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Part XXII (22) of Banks' Florilegium containing 23 colour prints relating to New Zealand, printed from the original copperplate engravings in 1986 by Alecto Historical Editions in association with The British Museum (Natural History). The prints illustrate plants collected on Captain James Cook’s first voyage round the world in "H.M.S. Endeavour" (1768-1771). The specimens were gathered and classified by the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, Bart., K.B., P.C., P.R.S., and Dr Daniel Solander, F.R.S., and were accurately engraved between 1771 and 1784 after drawings taken from nature by Sydney Parkinson.
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