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A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship the ENDEAVOUR (page 23)

Sydney Parkinson1773

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

This journal was taken from some of the papers and drawings of Sydney Parkinson, the official artist on board Captain James Cook's first expedition to the Pacific in 1768-1771. Parkinson became the first European artist to produce sketches of Australian flora and fauna. During ENDEAVOUR's return passage to England he died of dysentery and his account of the voyage including some of his drawings was published by his brother.

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  • Title: A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship the ENDEAVOUR (page 23)
  • Creator: Sydney Parkinson
  • Date: 1773, 1773
  • Location: London
  • Type: Book
  • Significance: This rare book offers an insight into James Cook's first Pacific voyage of exploration and the work of Sydney Parkinson who sketched over 1,300 specimens of flora and fauna collected by Sir Joseph Banks in 1768-1771.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Ink on paper, leather bound boards, gilt
  • Dimensions: 298 × 244 × 38 mm, 1.65 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection

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