Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquhar Collection - Malay Peninsula 1803-1818


by Bastin, John; Kwa Chong Guan (Essays)

Natural History Drawings: The Complete William Farquhar Collection - Malay Peninsula 1803-1818

Price:  US$33.58   (SGD46.64*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 335 pages
Published:  2010, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814217699
SB#:  050084 (501)

About This Book

For the first time ever, 477 drawings of the flora and fauna of the Malay Peninsula commissioned by William Farquhar when he was the British Resident and Commandant of Melaka from 1803 to 1818, are published in one volume. Covering a wide spectrum of species - comprising plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and fish - the evocative paintings were rendered in brilliant watercolour by Chinese artists who employed both Chinese and Western painting techniques. Authoritative essays by John Bastin and Kwa Chong Guan provide insight on the background of the drawings and of Farquhar himself. This volume is a colourful and fascinating record of the flora and fauna in the Malay Peninsula over a century ago, and is a must-read for anyone with a keen interest in the natural history of the region.


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