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Image number: RS.10575
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‘The Banksia Serrata in Bud’




Frederick Polydor Nodder (1710-1804, British), Painter

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height (print): 292mm
width (print): 225mm


   > Botany

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   > plant


Botanical study of Banksia serrata, a shrub native to Australia and first collected by Sir Joseph Banks.

Plate 18 from Journal of a voyage to New South John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

The accompanying text states that: “The finest new genus hitherto found in New Holland has been destined by Linnaeus, with great propriety, to transmit to posterity the name of Sir Joseph Banks, who first discovered it in his celebrated voyage round the world.”

The plate is inscribed: “F P Nodder delin. The Banksia Serrata in Bud. London Publish’d as the Act directs Dec: 29, 1789, by I.Debrett.”

“The Public may rely, with the most perfect confidence, on the care and accuracy with which the Drawings have been copied from nature, by Miss Stone, Mr.Catton, Mr.Nodder, and other artists; and the Editor flatters himself the Engravings are all executed with equal correctness, by, or under the immediate inspection of Mr.Milton. The Birds, &c. from which the drawings were taken are deposited in the Leverian Museum.”

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   > Oceania
      > Australia