Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) and Dr. Daniel SOLANDER (1733-1782)
Illustrations of the botany of Captain Cook's voyage round the world... With determinations by James Britten. London: 1900-1905. 3 volumes, 2 (484 x 319mm). 320 lithographic plates, 3 folding maps. (Occasional light marginal soiling, plates 98, 99, 101, 102, 241 and 242 with small tears or creases and some soiling.) Original cloth-backed boards (stitching broken, light soiling).
The first publication of a substantial selection made from the 738 surviving copper plates engraved under Sir Joseph Banks's direction between 1772 and 1784. The original plates were not published during Banks's lifetime. A small number were printed during the 19th century to illustrate others works (vide Hooker's Flora Antarctica), but the present publication represents the first appearance of most of the images. Nissen BBI 74; Stafleu & Cowan 295. (3)