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