Drumaran, Ireland 1756 – Worthing, England 1832

print after

  • Australia 1788 - 1796


Great Britain 1757 – 1822


James Edward SMITH

1759 – 1828


A specimen of the botany of New Holland, by James Edward Smith the figures by James Sowerby. Vol.1. 1793 Description: viii, 54 pp., 16 leaves of plates, original blue paper cover. Presented in a modern slipcase

Collection Title: Smith, James Edward. 'A specimen of the botany of New Holland.' London: J. Sowerby, 1793
Page: collection record
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, ink; paper engravings, printed in black ink, each from one copper plate; hand-colored; letterpress text Support: cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown
Place Published: London: J. Sowerby

Dimensions: page 31.0 h x 23.0 w cm book (closed) 31.6 h x 24.6 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.1832.1-16
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book Australia, Plants
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Anne McCormick, Rare Books, Paintings and Prints, Sydney, August 1986;
  • From the catalogue, ' Anne McCormick, Rare Books, Paintings and Prints,' Sydney: Anne McCormick, Autumn 1986, cat., no. 29.