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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature
by Oliver Goldsmith
published by A. Fullarton
(1850) and Blackie and Son (1862)

Original hand-coloured engravings over 150 years old
Sheet size: approx. 6¼ x 9¼ inches.

(for the Birds from A History of Earth and Animated Nature, click here)

These copper-plate engravings are from Oliver Goldsmith's (1728-1774) A History of the Earth and Animated Nature.  The first edition (in eight volumes) appeared in London in 1774. The work sought to draw together virtually all that was known about the planet earth, its plants and animals, and even its human inhabitants described from a biological perspective.  Goldsmith had intended to translate Pliny's Natural History, but after reading Buffon, he decided that "the best imitation of the ancients was to write from our own feelings and to imitate nature."  Goldsmith's Animated Nature went through over twenty editions into the Victorian era and served as a popular source of information about the natural world.
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THE PLATES BELOW ARE FROM THE 1850 FULLARTON EDITION (scroll down for 1862 plates)
(foxing present on some plates, please click on thumbnail for enlarged view)


Plate II

1. Addax Antelope 2. Sable Antelope

$45


Plate III

1. Chaema Baboon 2. Dog-faced Baboon

$55


Plate III

1. Kangaroo Beetle 2. Atlas Beetle 3. Peruvian Beetle 4. Goliath Beetle 5. Hieroglyphic Beetle 6. Golden Beetle

Boars
Plate VI

1. Babyroussa 2. Chinese Hog 3. White-lipped Hog 4. Collared Hog

$45

Boars
Plate VI*
(*with habitat added—
note color differences from plate VI)


1. Babyroussa 2. Chinese Hog 3. White-lipped Hog 4. Collared Hog

$50


Plate VII

1. Ass-eared Jerboa 2. Broad-tailed Jerboa 3. Flat-tailed Jerboa

$45


Plate VII*
(*with habitat added—
note color differences from plate VII)


1. Ass-eared Jerboa 2. Broad-tailed Jerboa 3. Flat-tailed Jerboa

$50


Plate VIII

1. Leopard 2. Neuwied Cat 3. Clouded Tiger 4. Ocelot 5. Sumatra Cat

$60


Plate IX

1. Tiger 2. Puma 3. African Lion 4. Lioness and Cubs

$65


Plate X

1. Long-tailed Deer 2. Virginian Deer 3. Fallow Deer


Plate XII

1. Cape Jackall 2. American Grey Wolf

$40


Plate XII*
(*with habitat added—
note color differences from plate XI)


1. Cape Jackall 2. American Grey Wolf

$50


Plate XV

1. Common Zebu (Male) 2. Common Zebu (Female) 3. Small Zebu

$45


Plate XVI

1. Royal Howler 2. Golden-tailed Howler

$50


Plate XVII

1. American Black Squirrel 2. Grey Squirrel 3. Chickaree Squirrel

$45


Plate XXVII

1. Crocodile of the Nile 2. Ornamented Tupinambis 3. Dragon Lizard 4. Common Guana [Iguana]

$55


Plate XXXIII

1. Anableps Surinamensis 2. Zeus Insidiator 3. Gymnetrus Hawkenii 4. Raia Marginata 5. Chimaera Monstrosa

$50


Plate XXXV

1. Fire-footed Squirrel 2. Hottentot Squirrel

$45


Plate XXXV*
(*with habitat added—
note color differences from plate XXXV)


1. Fire-footed Squirrel 2. Hottentot Squirrel

$40


Plate XLIII

1. Viengua of Peru 2. Argall or Big Horn

$45


Plate XLIII*
(*with habitat added—
note color differences from plate XLIII)


1. Viengua of Peru 2. Argall or Big Horn

$45


Plate XLVI

1, 2. Ermine (Winter) 3. Hardwick's Weasel 4. Java Ferret

$50


Plate XLVIII

1. Race Horse 2. Cart Horse

$50


Plate LI

1. Silky Tenrec 2. Half-spined Tenrec 3. Prickly Tenrec 4. White-fronted Hedgehog 5. Common Hedgehog


Plate LI*
(*with habitat added—
note color differences from plate LI)


1. Silky Tenrec 2. Half-spined Tenrec 3. Prickly Tenrec 4. White-fronted Hedgehog 5. Common Hedgehog

$55


Plate LII

1. Rapouna Couscoos 2. Cook's Couscoos

$45


Plate LII*
(*with habitat added—
note color differences from plate LII)


