Robert Gordon - an atlas of South African animals

Robert Gordon travelled to South Africa in 1773, and associated with the other European naturalists working there at the time. His work is well-regarded to this day, and he left natural historians a rich legacy in the form of the Gordon Atlas in Amsterdam.

Reference: Cullinan P.(1992) Robert Jacob Gordon 1743 - 1795: The man and his travels at the Cape. Struik, Winchester.
The drawing below is a copy of the original by Kate Foster.

Gordon drawing