STEARN, William T.; and Wilfred BLUNT
The Australian Flower Paintings of Ferdinand Bauer
London: The Basilisk Press, 1976. Folio. 25 colour plates, mounted on heavy green paper, as issued. Two maps.
Publisher's green morocco backed marbled boards, housed in publisher's folding box
Limited to 515 copies.
The plates depict never before published drawings made by Ferdinand after he set off with Matthew Flinders on the first circumnavigation of Australia in 1801. Each plate with an accompanying leaf of descriptive text, and also a map showing the location of the specimens collected. A beautifully produced book concerning one of the greatest botanical artists of all time.