Captain James Cook
Joseph Banks - botanist - © The Usher Gallery, Lincoln

The voyage of HMS Endeavour (1768-1771) was the first devoted exclusively to scientific discovery. This site presents most of the botanical drawings and engravings prepared by artist Sydney Parkinson before his untimely death at sea, and by other artists back in England working from Parkinson's initial sketches. More...

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Daniel Solander - botanist
Sydney Parkinson - artist
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza
Route of Cook's first voyage (HMS Endeavour, 1768-1771)
Ficus racemosa
Mucuna gigantea Ipomoea indica
Passiflora aurantia Search the images

An introduction to the Endeavour botanical illustrations

Dendrobium canaliculatum