PUBLISHING NATURE IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTIONS: JOSEPH BANKS, GEORG FORSTER, AND THE PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC

@article{Rose2020PUBLISHINGNI,
  title={PUBLISHING NATURE IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTIONS: JOSEPH BANKS, GEORG FORSTER, AND THE PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC},
  author={Edwin D. Rose},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={63},
  pages={1132 - 1159}
}
  • E. Rose
  • Published 1 December 2020
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
Abstract The construction and distribution of books containing large copperplate images was of great importance to practitioners of natural history during the eighteenth century. This article examines the case of the botanist and president of the Royal Society Sir Joseph Banks (1743–1820), who attempted to publish a series of images based on the botanical illustrations produced by Georg Forster (1754–94) on Cook's second voyage of exploration (1772–5) during the 1790s. The analysis reveals how… 
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