Bauer, Ferdinand Lucas
Bauer, Ferdinand Lucas, b. Valtice, Czech Republic (then Feldsberg), Jan. 20, 1760, d. Hietzing, Vienna, March 17, 1826, botanist, explorer, painter of plants. 1800 circumnavigated the globe and explored with M. Flinders Australian coastal areas (Botany Bay); Cape B. in the West of the Eyre peninsula was named after him. His extensive plant collection is on display in the Natural History Museum in Vienna. Animal and landscape drawings.
Literature: D. J. Mabberley, F. B., The Nature of Discovery, 1999.