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The town and part of the harbour of Nelson in 1842, about a year after its first foundation The town and part of the harbour of Nelson in 1842, about a year after its first foundation
Sepia and black print on card backing, in three sections, joined at sides. Possibly discoloured. View from Shelbourne Street with named buildings. Women washing at foreground left and makeshift accomodation at centre.
Trichomanes reniforme (kidney fern) Trichomanes reniforme (kidney fern)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a fern. Several green fronds are depicted on long green curved petioles. The leaf blades are kidney-shaped with palmate venation. The larger leaves have a brown dotted margin, representing sori. Behind the fern, green compound leaves with odd pinnate formation are depicted.

"Trichomanes reniforme (Kidney fern)" and "Abundant in forest of both Islands growing on damp and rotten logs. Fronds nearly transparent when fresh. One fo the nmost beautiful and singular ferns; confined to New Zealand."
View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand including part of a site of the intended town of Nelson View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand including part of a site of the intended town of Nelson
Handcoloured lithograph on paper, mounted on canvas stretcher. View of Nelson town.
Vitex littoralis (Puriri) Vitex littoralis (Puriri)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with flowers and fruit. One brown branching stem is depicted with leaves opposite on petioles. The green leaf blades are large and ovular with pinnate venation. Below the leaves are small branching clusters of flowers. The pink flowers are tubular. Below the flowers are small branching clusters of fruit. The fruit are round red berries on individual stalks. There are leaves and stalks depicted in a green wash.

The painting is titled "Vitex littoralis. (Puriri)" and "A handsome forest tree 50-60 feet high, common along the east coast of the North Island. Flowers pink, berries bright red, ripe berries and flowers appear on the same branch at the same time. Wood extremely hard."
[Portrait of Walter Scott, 1771-1832] [Portrait of Walter Scott, 1771-1832]
Lithograph printed in black ink on rectangular sheet of cream paper, with border margins along top and sides, and wider border margin at the bottom. The print depicts a three quarter length picture of a seated Walter Scott (1771-1832) and dog. He sits with both hands on a cane propped up between his legs. He has short hair. He wears a jacket, waistcoat, shirt and necktie, and pants. The dog has a collar around its neck and sits by Scott’s leg. In the background hills, sky, and a tree are depicted.

The print is titled "SIR [illegible] BAR.T", signed “Painted by J.W. Gordon" and "Engraved by W. Holl”.
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