WHITE, John (1756-1832)
Journal of a voyage to New South Wales (facsimile)
New York : Arno Press & The New York Times, 1971. Facsimile of White’s Journal originally published in 1790. Quarto, decorated cloth, pp. 299; , illustrated.
As Surgeon General on the voyage, White’s scientifically trained eye was well suited to the recording of new species discovered on the island continent. His account includes much scientific detail and descriptions of the voyage and settlement not to be found in other accounts such as Phillip’s. The fine plates were engraved by Sarah Stone from live and taxidermied specimens sent to England, as well as White’s own drawings and those of Thomas Watling.