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William Jackson Hooker engraving Thomas Phillips 1834

William Jackson Hooker

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Antique print relating to Australia
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Facsimile signature below title. Sir William Jackson Hooker, FRS (1785 -1865) was an English systematic botanist and organiser, and botanical illustrator. He held the post of Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University, and was the first Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He enjoyed the friendship and support of Sir Joseph Banks for his exploring, collecting and organising work. His son, Joseph Dalton Hooker, succeeded him to the Directorship of Kew Gardens. In Australia, Lawrence and Gunn in Tasmania, Drummond in Western Australia, Mueller and Adamson in Victoria, and others, sent copious material to Kew. Hooker published tirelessly, including many descriptions of Australian plants, particularly in the journals which he edited, Botanical Miscellany and The Journal of Botany.
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artist H Cook after Thomas Phillips RA
method Steel-engraving
date 1834
size 225mm by 143mm (platemark)
SKU AU6735