Title: Manuscript pages from an account of an expedition by Sir Joseph Banks

Creator: Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.

Date: 1772

Bibliographic Citation: Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820. A Journal of a Voyage up Great Britain’s West Coast and to Iceland [manuscript]. 1772.

Notes: In 1772, English explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks voyaged to Iceland to survey the natural history of the area and the islands along the way. In this journal, Banks provides an account of the trip.

Physical Description: image.manuscript.black and white 23,5 × 38,5 cm

Language: English

Description: Towards the bottom of page three Banks tallies amongst his crew: a natural history assistant, a landscape painter, and two natural history illustrators, “besides 9 servants all practiced & taught by myself to collect & preserve such objects of Natural History as might occur.” On a subsequent page, he reports that he “added to my people a gardiner whose care was to be the preservation of live plants in tubs & beds.” His natural history assistant, Dr. Daniel Solander, was one of Linnaeus’ students.

Subject: Banks, Joseph, — 1743-1820 — Diaries.
Naturalists — England — Diaries.
Iceland — Description and travel — Early works to 1800.
Orkney (Scotland) — Description and travel — Early works to 1800.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Networks of Correspondence

Call Number: QH11 B36 1772 Rare Books/Special Collections – Blacker-Wood Manuscripts

Image Identifier: 4_002505169_banks-p2and3