Sibthorp and Smith's Flora Graeca (1806-1840), illustrated by Ferdinand Bauer, comprises ten volumes that document the flora of the Mediterranean, based on the studies of John Sibthorp, Sherardian Professor of Botany at the university from 1784 until his death in 1796. The volumes are accompanied by illustrations executed by Austrian botanical illustrator Ferdinand Bauer, who joined Sibthorp on his Mediterranean expeditions.
A project in the mid-2000s digitized a full set of the Flora Graeca, together with Bauer's original drawings and watercolours, on which the published engravings were based, plus Bauer's "Fauna Graeca" drawings of animals of the Mediterranean, created for a never-published work, and a unique series of topographic "Mediterranean Scenes".
The complete volumes are:
- The published Flora Graeca:
- Bauer's original Flora Graeca drawings and watercolours:
- Bauer's unpublished Fauna Graeca drawings:
- Bauer's Mediterranean Scenes:
- Bauer's Undigitised studies:
- Drawings of plants, a few of them in colour. iii+24 leaves (MS. Sherard 246)
- Studies of plants, fish and birds for Flora and Fauna Graeca. ii+215 leaves (MS. Sherard 247)