Voyages of discovery: a visual celebration of ten of the greatest natural history expeditions.
Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin, 2010.
Small quarto, paperback, 336 pp. colour illustrations.
A beautifully presented book on the ten most significant natural history expeditions. Type specimens and art works housed in the Natural History Museum in London are used to illustrate this superb book. Highlights include Sir Hans Sloane's voyage to Jamaica in 1687, Maria Sybilla Merian's sojourn to Surinam in 1699 to record brilliant butterflies and bizarre insects and Mathew Flinder's circumnavigation of Australia with one of the greatest of all natural history artists, Ferdinand Bauer. Also available in hardcover [stock id 28037].