, Systema Naturae, sexual system, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States. It was one of the many species first described by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in his

Strelitzia reginae, Robert Thornton, New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus, Carl Linnaeus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Yesterday, to coincide with the 305th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, the Biodiversity Heritage Library released The Carl Linnaeus Collection, its latest series of titles via iTunes U. Linnaeus laid the foundations for the way

Strelitzia reginae, Robert Thornton, New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus, Carl Linnaeus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Yesterday, to coincide with the 305th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, the Biodiversity Heritage Library released The Carl Linnaeus Collection, its latest series of titles via iTunes U. Linnaeus laid the foundations for the way

Joseph Banks, Tahiti, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Joseph Banks – historical hottie

He may have died almost 200 years ago but the naturalist Joseph Banks is still hot, it’s official. The one-time global explorer and long-serving president of the Royal Society has been awarded a place in The Dashing Duchesses’ ‘Historical Hottie’

Joseph Banks, Tahiti, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Joseph Banks – historical hottie

He may have died almost 200 years ago but the naturalist Joseph Banks is still hot, it’s official. The one-time global explorer and long-serving president of the Royal Society has been awarded a place in The Dashing Duchesses’ ‘Historical Hottie’

transit of Venus, Venus, Tahiti, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

The transit of Venus – an alternative view

The above satirical cartoon was published by Robert Sayer & Co of Fleet Street, London and dated 16 December 1793. “Titled ‘Viewing the Transit of Venus’, the caption is a play-on-words with respect to astronomy. A gentleman looks through his

transit of Venus, Venus, Tahiti, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

The transit of Venus – an alternative view

The above satirical cartoon was published by Robert Sayer & Co of Fleet Street, London and dated 16 December 1793. “Titled ‘Viewing the Transit of Venus’, the caption is a play-on-words with respect to astronomy. A gentleman looks through his