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Buller's Birds of New Zealand

The Complete Work of JG Keulemans

Buller's Birds of New Zealand

The Complete Work of JG Keulemans

Author: Geoff Norman

Published: 2012-10-01

Publisher's Description:

Buller’s Birds of New Zealand includes the complete set of 95 artworks from both editions of A History of the Birds of New Zealandby Walter Buller and the subsequent supplement, specially photographed and reproduced at original size and in full colour using high quality modern printing techniques. Each bird painting is accompanied by a selection of Buller’s original, descriptive text as well as up-to-date taxonomic information in English and te reo Māori.

Uniquely, Buller’s Birds of New Zealand features fresh reproductions of the original watercolour-and-pencil paintings for Buller’s iconic second edition and its supplement, made possible by the author’s rediscovery of these works at the Ornithological Branch of the British Natural History Museum. Bright, luminous and clear, Keulemans’s masterpieces are seen here for the first time as the artist intended.

Bound in cloth and beautifully presented in a slipcase, this edition at last makes available the masterpieces inside the rarely seen, and highly valued, original books.


reprinted in May 2013

Extent: 240 pp
Illustrations: 95+ full-colour plates and b&w images
Format: 360mm × 270mm


  • Language: English
  • Biogeographical Realm: Australasian
  • Countries Covered: New Zealand
  • Families Covered:

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  • Publisher: Te Papa
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  • Country: New Zealand

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  • Date Published: 01 Oct 2012
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  • ISBN-13: 9781877385889