The Australian Flower Paintings of Ferdinand Bauer
This collection includes twenty-five limited edition prints reproduced from the colored drawings of Australian plants made in 1801-1805 by Ferdinand Lukus Bauer, when he was official Botanical Draughtsman on the surveying voyage of His Britannic Majesty's sloop, H.M.S. Investigator. There are 236 original drawings of Australian plants by Bauer in the British Museum of Natural History in London. The twenty-five selected for this display show a variety of interesting plants from different parts of Australia.
These superb examples of botanical illustration gracefully and accurately portray a diversity of plants from Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Accompanying the framed prints are informational panels and maps illustrating the locality of each plant. A large map charting the voyage of the H.M.S. Investigator is also included.