The Art Of The First Fleet And Other Early Australian Drawings

SMITH, B. & Alwyne Wheeler, editors


Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1988. First edition
Description: pp254, profusely illus. in col; folio, cloth (hardback). Fine in fine dust jacket (sl. sunned)

Over 250 illustrations, many never reproduced before, depict the earliest European illustrations of the native inhabitants and the flora and fauna of Australia. The work of the three earliest artists, George Raper, midshipman on the Sirius, Thomas Watling, indicted forger, and the artist known as the Port Jackson Painter, reproduced in this book, is `a visual supplement to the history and scientific discoveries of the early settlement, and an important resource for all those interested in Australian art and Australian history’

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