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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 6.5 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.

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.)
(Note: in the 19th century what we now call Hawks, were often named Buzzards)

Cuckoo Falcon
Plate 1
Cuckoo Falcon
$35

Egyptian Vulture
Plate 1
Neophron
(Egyptian Vulture)
$25

Rufous necked falcon
Plate 2
Rufous necked falcon
$35

Jer Falcon
Plate 3
Jer Falcon
Adult and Young
$35

Grey Falcon
Plate 3
Grey Falcon
$35

Black-chinned Gosshawk (Goshawk)
Plate 4
Black-chinned Gosshawk (Goshawk)


Hobby
Plate 5
Hobby
$35

The Merlin
Plate 6
The Merlin
$35

Orange-legged Falcon
Plate 7
Orange-legged Falcon
$35

Sparrow Hawk male and female
Plate 9
Sparrow Hawk male and female


Gos Hawk (Goshawk)
Plate 10
Gos Hawk (Goshawk)
$35

Raven
Plate 12
Raven

Swallow-tailed Nauclerus
Plate 15
Swallow-tailed Nauclerus
$35

Rough-legged Hawk
Plate 17
Rough-legged Buzzard (Hawk)
$45

Linneated Cuckoo
Plate 18
Linneated Cuckoo
$35

Common Buzzard (Hawk)
Plate 18
Common Buzzard (Hawk)


Honey Buzzard (Hawk)
Plate 19
Honey Buzzard (Hawk)
$45

Crested Spizaetus
Plate 21
Crested Spizaetus


Hen Harrier and Ringtail
Plate 22
Hen Harrier and Ringtail
$35

Ash-coloured Harrier
Plate 23
Ash-coloured Harrier
$35

Marsh Harrier
Plate 24
Marsh Harrier
$35

 

Harrier and Owl Eggs
Plate 25
1. Marsh Harrier
2. Hen Harrier
3. Tawny Owl
4. Short-eared Owl
$35

 

We have many more of "The Naturalist's Library" birds, including Hummingbirds, Parrots,
Pigeons, Birds of Prey
(this page), Water Birds, Game Birds, General/Song Birds


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