A specimen of the botany of New Holland
|A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland (1793)
|James Sowerby, it was published by Sowerby in four parts between 1793 and 1795. It consists of 16 colour plates of paintings by Sowerby, mostly based on sketches by John White, and around 40 pages of accompanying text. It was presented as the first volume in a series, but no further volumes were released.A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland was the first published book on the flora of Australia. Written by James Edward Smith and illustrated by|
JAMES EDWARD SMITH, M.D. F.R.S.
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMIES OF TURIN, UPSAL, STOCKHOLM AND LISBON;
CORRESPONDENT OF THOSE OF MONTPELLIER AND DAUPHINY, &c. &c.
PRESIDENT OF THE LINNÆAN SOCIETY.
THE FIGURES BY JAMES SOWERBY, F.L.S.
"Tendebantque manus ripæ ulterioris amore" Virg.
PRINTED BY J. DAVIS.
PUBLISHED BY J. SOWERBY, NO. 2, MEAD PLACE, LAMBETH; TO BE HAD
AT NO. 42, PATERNOSTER ROW, AND OF THE TOWN
AND COUNTRY BOOKSELLERS.
THOMAS WILSON, ESQ. F.L.S.
AT WHOSE PERSUASION
THIS WORK WAS UNDERTAKEN,
ON WHOSE FRIENDLY COMMUNICATIONS
IT IS FOUNDED,
THE FOLLOWING PAGES
BY THE AUTHOR.
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.