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John Edward Gray, 'Illustrations of Indian Zoology, chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke, FRS', 2 vols, London 1830,1832; consisting of a title pagea dedication page to the Directors of the East India Company, dated British Museum May 1832, a portrait lithograph of Major General Hardwicke, and 175 full-page plates of animals and fish from India.
Lithographs with a few engravings
- Production date
Height: 476 millimetres
Width: 332 millimetres (sheet size)
- Curator's comments
- The series of plates was never bound, and is kept loose in a box in the Subject Series. There seems to have been no accompanying text. The man behind the project was John Edward Gray, the Keeper of the Natural History collection in the British Museum, and he collaborated in it with Hardwicke who bequeathed his collection to the BM on his death in 1835. This explains why the set was given to and accepted by the BM.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Illustrations of Indian Zoology
- Acquisition notes
- The register records that this set of plates was presented by the otherwise unidentified 'Misses Beverley'
- Prints and Drawings
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