London : Routledge : for The Hakluyt Society, 2016.
Book — xxvi, 681 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface-- Introduction: Banks and Iceland-- Textual introduction-- Introduction to the journals-- The Iceland journal of Sir Joseph Banks I: from
6 September 1772-- The Iceland journal of Sir Joseph Banks II-- The Iceland journal of James Roberts-- Calendar of letters and documents-- The Iceland correspondence and documents of Sir Joseph Banks, 1772-1820-- Appendices-- Bibliography-- Index.
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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. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781908145147 20160704