b'17110871087JOHN WHITE (17561832)Journal of a Voyage to New South Waleswith Sixty-five Plates of Non descript Animals, Birds, Lizards, Serpents, curious Cones of Trees and other Natural Productions by John White Esqre, Surgeon General to the Settlement.[London : J. Debrett, 1790],Quarto, in an Italian binding of full white vellum, with contrasting morocco title labels, gilt decorations, engraved 1802 map of the greater Sydney basin (extracted from a copy of Collins) pasted on the front pastedown; mss title in pen to front free endpaper in both English and Italian; 299, [36], 65 fine hand coloured plates by Sarah Stone on Whatman paper.A fine, clean example with wide margins.The desirable hand coloured edition of Whites account of the voyage of the First Fleet and the settlement at Sydney Cove, in an unusual and attractive Italian vellum binding.As Surgeon General on the voyage, Whites scientifically trained eye was well suited to the recording of new species. His account includes much scientific detail and descriptions of the voyage and settlement not found in other accounts.Ferguson 97; Hill 1858; Wantrup 17.$18,00020,0001087'