With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, this volume covers the historic voyage of HM Bark Endeavour from August 1768 to July 1771, and especially the contribution of Joseph Banks and the team he took on the mission to gather natural history and ethnographic specimens as well as to illustrate the people and places he encountered.
With scientific drawings, maps of the ship, and profiles of his travelling companions, including James Cook, this book will give insight into what it might have been like to explore the uncharted South Pacific.
Over 140 featured objects
The original artworks of Tupaia, who produced as part of this mission the first charts and illustrations on paper by any Polynesian
Scientific instruments taken on the voyage
Commemorative medals and sketches
By Neil Chambers
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing (31 May 2016)+ Read more - Show less