1. Rapouna Couscoos 2. Cook's Couscoos

$50


Plate LIII

1. Black Howler, Female and Young 2. Black Howler, Male 3. Ursine Howler

$50


Plate LIII*
(*with habitat added—
note color differences from plate LIII)


1. Black Howler, Female and Young 2. Black Howler, Male 3. Ursine Howler

$55


Plate LVII

1. Black Bear of America 2. Brown Bear of Europe 3. Polar Bear

$60


Plate LVIII

Dziggtai

$50


Plate LXII

1. Zibet 2. Fossane 3. Malacca Genet

$45


Plate LXII*
(*with slightly altered habitat—
note color differences from plate LXII)


1. Zibet 2. Fossane 3. Malacca Genet

$45

Dogs
Plate LXIII

[no title, dogs]

$45


Plate LXV

Tonga Rousette [bat]

$50


Plate LXV*
(*with habitat added—
note color differences from plate LXV)


Tonga Rousette [bat]

$55


Plate LXVIII

1. Little Galago 2. Podje Tarsier 3. Senegal Galago

$45


Plate LXVIII*
(*with habitat added— note subtle color differences from plate LXVIII)

1. Little Galago 2. Podje Tarsier 3. Senegal Galago

$40


Plate LXX

1. Swarthy Tendrae 2. Long-eared Hedgehog 3. Armed Tenrec

$45


Plate LXXII

1. Weasel 2. Ermine (Winter) 3. Pine Martin 4. Vison

$45


Plate LXXII*
(*with habitat added— note color differences from plate LXXII)

1. Weasel 2. Ermine (Winter) 3. Pine Martin 4. Vison

$50

Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith
(Engraved by S. Freeman from a painting
by Sir Joshua Reynolds)


$15

THE PLATES BELOW ARE FROM THE 1862 BLACKIE AND SON EDITION
(foxing present on some plates, please click on thumbnail for enlarged view)
(for the Birds from A History of Earth and Animated Nature, click here)

Antelopes
Plate 36

Antelopes
1. Laddax 2. Koodoo 3. Pallah 4. Kevel Gazelle 5. Springbock 6. Salt's Antelope 7. Takhaitze's Nyl Ghau

$45

Wild Boars
Plate 38

1. Wild Boar 2. Collared Peccary 3. Chinese Sow 4. Captbara 5. Babyroussa

$45

Squirrels
Plate 41

1. American Black Squirrel 2. Ariel Petaurus 3. Squirrel-like Petaurus 4. Lesser American Flying Squirrel 5, 6. Grey Squirrel 7. Common British Squirrel 8. Common Ground Squirrel 9. Agiump Squirrel

$45

Wolves, Dogs
Plate 40

1. European Wolf 2. Black Wolf of N. America 3. St. Bernard's Mastiff 4. Highland Grey Hound 5. Great Dog of Nepaul

$55

Monkeys
Plate 43

1. Red Orang-Outang 2. Diana Monkey 3. Guereza Monkey 4. Varied Monkey 5. Collared White-eyelid Monkey 6. Green Monkey

$55

Kangaroos
Plate 44

1. Lord Derby's Kangaroo 2. Aroe Kangaroo 3. Parry's Kangaroo 4. Woolly Kangaroo 5. Brush tailed Kangaroo 6. Rat-tailed Hypsiprymnus 7. Rabbit-eared Perameles

$50

Bears
Plate 48

1. Grisly [Grizzly] Bear 2. European Brown Bear 3. American Black Bear 4. Polar Bear

$55

Salmon, fish
Plate 65

1. Salmon 2. Gilse or Young Salmon 3. Salmon Trout 4. Great Lake Trout 5,6. Lake Trout 7. River Trout 8. Parr

sold

Snakes
Plate 68

1. Anaconda 2. Pedda Poda 3. Port Natal Python 4. Rattlesnake 5. Rattlesnake Black Variety 6. Cobra de Capello


Geological Map of Europe
Plate XL

Geological Map of Europe

$20

Geology
Plate XLVIII

Geology

$20

Natural Scenery and Phenomena
Plate ?

Natural Scenery and Phenomena

$20

Man
Plate LXXIV

Man

$15

Microscopic Objects
Plate XC

Microscopic Objects

$15

Microscopic Objects
Plate XCI

Microscopic Objects

$15

(for the Birds from A History of Earth and Animated Nature, click here)

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