Posts Tagged: Louis-Antoine de Bougainville

Tahiti, Samuel Wallis, Joseph Banks, Captain James Cook, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

On this day in 1769…

  Several days after returning to Tahiti from Mo‘orea following the 3 June transit of Venus, the Endeavour’s naturalist Joseph Banks took a walk in the woods, as he often did. While some of the men already suspected that another

Tahiti, Samuel Wallis, Joseph Banks, Captain James Cook, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

On this day in 1769…

  Several days after returning to Tahiti from Mo‘orea following the 3 June transit of Venus, the Endeavour’s naturalist Joseph Banks took a walk in the woods, as he often did. While some of the men already suspected that another

The Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Tahiti, Bougainville, Venus, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

A prince in Tahiti

After almost a month on Tahiti, Captain Cook and his men were still unaware that since the first British voyage to the island two years earlier, other visitors had been. As relations between the foreigners and the natives began to

The Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Tahiti, Bougainville, Venus, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

A prince in Tahiti

After almost a month on Tahiti, Captain Cook and his men were still unaware that since the first British voyage to the island two years earlier, other visitors had been. As relations between the foreigners and the natives began to

Hibiscus, Tahiti, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, Natalie Waddell

The Queen of Tahiti

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is one of some 300 species within the Hibiscus genus, which in turn is part of the Malvaceae family of flowering plants. It is sometimes known as the Queen of Tahiti. It is one of many plant genera

Hibiscus, Tahiti, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, Natalie Waddell

The Queen of Tahiti

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is one of some 300 species within the Hibiscus genus, which in turn is part of the Malvaceae family of flowering plants. It is sometimes known as the Queen of Tahiti. It is one of many plant genera

mythology, Tahiti, Joseph Banks, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, Venus, Aphrodite,

The truest picture of an arcadia

Eighteenth century Europeans arriving in Tahiti for the first time struggled for the vocabulary to describe what they saw. Educated men resorted to their grounding in the classics, drawing on Greek and Roman mythology to interpret their experiences. When French

mythology, Tahiti, Joseph Banks, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, Venus, Aphrodite,

The truest picture of an arcadia

Eighteenth century Europeans arriving in Tahiti for the first time struggled for the vocabulary to describe what they saw. Educated men resorted to their grounding in the classics, drawing on Greek and Roman mythology to interpret their experiences. When French

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

On this day in 1769…

Almost eight months after setting sail from England, and some 15,000 nautical miles later, Captain James Cook and the crew of the HMB Endeavour finally confirmed their first sighting of Tahiti. Having caught a glimpse of it in the distance

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

On this day in 1769…

Almost eight months after setting sail from England, and some 15,000 nautical miles later, Captain James Cook and the crew of the HMB Endeavour finally confirmed their first sighting of Tahiti. Having caught a glimpse of it in the distance

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Bougainvillea was discovered by French botanist Philibert Commerçon along the coasts of Brazil in the 1760s. The naturalist named the plant after his captain Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, with whom he sailed around the world aboard La Boudeuse and L’Etoile. Also

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Bougainvillea was discovered by French botanist Philibert Commerçon along the coasts of Brazil in the 1760s. The naturalist named the plant after his captain Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, with whom he sailed around the world aboard La Boudeuse and L’Etoile. Also

Aphrodite’s Island

When French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville landed at Tahiti in 1768, he immediately named the island ‘La Nouvelle Cythère’ (New Cytheria) after the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. The origin of Aphrodite’s name is unknown but according

Aphrodite’s Island

When French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville landed at Tahiti in 1768, he immediately named the island ‘La Nouvelle Cythère’ (New Cytheria) after the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. The origin of Aphrodite’s name is unknown but according

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

Unfinished journey: Le passage de Vénus

In 1999 and 2000 the first two volumes of a three-part French comic, Le passage de Vénus, were published, portraying Louis-Antoine de Bougainville’s 1766 voyage around the world and his relationship with his female assistant Jeanne Baré. Due to the

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

Unfinished journey: Le passage de Vénus

In 1999 and 2000 the first two volumes of a three-part French comic, Le passage de Vénus, were published, portraying Louis-Antoine de Bougainville’s 1766 voyage around the world and his relationship with his female assistant Jeanne Baré. Due to the

Remarkable Occurrences at George’s Island

Captain Cook’s Journal. First Voyage. Chapter 3. Tahiti. Cook’s full account of the 1768-1771 Endeavour voyage around the globe to observe the 1769 transit of Venus from Tahiti. Includes a few illustrations, such as the captain’s own map of the

Remarkable Occurrences at George’s Island

Captain Cook’s Journal. First Voyage. Chapter 3. Tahiti. Cook’s full account of the 1768-1771 Endeavour voyage around the globe to observe the 1769 transit of Venus from Tahiti. Includes a few illustrations, such as the captain’s own map of the

The first French expedition to the Pacific

In 1766 the La Boudeuse and L’Etoile departed on a voyage of discovery that would circumnavigate the globe before returning to France two years and four months later. In command was Admiral Louis-Antoine de Bougainville. Tahiti captured the hearts and

The first French expedition to the Pacific

In 1766 the La Boudeuse and L’Etoile departed on a voyage of discovery that would circumnavigate the globe before returning to France two years and four months later. In command was Admiral Louis-Antoine de Bougainville. Tahiti captured the hearts and