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The Naturalist's Library

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 actual print.)

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

$35

Plate 27 Angerona prunaria
Plate 27
Angerona prunaria
" ?

$30

Plate 18- Dorycampa regalis
Plate 18
Dorycampa regalis
$35

Plate 23 Fulgora candelaria
Plate 23
Fulgora candelaria
" maculata

$35

Plate 5 Papilio Ascanius
Plate 5
Papilio Ascanius
" Paris

$35

Saturnia Isis
Plate ?
Saturnia Isis
$35

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

$35

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

$40

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

$35

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

$35

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

$35

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

$35

Ceratocampa imperialis, etc.
Plate ?
Ceratocampa imperialis
Harpyia Bansiae &
Caterpillar

$40

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

$40

Plate ? Saturnia Maia, etc.
Plate ?
Saturnia Maia
Aglia Io.

$40

Plate ? Metamorphoses of Saturnia Prometheus
Plate ?
Metamorphoses of
Saturnia Prometheus

$40

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

Plate 7 Philampelus vitis
Plate 7
Philampelus Vitis
$40

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

$35

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

$40

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

$40


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