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Background imageExploration Collection: View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland. Marianne North

View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland. Marianne North
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, View in the Botanic Garden, Brisbane, Queensland

Background imageExploration Collection: Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)

Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas BAOBAB near the bank of the Lue, a tributary of the Zambesi River above Kabrabasi

Background imageExploration Collection: The Welwitschia mirabilis

The Welwitschia mirabilis
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso The Welwitschia mirabilis, Nyanka Kykamkop or plant of Hykamkop or Otjitumbo Otjihooro. Stump with a head. South West Africa T. Baines

Background imageExploration Collection: Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil

Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the gallery guide, Datura arborea, Linn. [Brugmansia arborea L.] is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries

Background imageExploration Collection: Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793

Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793
Watercolour and pencil on paper by Francis Masson, 1793. Field sketch made by Masson in the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageExploration Collection: Scene in Dr. Lunds Garden at Lagoa Santa, Brazil

Scene in Dr. Lunds Garden at Lagoa Santa, Brazil
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, The large trunk in front covered with a Cactus (Cereus, sp.), a large aroid (Philodendron, sp.)

Background imageExploration Collection: No. 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya

No. 767. Study of the Bunya-Bunya
Oil on board, no date. Study of the Bunya-Bunya. This noble Conifer, Araucaria Bidwillii, Hook. is perhaps the most valuable food-tree indigenous in Australia

Background imageExploration Collection: View in the Forest on Mount Wellington, Tasmania

View in the Forest on Mount Wellington, Tasmania
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892; The large tree with dark foliage in the centre is a species of Beech-Birch of the colonists

Background imageExploration Collection: Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793

Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Watercolour on paper of Mesembryanthemum digitatum by Francis Masson, 1772-1793. The inscription mentions Dactylopsis digitata which is an old synonym the current accepted plant name

Background imageExploration Collection: From top of Choonjerma Pass. 15, 000ft looking West over Nepal, snows, 1848

From top of Choonjerma Pass. 15, 000ft looking West over Nepal, snows, 1848
Pencil sketch from top of Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass]. 15, 000ft looking West over Nepal. Illustrated by Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1848

Background imageExploration Collection: Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation, from Choonjerma Pass, 1854

Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation, from Choonjerma Pass, 1854
Watercolour of a Sea of mist from 16, 000ft elevation from Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass] by Walter Hood Fitch, 1854

Background imageExploration Collection: 24, 000ft Junnoo from Choonjerma Pass, 16, 000ft. East Nepal, 1854

24, 000ft Junnoo from Choonjerma Pass, 16, 000ft. East Nepal, 1854
Watercolour sketch of Junnoo [Kumbhakarna] from Choonjerma Pass [Mirgin La Pass] by Walter Hood Fitch, 1854

Background imageExploration Collection: Sandunes between Sesriem to Sossusvlei

Sandunes between Sesriem to Sossusvlei
Sesriem to Sossusvlei, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExploration Collection: Collecting Sesamum abbreviatum

Collecting Sesamum abbreviatum
Sesriem to Sossusvlei, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExploration Collection: Petrified sandunes near to Namib lodge

Petrified sandunes near to Namib lodge
Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExploration Collection: Kuiseb river canyon

Kuiseb river canyon, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExploration Collection: The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)

The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland, South West Africa, about 20 feet in height

Background imageExploration Collection: The Bottle Tree of Queensland

The Bottle Tree of Queensland
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, 1892, The Bottle Tree of Queensland.- Beyond, a grass fire through which the artist and her companions had to gallop

Background imageExploration Collection: Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensland

Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensland
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, The trees, Araucaria bidwillii, Hook

Background imageExploration Collection: The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore

The Breadfruit, painted at Singapore
Oil on board, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, ; The Breadfruit, Artocarpus incisa, Linn

Background imageExploration Collection: Ripe cone of Cycad, Illawarra, New South Wales

Ripe cone of Cycad, Illawarra, New South Wales
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, The beauty of the richly coloured seeds of this Cycad (Macrozamia spiralis, Miq.)

Background imageExploration Collection: Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)

Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)
Watercolour, gouache and pencil field sketch on paper. Inscribed by Baines in pencil on recto The Big tree a M.... or Baobab at Marma Kahuwe Dec 29 1861 10am, T. Baines

Background imageExploration Collection: Sandunes

Sandunes
Sesriem to Sossusvlei, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExploration Collection: Acacia erioloba

Acacia erioloba
Sesriem to Sossusvlei, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExploration Collection: Manufacture of Sugar at Katipo

Manufacture of Sugar at Katipo
Oil on canvas. Inscription in paint on verso of canvas, Manufacture of Sugar at Katipo. 15 or 20 miles from Tete, cutting lengths of cane, crushing it in mill, boiling, and chrystallisation, July 26



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