He made several expeditions to China and Burma collecting a great many specimens along the way and the report on his travels to Yunnan contained plates of reptiles - mainly types of tortoise, mammals and fish as well as odd plates of insects and shells. All of the plates - 83 in total, are well executed but it is the set of 10 bird plates which catch the eye. All 81 plates are lithographs that have been individually hand-coloured.
John Gerrard Keulemans illustrated a number of works during the 19th century and I will post more of his work on later blogs. Especially after I have worked out how to prevent images turning blurry when they have been posted. Now test your ID skills by naming the five birds above.