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Image number: RS.10579
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‘The Banksia’ and ‘Banksia gibbosa’




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

Object type

Library reference





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


   > Botany

Content object

   > plant


Two botanical studies of Banksia seed pods. Figure 1 an undetermined Banksia. Figure 2 the rock hakea Hakeas gibbosa [here termed Banksia gibbosa].The plants are native to Australia and were named after Sir Joseph Banks.

Plate 22 from Journal of a voyage to New South John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

The accompanying text states of figure 1 that it: “represents the capsule of another Banksia, belonging to those which bear the flowers in spikes, but we cannot with certainty determine the species.”.

The plate is inscribed: “1. The Banksia. 2. The Banksia gibbosa. London. Published 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.”

Associated place

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   > Oceania
      > Australia