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George Gray (1808–1872) was an English zoologist and author and head of the ornithological section of the British Museum in London for forty–one years. George Gray's most important publication was his Genera of Birds, 1844–49, which included 46,000 references.

The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror was edited by G. R. Gray & R. Bowdler Sharpe. The part by G.R. Gray, The Birds of New Zealand, was first published in 3 parts about 1844/1845 and included 22 plates. The work remained unfinished until 1875, when the work was edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe, who added an appendix and the remaining 15 plates.

The expedition of the H.M.S. Erebus and Terror took place in 1839–1845 under the Command of Capt. J.C. Ross. The published results of this exploratory voyage are quite scarce. This is especially the case for the section on the Birds of New Zealand.

Gray, Paradise duck

$250.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Paradise Duck;  Casarca Variegata

Price: US$250.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 32.2cm x 20cm (12 x 7 3/4 inches) approximately.
Condition: Very good, closely cropped, plate number trimmed off, please see larger image.
Text: NO text.

Gray, Stewart Island Shag

$190.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Stewart Island Shag;  Graculus Chalconotus

Price: US$190.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 30.7cm x 21cm (12 x 8 1/4 inches) approximately.
Condition: Very good, closely cropped, plate number trimmed off, please see larger image.
Text: NO text.

Gray, Black-fronted Tern

$190.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Black-fronted Tern;  Hydrochelidon Albostriata

Price: US$190.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 30cm x 20.3cm (12 x 8 inches) approximately.
Condition: Very good, closely cropped, plate number trimmed off, please see larger image.
Text: NO text.

Gray, Cook's Petrel

$130.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Cook's Petrel;  Procellaria cookii,   Plate 35

Price: US$130.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 30.5cm x 23cm (12 x 9 inches) approximately.
Condition: Excellent, please see larger image.
Text: NO text.

Gray, Auckland Island Snipe (New Zealand Snipe)

$260.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Auckland Island Snipe;  (New Zealand Snipe)
Caenocorypha a. aucklandica (Gray)

Price: US$260.00 (includes shipping costs)


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 29.3cm x 20.4cm (11 1/2 x 8 inches) approximately.
Condition: Very good, closely cropped, plate number trimmed off, please see larger image.
Text: NO text.

Gray, Variable Oystercatcher

$280.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Variable Oystercatcher;  Haematopus unicolor,   Plate 10

Price: US$280.00 (includes shipping costs)


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 32cm x 21.3cm (12 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches) approximately.
Condition: Very good. Please see larger image.
Text: NO text.

Gray, NZ Shore Plover

$235.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

New Zealand Shore Plover;  Thinornis novae seelandiae,   Plate 11

Price: US$235.00 (includes shipping costs)


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 32cm x 21.5cm (12 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches) approximately.
Condition: Excellent. Please see larger image.
Text: NO text.

Gray, Hoiho, Yellow-eyed penguin

$250.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Hoiho, the Yellow-eyed penguin;  Eudyptes antipodes,  Plate 27

Price: US$250.00 (includes shipping costs)


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 31.5cm X 22cm (12 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches) approximately.
Condition: Excellent. Please see larger image.
Text: NO text.

Gray, Dabchick

$190.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Dabchick;   Podiceps

Price: US$190.00 (includes shipping costs)


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 24.6cm X 17.8cm (9 5/8 x 7 inches) approximately.
Condition: Very good, closely cropped. Please see larger image.
Text: NO text.

Gray, wrens

$475.00 USD
(includes shipping)

 

Rifleman and Bush wren;
Acanthisitta longipes and chloris,  Plate 3

Price: US$475.00 (includes shipping costs)


LINK to LARGER image

Original hand-colored lithograph from   Zoology of the Voyage of the HMS Terror, Birds of New Zealand,   first published 1844/45, completed 1875.

Authors: Gray, G.R. & Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

Print size: 30cm X 24 cm (12 inches X 9.5 inches) approximately.
Condition: Very good. Please see larger image.
Text: NO text.