Posts Tagged: Sydney Parkinson

botany, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus,

Expert botanists – an endangered species

International science journal Nature has published an article called Superstars of botany: Rare specimens, explaining how a handful of plant hunters has shaped the field over the past 200 years and warning that such experts are now in danger of

botany, Joseph Banks, Sydney Parkinson, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, transit of Venus,

Expert botanists – an endangered species

International science journal Nature has published an article called Superstars of botany: Rare specimens, explaining how a handful of plant hunters has shaped the field over the past 200 years and warning that such experts are now in danger of

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

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Artocarpus altilis is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry family, Moraceae, growing throughout Southeast Asia and most Pacific Ocean islands. It is more commonly known as breadfruit due to the texture of the cooked fruit, which has a

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

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Artocarpus altilis is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry family, Moraceae, growing throughout Southeast Asia and most Pacific Ocean islands. It is more commonly known as breadfruit due to the texture of the cooked fruit, which has a

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

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Thespesia populnea, commonly known as the Portia Tree, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The above watercolour was painted by the artist Sydney Parkinson while in Tahiti, during Captain Cook’s first voyage round the world.

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

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Thespesia populnea, commonly known as the Portia Tree, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The above watercolour was painted by the artist Sydney Parkinson while in Tahiti, during Captain Cook’s first voyage round the world.

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

Alexander Buchan, Sydney Parkinson, Endeavour, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, transit of Venus

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Three months prior to arriving at Tahiti, Captain Cook and the crew of the HMB Endeavour had struggled to make it round Cape Horn. After several aborted attempts, on 16 January 1769 the ship finally anchored on the Pacific coast

Alexander Buchan, Sydney Parkinson, Endeavour, florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, transit of Venus

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Three months prior to arriving at Tahiti, Captain Cook and the crew of the HMB Endeavour had struggled to make it round Cape Horn. After several aborted attempts, on 16 January 1769 the ship finally anchored on the Pacific coast

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

Remarkable Occurrences at Georges Island

On April 13, 1769, Captain James Cook and a select band of men who sailed with him aboard the Endeavour set foot on the sands of Tahiti for the first time. Their mission was to observe the transit of Venus

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

Remarkable Occurrences at Georges Island

On April 13, 1769, Captain James Cook and a select band of men who sailed with him aboard the Endeavour set foot on the sands of Tahiti for the first time. Their mission was to observe the transit of Venus

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