A gathering of flowers: Banks’ Florilegium

You might have been fortunate enough to go on board HMB Endeavour in Port Adelaide in February during its current circumnavigation of Australia. You would have been struck by Joseph Banks’ commodious accommodation for himself and his entourage that included Carl Linnaeus’ student, Danish botanist Daniel Solander, Finnish naturalist and secretary, Herman Sparing, two artists, Sydney Parkinson and Alexander Buchan, two dogs and a goat!

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