Portrait of Sir Joseph Hooker. HOOKER, T. H. MAGUIRE.

Portrait of Sir Joseph Hooker.

London: M. & N. Hanhart Imp. circa 1851.

Lithograph portrait; 295 x 240 mm., wide margins, mounted.

A great botanist of his era

A fine portrait of the botanist Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911). Son of the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (whom he later succeeded in the post), Hooker accompanied Ross's Antarctic expedition in 1839 as assistant surgeon and naturalist on the Erebus.

A fine portrait of the botanist Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911). Son of the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (whom he later succeeded in the post), Hooker accompanied Ross's Antarctic expedition in 1839 as assistant surgeon and naturalist on the Erebus.
During the voyage, Hooker visited Van Diemen's Land twice and also had a brief stay at Port Jackson. On his return to England he published the three volume Botany of the Antarctic Voyage. His introductory essay to the Flora Tasmaniæ (1855-60) volume represents the first published support of Darwin's theory of natural selection.

Nan Kivell & Spence, 151.

Price (AUD): $3,600.00  other currencies     Ref: #3111121

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