Cook Expedition Images in ARTstor

UH Manoa Library has licensed access to ARTstor, a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images covering a broad range of disciplines. ARTstor also provides a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage these images. Recently, ARTstor announced a significant addition to the collection from the Captian James Cook South Pacific expeditions. These images may be useful to you for in your research or teaching.

In collaboration with the Natural History Museum, London, ARTstor now provides access to digital versions of 1,647 botanical and zoological illustrations from Captain James Cook’s expeditions to the South Pacific from 1768 – 1779. The collection includes images of plant and animal specimens collected by naturalists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander during Cook’s first expedition aboard the HMS Endeavour (1768 – 1771) and images by artists Johann Georg Adam Forster and William Wade Ellis associated with Cook’s second (1772 – 1775) and third (1776 – 1779) voyages.

To browse these images, go to the ARTstor Digital Library (login required), browse by collection, and click on “Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas (Natural History Museum, London)” or you can search using keywords.


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