WHITEHEAD, P. J. P. and P. I. EDWARDS
Chinese Natural History Drawings selected from the Reeves Collection in the British Museum (Natural History)
London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), 1974. Folio. Color plates.
Publisher's brown morocco backed cloth boards. Housed in the publisher's folding box.
Limited to 400 numbered copies.
The Reeves collection of early nineteenth-century water-colours is one of the largest sets of natural history drawings in the British Museum (Natural History). Some 2000 animals and plants are depicted by Chinese artists under the supervision of John Reeves of Canton. Twenty selected drawings are reproduced in high quality in this volume using the collotype process.