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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

Grizzled Skipper
Dingy Skipper 
Chequered Skipper
Small Skipper
Plate 1

Grizzled Skipper
Dingy Skipper
Chequered Skipper
Small Skipper

$30

Plate 1

Caterpillar of A. Erythrinae
" of B. Molian
" of B. Nesta
" of B. Netrix
Plate 1

Caterpillar of A. Erythrinae
" of B. Molian
" of B. Nesta

" of B. Netrix

$35

Plate 2

Large Skipper
Pearl Skipper
Green Forester
Six-spotted Burnet Moth
Five-spotted Burnet Moth
Plate 2

Large Skipper
Pearl Skipper
Green Forester
Six-spotted Burnet Moth
Five-spotted Burnet Moth

$35

Plate 3

Eyed Hawk-moth
Poplar Hawk-moth
Caterpillar of Poplar Hawk-moth
Plate 3

Eyed Hawk-moth
Poplar Hawk-moth
Caterpillar of Poplar Hawk-moth

$35

Plate 3

[no printed descriptions of caterpillars and cocoons]
Plate 4

[no printed descriptions of caterpillars and cocoons]

$35

Plate 4

Lime Hawk-moth
Privet Hawk-moth
Caterpillar of Privet Hawk-moth
Plate 4

Lime Hawk-moth
Privet Hawk-moth
Caterpillar of Privet Hawk-moth

$35

Plate 5

Deaths Head Hawk-moth

[faint dog-ear crease upper right corner]
Plate 5

Deaths Head Hawk-moth

[faint dog-ear crease upper right corner]

$35

Plate 5

Metopsilus Tersas (America)
Sphinx Chionanthi (America)
Plate 5

Metopsilus Tersas (America)
Sphinx Chionanthi (America)

$35

Plate 6

Caterpillar of Metopsilus Tersas (America)
" Sphinx Chionanthi (America) 
" Sphinx Guarae (America)
Plate 6

Caterpillar of Metopsilus Tersas (America)
" Sphinx Chionanthi (America)
" Sphinx Guarae (America)

$35

Plate 7

Pine Hawk moth
Madder Hawk moth
Plate 7

Pine Hawk moth
Madder Hawk moth

$30

7 Philampelus Vitis
Plate 7

Philampelus Vitis

$35

Plate 8

Pontia Chariclea Male
Pontia Metra Male
Pontia Sabellicae Female
Early White Cabbage B.
Howards White
Dusky-veined White
Plate 8

Pontia Chariclea Male
Pontia Metra Male
Pontia Sabellicae Female
Early White Cabbage B.
Howards White
Dusky-veined White

$35

Plate 8

Pontia Chariclea Male
Pontia Metra Male
Pontia Sabellicae Female
Early White Cabbage B.
Howards White
Dusky-veined White
Plate 8

Spotted Elephant Hawk Moth

$35

Plate 8

Callidryus Eubule with Cater. & Chrysalis Brazil
Terias Mexicana Mexico
Plate 8

Callidryus Eubule with Cater. & Chrysalis (Brazil)
Terias Mexicana (Mexico
)

$35

Plate 8

Heptolus lignivora (New South Wales)
Caterpillar of Heptolus lignivora (New South Wales)
Zeuzera minea (Bengal)
Plate 8

Heptolus lignivora (New South Wales)
Caterpillar of
Heptolus lignivora (New South Wales)
Zeuzera minea (Bengal)

$35

Plate 9 Deaths-head Hawkmoth
Plate 9

Deaths-head Hawkmoth

$35

9 Oleander Hawkmoth Caterpillar and Cocoon
Plate 9

Oleander Hawk moth and Caterpillar

$35

Plate 9

Metamorphoses of Oiketicus Kirbyi
Cryptothelea Macleayi
Plate 9

Metamorphoses of Oiketicus Kirbyi
Cryptothelea Macleayi

$25

10 Sharp-winged Hawk Moth
Plate 10

Sharp-winged Hawk Moth

$35

Plate 10

Metamorphoses of Cryptophasa irrorata
Plate 10

Metamorphoses of Cryptophasa irrorata

$35

Plate 11 Hyalophira Cecropia
Plate 11

Hyalophira Cecropia (New York)

$45

larger folding plate, measuring about 8.25 x 6.5 inches with folds, as issued

Plate 11

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

Elephant Hawk-moth
Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Caterpillar of Small Elephant Hawk-moth

$30

Plate 12

Humming-bird Hawk moth
Caterpillar of "
Broad-bordered Hawk moth
Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk moth
Plate 12

Humming-bird Hawk moth
Caterpillar of "
Broad-bordered Hawk moth
Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk moth

$30

Plate 13

Bee Clear wing
Black and White horned Clear wing 
Breeze Clear wing
Ruby fly Clear wing
Plate 13

Bee Clear wing
Black and White horned Clear wing
Breeze Clear wing
Ruby fly Clear wing

$30

14 Saturnia Cynthia
Plate 14

Saturnia Cynthia
Saturnia Mylitta

$40

Plate 14

Orange Swift
Goat Moth
Caterpillar of "
Plate 14

Orange Swift
Goat Moth
Caterpillar of "

$35

Plate 15

Wood Leopard Moth
Caterpillar of "
Buff Tip Moth
Plate 15

Wood Leopard Moth
Caterpillar of "
Buff Tip Moth

$35

Plate 15

Caterpillar of Saturnia Cynthia (Bengal)
Caterpillar of Saturnia Mylitta (Bengal)
Pedunculated cocoon of the latter
Plate 15

Caterpillar of Saturnia Cynthia (Bengal)
Caterpillar of Saturnia Mylitta
(Bengal)
Pedunculated cocoon of the latter

$35

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