TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION BOOKS
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1898.
Octavo, illustrations. Publisher's decorated and embossed cloth, very good copy.
Ellis Rowan was a superbly talented and highly skilled Australian artist of the late 19th and early 20th century. She was an extraordinary woman for her era, a painter, naturalist, writer and explorer, and she is greatly admired for her paintings of flowers and birds.
For almost 50 years she travelled to the most remote and inhospitable parts of Australia, India, Europe, America and New Guinea in pursuit of exotic flowers and wildlife to paint.