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Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820 Explorer and botanist

Naturalist, patron of science and President of the Royal Society, 1778-1820. Banks sailed with Captain Cook to the Pacific on his first voyage aboard the Endeavour, 1768-71, and compiled a unique natural history collection. Banks held a position of great influence in the scientific world and he advised on ventures such as the Kew Botanic Gardens and the first British colonies in Australia.

Engraved by Wagstaff
Painted by Thomas Philips
Size 27 x 19 cm

Price £14.00


William Pitt Amherst 1773-1857

William Pitt Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst, GCH, PC was a British diplomat and colonial administrator. He was Governor-General of India between 1823 and 1828.

Engraved by S.Freeman 1846
Painted by Thomas Lawrence
Size 28 x 22 cm

Price £14.00