Ioseph Banks Bar.tPraesident der Königl. Societaet der Wissenschaften zu London.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple. Plate 178 x 107mm (7 x 4¼"). Cut to plate.
Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) the English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences holding a map of Africa.. He was the leading founder of the African Association, a British organisation dedicated to the exploration of Africa, and a member of the Society of Dilettanti, which helped to establish the Royal Academy. Banks joined James Cook on his first voyage around the Pacific, and they came across New Zealand and Australia, where Cook mapped the coastline and made landfall at Botany Bay and at Endeavour River. Banks took a great interest in the British colonisation of the continent and was to be the greatest proponent of settlement of New South Wales. He was in fact the general advisor to the government on all Australian matters. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
In the State Library of Victoria. Kivell & Spence: pg.17
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