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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 Ichthyology 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.)
Belone Gilianensis
PLATE 1
Belone ? Gilianesnis
$40
Acanthicus Histrix (Fort St. Joaquim in the distance)
PLATE 1
Acanthicus Histrix
(Fort St. Joaquim in the distance)
$35
Plate 2 Labrax Lupus
PLATE 2
Labrax Lupus
Mediterranean
$30
Plate 2 Vendace and Argentine
PLATE 2
The Vendace
The Argentine
$40
Hypostoma Squalinum
PLATE 2
Hypostoma Squalinum
$35
Corvina grunniens
PLATE 2
Corvina grunniens
$30
Short Sun Fish
PLATE 3
Short Sun Fish

[see available print to right]
Short Sun Fish
PLATE 3
Short Sun Fish
$45
The Herring, The Sprat
PLATE 3
The Herring
The Sprat
Lates Nobilis
PLATE 3
Lates Nobilis
$35
Cychla labrina
PLATE 3
Cychla labrina
$35
Red Mullet Long-finned Captain
PLATE 3
Red Mullet
Long-finned Captain
$45
Mailed Gurnard
PLATE 4
Mailed Gurnard
$45
Plate 4 Pilchard and Twait Shad
PLATE 4
The Pilchard
The Twait Shad
Centropomus undecimalis
PLATE 4
Centropomus undecimalis
(View near the Abrothos)
$40
Cychla fasciata
PLATE 4
Cychla fasciata
$40
Armed Bull Head, or Pogge Norway Haddock
PLATE 5
Armed Bull Head, or Pogge Norway Haddock
$45
Cychlas rutilans
PLATE 5
Cychlas rutilans
$40
Lucioperca sandra
PLATE 5
Lucioperca sandra
(Falls of Montmorenci)
$45
New Zealand Gurnard
PLATE 6
New Zealand Gurnard
$40
Pimelodus Insignis
PLATE 6
Pimelodus insignis
$40
Plate 6 The Whiting and Coal Fish
PLATE 6
The Whiting
The Coal Fish
$45
Plate 7 Etelius Carbunculus
PLATE 7
Etelis Carbunculus
(The Ruby-coloured Etelis)

Sechelle Islands
$40
Etelus Carbunculus
PLATE 7
Etelis Carbunculus
Island of Vulcano
$45
The Hake, The Ling Cod
PLATE 7
The Hake, The Ling Cod
$45
Plate 7 Maigre, bearded Umbrina
PLATE 7
The Maigre
The bearded Umbrina
$40
Plate 8 Gilt Head Braize
PLATE 8
Gilt Head
The Braize
$45
Niphon Spinosus
PLATE 8
Niphon Spinosus
$35
The Sea Roche, Five Bearded Rockling
PLATE 8
The Sea Roche
Five Bearded Rockling
$40
Cychla Trifasciata
PLATE 9
Cychla Trifasciata
$50

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We have many more of "The Naturalist's Library" fish, including Sharks, Eels, Rays, Skeletons, etc.
Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises , Seals, Sea Serpents

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