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The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Toby Musgrave

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300223835
eISBN:
9780300252132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223835.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the “father of Australia,” and the man who established Kew ... More


Exotica and Europe

Karen Polinger Foster

in Strange and Wonderful: Exotic Flora and Fauna in Image and Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190672539
eISBN:
9780190672560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672539.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on exotica in Europe. Many of the botanical and zoological aspects of Versailles were supported by increasingly rigorous scientific studies being carried out in Paris. Since the ... More


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