Posts Tagged: Daniel Solander

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

astronomy, transit of Venus, John Bird, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical astronomical apparatus of the day

A quadrant, such as the one above, measures the altitude of celestial objects and was one of the key pieces of equipment the astronomer Charles Green needed to observe the transit of Venus from Tahiti in 1769. Used in combination

astronomy, transit of Venus, John Bird, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

Historical astronomical apparatus of the day

A quadrant, such as the one above, measures the altitude of celestial objects and was one of the key pieces of equipment the astronomer Charles Green needed to observe the transit of Venus from Tahiti in 1769. Used in combination

Tahiti, James Cook, Joseph Banks, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, Prince Nassau-Siegen,

Strangers in Otaheite

On April 24, 1769, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander went off to explore. They headed east away from the place where the Endeavour’s men had begun to establish Fort Venus at the northern tip of the island the locals called

Tahiti, James Cook, Joseph Banks, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, Prince Nassau-Siegen,

Strangers in Otaheite

On April 24, 1769, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander went off to explore. They headed east away from the place where the Endeavour’s men had begun to establish Fort Venus at the northern tip of the island the locals called

Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus, Natalie Waddell, Joseph Banks, Daniel Solander, Sydney Parkinson,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Clianthus, commonly known as Kakabeak (Kowhai ngutukaka in Maori), is a plant genus comprising two species of woody legume shrubs native to New Zealand. They have striking clusters of red flowers which resemble the beak of the Kaka, a New

Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus, Natalie Waddell, Joseph Banks, Daniel Solander, Sydney Parkinson,

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Clianthus, commonly known as Kakabeak (Kowhai ngutukaka in Maori), is a plant genus comprising two species of woody legume shrubs native to New Zealand. They have striking clusters of red flowers which resemble the beak of the Kaka, a New

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Alphitonia zizyphoides is one of around 20 species in the Alphitonia genus of flowering plants, which belong to the family Rhamnaceae. It occurs in tropical regions of Southeast Asia, Oceania and Polynesia. The name is derived from the Greek word

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Alphitonia zizyphoides is one of around 20 species in the Alphitonia genus of flowering plants, which belong to the family Rhamnaceae. It occurs in tropical regions of Southeast Asia, Oceania and Polynesia. The name is derived from the Greek word

Taiata, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium

The tragic tale of Taiata and the artist’s journal

The Royal Society is gradually opening up its archives – among them the artist Sydney Parkinson’s Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s Ship, The Endeavour, first published in 1773. One of the illustrations from the

Taiata, Sydney Parkinson, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium

The tragic tale of Taiata and the artist’s journal

The Royal Society is gradually opening up its archives – among them the artist Sydney Parkinson’s Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s Ship, The Endeavour, first published in 1773. One of the illustrations from the

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Gardenia taitensis, also known as Tahitian Gardenia or Tiare Flower, is a species within the Rubiaceae family of flowering plants. The anglicized name Tahitian Gardenia is something of a misnomer since it is neither native nor naturalised in Tahiti. It

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Gardenia taitensis, also known as Tahitian Gardenia or Tiare Flower, is a species within the Rubiaceae family of flowering plants. The anglicized name Tahitian Gardenia is something of a misnomer since it is neither native nor naturalised in Tahiti. It

The transit of Venus and the longitude problem – a brief(ish) history

The size of the solar system was one of the chief puzzles of 18th century science. Astronomers of the day knew that six planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – orbited the Sun (they had not yet

The transit of Venus and the longitude problem – a brief(ish) history

The size of the solar system was one of the chief puzzles of 18th century science. Astronomers of the day knew that six planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – orbited the Sun (they had not yet

Banks and Solander

From ‘Shadows’ by James Lind. Via nzetc.org

Banks and Solander

From ‘Shadows’ by James Lind. Via nzetc.org

Captain James Cook, Sir Joseph Banks, Dr Daniel Solander

A collection of portraits of Sir Joseph Banks from the National Library of Australia including one by John Hamilton Mortimer featuring the naturalist together with his colleague Dr Daniel Solander, the Endeavour’s Captain James Cook, Dr John Hawkesworth and the Earl

Captain James Cook, Sir Joseph Banks, Dr Daniel Solander

A collection of portraits of Sir Joseph Banks from the National Library of Australia including one by John Hamilton Mortimer featuring the naturalist together with his colleague Dr Daniel Solander, the Endeavour’s Captain James Cook, Dr John Hawkesworth and the Earl