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The Naturalist's Library

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

Original hand-coloured engravings over 170 years old
Sheet size: approximately 3.5 x 6.52 inches.

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

These vibrant prints are from the Ornithology 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 actual print.)

Great Cinereous Shrike
Plate 1
Great Cinereous Shrike
$40

African Golden Oriole
Plate 1
African Golden Oriole


Red-throated Piha
Plate 1
Red-throated Piha
$25

White-eyebrowed Longtail
Plate 2
White-eyebrowed Longtail
$35

Grey Piha
Plate 2
Grey Piha
$25

Yellow-White-Eye
Plate 3
Yellow-White-Eye
$35

Rufus-eared Blackcap
Plate 3
Rufus-eared Blackcap
$30

Blackbird and Song Thrush
Plate 3
Blackbird and
Song Thrush
$35

Cuvier's Thick-bill
Plate 4
Cuvier's Thick-bill
Native of America
$35

Rufus-bellied Flycatcher
Plate 4
Rufus-bellied Flycatcher
$35

Senegal White-backed Crow
Plate 5
Senegal White-backed Crow

Cock-tailed Water Chat
Plate 6
Cock-tailed Water Chat
$30

Golden-eared Grackle
Plate 6
Golden-eared Grackle
$40

Tithy's Redstart
Plate 6
Tithy's Redstart
$30

Wheatear
Plate ?
Wheatear

Blue-cheeked Bee Eater
Plate 7
Blue-cheeked Bee Eater

Nightingale
Plate 7
Nightingale
$40

Crested Black Water-chat
Plate 7
Crested Black
Water-chat
$30

White-bodied Grakle
Plate 8
White-bodied Grakle
$35

The Blue Titmouse
Plate 8
The Blue Titmouse

Crimson Nut-cracker
Plate 9
Crimson Nut-cracker


Spectacle or White-winged Water-chat
Plate 9
Spectacle or White-winged Water-chat
$30

Gallus Oeneus
Plate IX
Gallus Oeneus
("the Bronzed Cock")
$45

White-shafted Fan-tail
Plate 10
White-shafted Fan-tail
$35

Grey Wagtail
Plate 10
Grey Wagtail
$35

Black Fan-tail
Plate 11
Black Fan-tail
$35

Broad-tailed Whidah Finch
Plate 11
Broad-tailed
Whidah Finch
$35

Gallus Sonnerati female
Plate XII
Gallus Sonnerati
female
$30

Dishwater Fan-tail
Plate 12
Dishwater Fan-tail
$30

Whiskered Fan-tail
Plate 13
Whiskered Fan-tail
$30

Jay
Plate 13
Jay
$45

Golden Hooded Flycatcher
Plate 14
Golden Hooded Flycatcher
Native of New Ireland
$40

Rose-colored Pastor
Plate 14
Rose-coloured Pastor
$40

Royal Great Crest
Plate 15
Royal Great Crest
$40

Red-collared Bengaly
Plate 15
Red-collared Bengaly
$30

Rufus-crowned Tody
Plate 16
Rufus-crowned Tody

Red-winged Bengaly
Plate 16
Red-winged Bengaly
$35

Goldfinch
Plate 16
Goldfinch

White-bodied Sunbird
Plate 17
White-bodied Sunbird
$35

Yellow-crested Flatbill
Plate 17
Yellow-crested Flatbill
$30

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Pigeons, Birds of Prey, Water Birds, Game Birds
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