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Botany (Sydney Parkinson)

£ 29.00

An admiration of Sydney Parkinson (1745 – 26 January 1771) who worked as an illustrator for Sir Joseph Banks, they both cut their botanical teeth on HMS Endeavour Captained by James Cook the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, 1770, where it made landfall at what came to be called Botany Bay. Sir Joseph Banks cemented his botanical reputation as the key mover in the establishment of Kew Gardens. HMS Endeavour, by now renamed, was scuttled in the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778 to be located in May 2016 by The Rhode Island Archaeology Project.

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