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Sir William Jardine (publisher) • Wm. Lizars (principal engraver)
1830s-1840s, London, Edinburgh & Dublin

Original hand-coloured engravings over 170 years old
Sheet size: approximately 3.5 x 6.5 inches.

Wonderful for small walls or intimate spaces. They also make great groupings of 3, 5, or more!

These vibrant prints are from the Entomology volumes of The Naturalist's Library.  Sir William Jardine, who edited the series, commissioned experts throughout Europe to author each of the 40 volumes organized by four major topics — mammals, birds, insects, and fish.  The volumes included over 1300 hand-coloured plates produced from engravings by William Lizars, the eminent Scottish engraver and painter of topographical views.

Sir William Jardine
Sir William Jardine
(1800-1874)

Please click on thumbnails below for a better look at each print.
(The digital watermark on images deters image theft and does not appear on the actual antique print.)

Plate 1, caterpillars of A. Erythrinae, etc.
Plate 1
Caterpillar of A. Erythrina
...of B. Molina
...of B. Nesia
...of B. Netrix

$40

Plate 3 Eterusia tricolor, etc.
Plate 3
Eterusia tricolor
Erasmia pulchella
Amesia sanguflua

Plate 5 Papilio Ascanius
Plate [4]
Heleona fenestrata
Anthomyza Teresia

$40

Plate 5 Papilio Ascanius
Plate 5
Papilio Ascanius
" Paris

$35

Plate 5 
Metopsilus Tersa
Sphinx Chionanthi
Plate 5
Metopsilus Tersa
Sphinx Chionanthi

$35

Plate 6 Caterpillar of Metopsilus Tersa
Plate 6
Caterpillar of Metopsilus Tersa
...of Sphinx Chionantha
...of Sphinx Gaurae

$35

Plate 7 Philampelus vitis
Plate 7
Philampelus Vitis
$40

Plate 7 
Heptolus lignivora
Caterpillal of "
Zeuzera minea
Plate 7
Heptolus lignivora
Caterpillal of "
Zeuzera minea

$25

Plate 9 
Metamorphoses of Oiketicus Kirbyi
Cryptothelos Macleayi
Plate 9
Metamorphoses of Oiketicus Kirbyi
Cryptothelos Macleayi

$20

Plate 10 
Metamorphoses of Cryptophasa irroratra
Plate 10
Metamorphoses of Cryptophasa irroratra
$25

Plate 11 
Elephant Hawk
Small Elephant Hawk moth
Caterpillar of "
Plate 11
Elephant Hawk
Small Elephant Hawk moth
Caterpillar of "

$30

Plate ? Metamorphoses of Saturnia Prometheus
Plate [12]
Metamorphoses of
Saturnia Prometheus

$40

Plate 13 
Bee Clear-wing
Breeze Clear-wing
Blach & white horned Clear-wing
Ruby fly Clear-wing
Plate 13
Bee Clear-wing
Breeze Clear-wing
Black & white horned Clear-wing
Ruby fly Clear-wing

$25

Saturnia Isis
Plate [13]
Saturnia Isis
$35

Plate 14 Saturnia Cynthia, Mylitta
Plate 14
Saturnia Cynthia
" Mylitta

$35

Plate 14 
Argynnis Paphia
Melitaea Cinxia
Silver Washed Fritillary
Glanville Fritillary
Plate 14
Argynnis Paphia
Melitaea Cinxia
Silver Washed Fritillary
Glanville Fritillary

$30

Plate 15 Caterpilla of Cynthia, etc
Plate 15
Caterpillar of S. Cynthia
...of S. Mylitta
Pedunculated cocoon of the latter

$40

Plate 16 
Puss Moth
Caterpillar of "
Kentish Glory
Plate 16
Puss Moth
Caterpillar of "
Kentish Glory

$30

Plate ? Saturnia Maia, etc.
Plate [16]
Saturnia Maia
Aglia Io.

$40

Ceratocampa imperialis, etc.
Plate [17]
Ceratocampa imperialis
Harpyia Bansiae &
Caterpillar

$40

Plate 18- Dorycampa regalis
Plate 18
Dorycampa regalis
$35

Plate 19 
Arctia Hebe
Spilosoma Arge
" Virgo
Chrys. of "
Plate 19
Arctia Hebe
Spilosoma Arge
" Virgo
Chrys. of "

$35

Plate 19 
Black Arches, male & fem.
Scarlet Tiger Moth
Var. of "
Plate 19
Black Arches, male & fem.
Scarlet Tiger Moth
Var. of "

$35

spilosoma acrea, etc
Plate 20
Spilosoma acrea
Cater. of do.
Chrysalis of do.
Arctia Oculatissima

$35

Plate 20 
Catagramma Condomanus
" Pyramus
[Brazil]
Plate 20
Catagramma Condomanus
" Pyramus
[Brazil]

$35

Plate 21 
Limacodes Cippus & Caterpillar
Ecnomidea pithecium & Cater.
Plate 21
Limacodes Cippus & Caterpillar
Ecnomidea pithecium & Cater.

$30

Plate 22 Limacodes Micilia, etc.
Plate 22
Limacodes Micilia
Doratifera vulnerans
$40

Plate 22 
Fulgora latermaria Surinam
" Castresii Mexico
Plate 22
Fulgora latermaria Surinam
" Castresii Mexico

$35

Plate 23 Fulgora candelaria
Plate 23
Fulgora candelaria
" maculata

$35

Plate 24 Deopeia bella, etc.
Plate 24
Deiopeia bella
Cydosia nobilitella
Chloridea Rhexia
Alaria Gaurae
Caterpillar of Do.

$40

Plate 24 
Herald Moth
Mottled Orange Moth
Angleshades Moth
Plate 24
Herald Moth
Mottled Orange Moth
Angleshades Moth

$30

Plate 25 Erebus crepuscularis Triphaena materna
Plate 25
Erebus crepuscularis
Triphaena materna

$35

Plate 25 (B) Hypercampa Sybaris, etc.
Plate 25 (b)
Hypercampa Sybaris
Callimopha Helcita
" Phileta

$35

Plate 26
Clifden Nonpareil
Red Underwing
Plate 26
Clifden Nonpareil
Red Underwing

$35

Plate 26
Catochala neogama
" amesia
Plate 26
Catochala neogama
" amesia
$35

Plate 27 Angerona prunaria
Plate 27
Angerona prunaria
" ?

$30

Plate 27
Brimstone Moth
Swallow-tail Moth
Large Emerald
Plate 27
Brimstone Moth
Swallow-tail Moth
Large Emerald

$30

Plate 27 (b) Polyommatus Venus
Plate 27 (b)
Polyommatus Venus
" Achaeus
(fom Surinam)

$40

Plate 29 Assthenia podaliriaria
Plate 29
Asthenia podaliriaria
Macrotes netrix
Venilia Sospita
Eumelia Rosalia

$35

Plate 29
Beautiful China-mark
Green Silver-lines
Caterpillar of "
Scarce Silver-lines
Plate 29
Beautiful China-mark
Green Silver-lines
Caterpillar of "
Scarce Silver-lines

$30

Plate 30
Dichroma equestratis
" histrionalis
" arcualis
Plate 30
Dichroma equestratis
" histrionalis
" arcualis

$30

See also The Naturalist's Library Butterflies


See also The Naturalist's Library Butterflies

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