John Milton, ca. 1670 (after William Faithorne) (1616-1691)   The Huntington, San Marino, CA

John Milton, ca. 1670 (after William Faithorne) (1616-1691) The Huntington, San Marino, CA

Joseph Banks Explorer, Botanist / 1743 - 1820 Joseph Banks was a late-18th to early-19th century British explorer and botanist who pushed for the advancement of science.

Joseph Banks Explorer, Botanist / 1743 - 1820 Joseph Banks was a late-18th to early-19th century British explorer and botanist who pushed for the advancement of science.

Sir Joseph Banks, naturalist and botanist who was with Captain James Cook on board the HMS Endeavour on its voyage of discovery. It was through his recommendation that William Bligh be appointed Governor of the new colony in New South Wales - resulting in the overthrow of Bligh in the Rum Rebellion.

Sir Joseph Banks, naturalist and botanist who was with Captain James Cook on board the HMS Endeavour on its voyage of discovery. It was through his recommendation that William Bligh be appointed Governor of the new colony in New South Wales - resulting in the overthrow of Bligh in the Rum Rebellion.

India History - D. Vasco da Gama (c. 1460 or 1469 – 24 December 1524), 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.

India History - D. Vasco da Gama (c. 1460 or 1469 – 24 December 1524), 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.

A picture of the last four "full blooded" Tasmanian Aborigines c. 1860s. Truganini, the last to survive, is seated at far right.

A picture of the last four "full blooded" Tasmanian Aborigines c. 1860s. Truganini, the last to survive, is seated at far right.

The map made by Captain James Cook in the 'Endeavour' upon circumnavigating New Zealand. - Capt. James Cook; b. 1728 Marten, UK; British explorer, navigator, cartographer

The map made by Captain James Cook in the 'Endeavour' upon circumnavigating New Zealand. - Capt. James Cook; b. 1728 Marten, UK; British explorer, navigator, cartographer

Captain James Cook (1728–1779) formerly claimed eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales, on this day 21st August, 1770

Captain James Cook (1728–1779) formerly claimed eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales, on this day 21st August, 1770

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