'The Banks’ florilegium' & some of its relatives

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Catalogue of Banks' florilegium by Joseph Banks, Daniel Charles Solander, Sydney Parkinson, published by Alecto Historical Editions in association with the British Museum, 1990
Date
03 July 2017, 11:00am11:45am
03 July 2017, 6:00pm6:45pm
Cost
Free
Bookings
Booked out
LocationMeet in front foyer
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

The Library has recently been able to complete its set of The Banks’ florilegium, after acquiring a set of the plates covering the Australian plants described by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander and illustrated by Sydney Parkinson during the first of James Cook’s voyages of exploration.

Jan McDonald, Rare Books Librarian, will show off some of the magnificent plates in the florilegium and place them in the context of the development of scientific botanical illustration in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

About the speaker

Jan McDonald is State Library Victoria’s Rare Books Librarian. She has a fascination with the development of scientific botanical illustration in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Melbourne Rare Book Week

This free event is presented as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week (30 June – 9 July), celebrating books, the printed word and literary heritage.

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