Sir Joseph Banks, Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772-1820 / Journals, Letters and Documents

1st Edition

Anna Agnarsdóttir

Hakluyt Society
Published April 28, 2016
Reference - 682 Pages
ISBN 9781908145147 - CAT# Y241569
Series: Hakluyt Society, Third Series


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Sir Joseph Banks was one of the great figures of Georgian England, best known for participating as naturalist in Cook's Endeavour voyage (1768-71), as a patron of science and as the longest-serving President of the Royal Society (1778-1820). This volume brings together all Banks's papers concerning Iceland and the North Atlantic, scattered in repositories in Britain, the United States, Australia and Denmark, and most published here for the first time. A detailed introduction places them in historical context.

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