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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 16

Puss Moth
Caterpillar of "
Kentish Glory
Plate 16

Puss Moth
Caterpillar of "
Kentish Glory

$30

Plate 17

Emperor Moth
Caterpillar of "
Oak Egger Moth
Plate 17

Emperor Moth
Caterpillar of "
Oak Egger Moth

$35

Plate 17

Vanessa C. album
Vanessa polychoros
Large Tortoise-shell B.
Plate 17

Vanessa C. album
Vanessa polychoros
Large Tortoise-shell B.

$35

Plate 18

Drinker Moth male & fem
Lappet Moth
Caterpillar of "
Plate 18

Drinker Moth male & fem
Lappet Moth
Caterpillar of "

$35

Plate 19

Arctia Hebe
Plate 19

Arctia Hebe
Spilosoma Arge
Spilosoma Virgo
Caterpillar of "
Chrys. of "

$35

Plate 19

Arctia Hebe
Plate 20

Spilosoma acrea
Caterpillar of "
Chrysalis of "
Arctic Oculattisima

$40

Plate 20 Clouded Buff
Plate 20

Clouded Buff
Cream-spot Tiger Moth
Ruby Tiger Moth

$35

Plate 21 limacodes
Plate 21

Limacodes Cippus & Caterpillar
Ecnomidea pithecium & Cater.

$35

21 Wood Tiger Moth
Plate 21

Wood Tiger Moth
Cinnabar Moth
Crimson Speckled Footman
Caterpillar of "

$35

21 Wood Tiger Moth
Plate 22

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Large Sword-Grass Moth
Caterpillar of "

$35

21 Wood Tiger Moth
Plate 22

Hipparchia Semele
Grayling B.
Hipparchia Megara
Wall Brown B.

$35

22 Limacodes Micilia
Plate 22

Limacodes Micilia
Doratifera vulnerans

$40

23 Arpidea Chorinaea
with Caterpillar & Crysalis21 Wood Tiger Moth
Plate 23

Arpidea Chorinaea
with Caterpillar & Crysalis

$35

 23 April Miselia
Plate 23

April Miselia
Peach-blossom Moth
Buff Arches

$35

23 Hipparchia Galathea
Plate 23

Hipparchia Galathea
Marbled White
Hipparchia Tithone
Hipparchia Aegeria
Speckled Wood

$35

24 deiopeia bella
Plate 24

Deiopeia bella
Cydosia nobilitella New York
Chloridea Rhexia
Alaria/Erastria?/Guarae S. Domingo
Caterpillar of "

$40

24 Herald Moth
Plate 23

Herald Moth
Mottled Orange Moth
Angleshades Moth

$35

24 deiopeia bella
Plate 25

Erebus crepuscularis China
Triphaena materna Bengal

$40

25 Scotch Argus
Plate 25

Hipparchia Ligea
Arran brown
Hipparchia Blandia
Scotch Argus

$35

25 pease blossom moth
Plate 25

Pease-blossom Moth
Gamma Moth
Caterpillar of "
Burnished brass Moth

$35

26 catocalma neogama
Plate 26

Catocalma neogama (America)
" amesia (America)

$35

26 Hipparchia Davus
Plate 26

Hipparchia Davus
Small Ringlet
Hipparchia Polydama
Marsh Ringlet
Hipparchia Pamphilus
Small Heath B.

$35

7 Thecla Betulae
Brown Hair streak6 Hipparchia Davus
Plate 27

Thecla Betulae
Brown Hair streak
Thecla Quercus
Purple Hair streak

$35

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7 brimstone swallow-tail
Plate 27

Brimstone Moth
Swallow-tail Moth
Large Emerald

$35

28 epidesmia tricolor
Plate 28

Epidesmia tricolor
Scopelodes unicolor
Tortris Crameriana

$35

28 hairstreak butterflies
Plate 28

Thecla Pruni Black hair-streak
Thecla W-Album White Letter hair-streak
Thecla Rubie Green hair-streak

$35

28 gooseberry moth
Plate 28

Gooseberry Moth
Caterpillars of "
Mottled Beauty
Cliften Beauty


$35

28 gooseberry moth
Plate 29

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


$35

Plate 30

Dichroma equestralis Cape of Good Hope
Dichroma histrionalis
Dichroma arcualis
Plate 30

Dichroma equestralis Cape of Good Hope
Dichroma histrionalis
Dichroma arcualis

$35

30 dark porcelain moth
Plate 30

The Dark porcelain Moth
Linnareus' Glyphiipterus

White-plumed Moth
Many-plumed Moth

$35

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