Captain Cook’s Voyage and Banks’ Florilegium


When: 23/12/14 - 01/03/15: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Where: Bunkamura Gallery , 2-24-1 Dogenzaka

Great British explorer and navigator Captain James Cook made his name during three voyages of the Pacific in which he circumnavigated New Zealand and made the first European contact with eastern Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. During Cook’s 3-year first voyage the famed captain was accompanied by renowned botanist Joseph Banks who put together Banks’ Florilegium from material collected on the trip. Comprised of 743 beautiful copperplate prints of highly detailed botanical drawings the book is a fascinating insight into a world of scientific research of never before seen specimens. At Bunkamura’s outstanding exhibition 120 prints will be on display along with material and artifacts providing fascinating insight into the voyages of Cook and the mysteries of the Pacific area.

Captain Cook’s Voyage and Banks’ Florilegium

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How much: Adults ¥1,300 College & high school students ¥900 Junior High and younger ¥600

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