Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks Bart., K.B., P.R.S.: During Captain Cook's First Voyage in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71 to Terra del Fuego, Otahite, New Zealand, Australia, the Dutch East Indies, etc.

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Sir Joseph Banks (1743–1820) was a British botanist and one of the most influential scientific patrons of the eighteenth century. After inheriting a fortune on the death of his father in 1761, Banks devoted his life to studying natural history. His fame following his participation in Captain Cook's epic voyage on the Endeavour between 1768 and 1771 led to his election as President of the Royal Society in 1778, a post which he then held until his death. This volume, first published in 1896, contains Banks' account...

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Sir Joseph Banks (1743–1820) was a British botanist and one of the most influential scientific patrons of the eighteenth century. After inheriting a fortune on the death of his father in 1761, Banks devoted his life to studying natural history. His fame following his participation in Captain Cook's epic voyage on the Endeavour between 1768 and 1771 led to his election as President of the Royal Society in 1778, a post which he then held until his death. This volume, first published in 1896, contains Banks' account of the voyage of the Endeavour across the Pacific Ocean. Edited by the great botanist Sir Joseph Hooker, it describes in fascinating detail the peoples, cultures and wildlife Banks encountered in Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. Banks' aptitude as a natural historian and the crucial role he played in cataloguing and illustrating exotic wildlife during the expedition are emphasised in the work.

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Preface; Biographical sketches of Banks and Solander; Naturalists and voyagers mentioned in the journal; List of officers of the 'Endeavour' and Bank's staff; 1. England to Rio de Janeiro; 2. Rio de Janeiro; 3. Rio to Terra del Fuego; 4. Terra del Fuego to Otahite; 5. Otahite; 6. Otahite to Oheteroa; 7. General account of the South Sea Islands; 8. South Sea Islands to New Zealand (Thames River); 9. Circumnavigation of New Zealand; 10. General account of New Zealand; 11. New Zealand to Australia (Endeavour River); 12. Australia (Endeavour River) to Torres Straits; 13. Some account of that part of New Holland now called New South Wales; 14. Australia to Savu Island; 15. Description of Savu; 16. Savu Island to Batavia; 17. Description of Batavia; 18. Batavia to Cape of Good Hope; 19. Cape of Good Hope to England; Appendix; Index.

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