Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage, 1768-1771
When English naturalist Joseph Banks accompanied Captain James Cook on his historic mission into the Pacific, the Endeavour voyage of 1768–1771, he took with him a team of collectors and illustrators. They returned with artifacts and specimens of stunning birds, fish and other animals as well as thousands of plants and remarkable landscape and figure drawings of the peoples encountered on the voyage, along with the first detailed maps of these lands. Original voyage specimens are shown together with illustrations and descriptions of them, many of which have never been published before.
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