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Captain James Cook Collection

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia

Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Gardenia taitensis, Tahitian gardenia

Gardenia taitensis, Tahitian gardenia
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Gardenia florida

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Eucalyptus crebra, narrow leaved ironbark tree

Eucalyptus crebra, narrow leaved ironbark tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Acacia nilotica, prickly acacia tree

Acacia nilotica, prickly acacia tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Hemiscyllium ocellatum, epaulette shark

Hemiscyllium ocellatum, epaulette shark
Ff. 56. Pencil sketch by Herman Dietrich Sporing made during Captain James Cooks first voyage to explore the southern continent 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Metrosideros excelsa, Christmas tree

Metrosideros excelsa, Christmas tree
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Phalcoboenus australis, striated caracara

Phalcoboenus australis, striated caracara
Ff. 37. Watercolour painting by George Forster (1773) annotated Falco harpe mas junior and made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Banksia serrata, old man banksia

Banksia serrata, old man banksia
Finished watercolour by John Frederick Miller from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Lambertia formosa, honey flower

Lambertia formosa, honey flower
Finished watercolour by John Frederick Miller from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Naso lituratus, orangespine unicornfish

Naso lituratus, orangespine unicornfish
Ff. 194. Watercolour painting by George Forster made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Thespesia populnea, portia tree

Thespesia populnea, portia tree
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Piper methysticum, kava

Piper methysticum, kava
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Piper inebrians

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Muntiacus muntjak, Indian muntjac

Muntiacus muntjak, Indian muntjac
Zoological drawing 6 (1:6) Cervus plicatus. Pencil outline, lateral and front views, of head of Indian muntjac, made by Sydney Parkinson (1745-1771) during Captain Cooks first voyage of discovery

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Glaucus atlanticus, blue sea slug

Glaucus atlanticus, blue sea slug
Ff. 23 Vol 3. Watercolour painting by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage to explore the southern continent 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Spheniscus magellanicus, Magellanic penguin

Spheniscus magellanicus, Magellanic penguin
Ff. 83. Watercolour painting by George Forster made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Corynocarpus laevigatus, karaka tree

Corynocarpus laevigatus, karaka tree
Finished watercolour by John Frederick Miller from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Marsdenia mollissima

Marsdenia mollissima
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Cynanchum crassifolium

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Moho nobilis, Hawaii o-o

Moho nobilis, Hawaii o-o
Moho nobilis. Ff. 26, watercolour by William Ellis from a collection of sketches of Mammals, Birds and Fish made on Captian James Cooks third voyage (1776-1780)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Thalassarche chlororhynchos, yellow-nosed albatross

Thalassarche chlororhynchos, yellow-nosed albatross

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Anas undulata, yellow-billed duck

Anas undulata, yellow-billed duck
Ff. 72. Watercolour painting by George Forster annotated Anas xanthorynchus and made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Anas erythrorhyncha, red-billed duck

Anas erythrorhyncha, red-billed duck
Ff. 73. Watercolour painting by George Forster annotated Anas pyrrhoryncha and made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Correa alba, white correa

Correa alba, white correa
Finished watercolour by James Miller from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Tribulus cistoides, Jamaican feverplant

Tribulus cistoides, Jamaican feverplant
Finished watercolour by unknown artist from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Pygoscelis antarcticus, chinstrap penguin

Pygoscelis antarcticus, chinstrap penguin
Ff. 82. Watercolour painting by George Forster annotated Aptenodytes antartica and made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Caracara plancus, southern caracara

Caracara plancus, southern caracara
Ff. 33. Watercolour painting by George Forster made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: World map 1784 showing the Cook Voyages

World map 1784 showing the Cook Voyages
A general chart exhibiting the discoveries made by Captain James Cook in this and his preceeding voyages with tracks of the ships under his command

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Mobula mobular, devilfish

Mobula mobular, devilfish
Ff. 250. Watercolour painting by George Forster made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Macropiper excelsum, kawakawa pepper tree

Macropiper excelsum, kawakawa pepper tree
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Piper myristicum

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Melaleuca viridiflora, weeping tea tree

Melaleuca viridiflora, weeping tea tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Myrmecodia beccarii, anthouse plant

Myrmecodia beccarii, anthouse plant
Finished watercolour by John Frederick Miller from an outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson, made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Procellaria cinerea, grey petrel

Procellaria cinerea, grey petrel
Ff. 92. Watercolour painting by George Forster annotated laria inexpectata and made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Chaetodon lunula, raccoon butterflyfish

Chaetodon lunula, raccoon butterflyfish
Ff. 27a Vol 2. Watercolour painting by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage to explore the southern continent 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Benincasa hispida, wax gourd

Benincasa hispida, wax gourd
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Cucurbita pruriens

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Phoebetria palpebrata, light-mantled albatross

Phoebetria palpebrata, light-mantled albatross
Ff. 106. Watercolour painting by George Forster (1773) annotated Pelecanus pica and made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Hibiscus tiliaceus, sea hibiscus

Hibiscus tiliaceus, sea hibiscus
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Hibiscus tricuspis

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Artocarpus altilis, breadfruit tree

Artocarpus altilis, breadfruit tree
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Sitodium altile

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Trachinotus carolinus, Florida pompano

Trachinotus carolinus, Florida pompano
Ff. 224. Pencil sketch by George Forster made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Clinus superciliosus, super klipfish

Clinus superciliosus, super klipfish
Ff. 187. Watercolour painting by George Forster made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Ceriops tagal, yellow mangrove tree

Ceriops tagal, yellow mangrove tree
Outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage, 1768-1771. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, orange mangrove tree

Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, orange mangrove tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Barringtonia calyptrata, mango pine tree

Barringtonia calyptrata, mango pine tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Nothofagus betuloides

Nothofagus betuloides
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Betula antarctica

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Pimelea prostrata, strathmore weed

Pimelea prostrata, strathmore weed
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Pimalea laevigata

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Plate 103 by William Ellis

Plate 103 by William Ellis
Plate 103 from a collection of watercolour sketches by William W. Ellis (?-1785) made on Captain James Cooks third voyage to explore the south (1776-1780)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Plate 105 by William Ellis

Plate 105 by William Ellis
Plate 105 from a collection of watercolour sketches by William W. Ellis (?-1785) made on Captain James Cooks third voyage to explore the south (1776-1780)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Plate 102 by William Ellis

Plate 102 by William Ellis
Plate 102 from a collection of watercolour sketches by William W. Ellis (?-1785) made on Captain James Cooks third voyage to explore the south (1776-1780)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Plate 108 by William Ellis

Plate 108 by William Ellis
Plate 108 from a collection of watercolour sketches by William W. Ellis (?-1785) made on Captain James Cooks third voyage to explore the south (1776-1780)

Background imageCaptain James Cook Collection: Plate 107 by William Ellis

Plate 107 by William Ellis



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