C1790

The Banksia Serrata in Bud.

Rare c.18th engraving of Old man banksia, also known as saw banksia, saw-tooth banksia and red honeysuckle. Banksia serrata was first collected at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770, by Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Solander, naturalists on the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Banksia Serrata in Bud.

Date:

C1790

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 175mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Banksia Serrata in Bud. - Antique Print from 1790

Genuine antique
dated:

1790

Description:

Rare c.18th engraving of Old man banksia, also known as saw banksia, saw-tooth banksia and red honeysuckle.

Banksia serrata was first collected at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770, by Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Daniel Solander, naturalists on the Endeavour, during Cook’s first voyage. However, the species was not published until April 1782, when Carolus Linnaeus the Younger described the first four Banksia species in his Supplementum Plantarum.

Modern binomial name: Banksia serrata
First described: Linnaeus 1782
Distribution: QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS

From John White’s, Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales

References:
Ferguson, J. A. Bibliography of Australia Volumes 1-8, Canberra 1976 97.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 1858.
Nissen, C. Die illustrierten Vogelbucher. Stuttgart 1995 ZBI 4390.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860. London 1972 605.
Wantrup, J. Australian Rare Books. Sydney 1987 17.
Crittenden, V. A Bibliography Of The First Fleet. ACT 1982 248.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 87340
State Library New South Wales: Call Number: MRB/Q991/2A2
National Gallery Victoria: Accession Number2012.31
State Library Victoria: CCF 919.44 W58
National Museum of Australia: Object number 2007.0035.0001

Frederick Polydore Nodder (1751 - 1800)

Nodder was an English natural history artist of plants, animals and fauna. He was botanical artist to Queen Charlotte and also worked for Joseph Banks on the monumental publication of the botanical specimens collected on James Cook's first voyage. Known as Banks' Florilegium, it was never printed during Bank's lifetime.

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