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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.)
Plate 9 Eoplosus armatus
PLATE 9
Eoplosus armatus
(The Armed Enoplossus)
New Holland Seas
$45
Hypothalmus Davalla
PLATE 9
Hypothalmus Davalla
$40
Sea Bream and Axillary Bream
[PLATE 9]
Sea Bream
Axillary Bream
$45
The Torsk, Great Forked Beard
PLATE 9
The Torsk
Great Forked Beard
Argus Pteraclis
PLATE 10
Argus Pteraclis
$40
Plate 10 Diplorion Bifaciatum
PLATE 10
Diplorion Bifaciatum
Indian Scenery
$40
Plate 10 Four-toothed Sparus
PLATE 10
Four toothed Sparus
$40
The Tadpole Fish, Salt water Flounder
PLATE 10
The Tadpole Fish
Salt water Flounder
$45
Back's Grayling
PLATE 11
Back's Grayling
$40
Plate 11 Mackarel Ray's Bream
PLATE 11
The Mackarel
Ray's Bream
$45
Plate XI Sudis Gigas
PLATE XI
Sudis Gigas
$55
(SPECIAL FOLD-OUT PLATE, MEASURING ABOUT 6.375 X 6.5 INCHES, WITH FOLDS AS ISSUED)
Apogon Trimaculatus
PLATE 11
Apogon Trimaculatus
(The Mediterranean)
Island of Vulcano
Plate 12 Cheilodipterus arabicus
PLATE 12
Cheilodipterus arabicus
$40
Edible Lethrynus
PLATE 12
Edible Lethrynus
$40
Osteoglossum akowana
PLATE 12
Osteoglossum akowana
$40
The Sole, The variegated Sole
PLATE 12
The Sole
The Variegated Sole
$45
The Black Fish, The Pilas Fish
PLATE 13
The Black Fish
The Pilas Fish
$40
The Black Fish, The Pilas Fish
PLATE 13
The Black Fish
The Pilas Fish
[Horse Mackerel]
$45
Plate 13 Cornish Sucker Lump Sucker
PLATE 13
The Cornish Sucker
The Lump Sucker
$45
Dark-marked Contrarchus
PLATE 13
Dark-marked Contrarchus
$40
Plate 15 Mailed Peristedion
PLATE 13
Mailed Peristedion
Mediterranean
$35
Ambassis Commersonii
PLATE 14
Ambassis Commersonii
(Cape Leucadia)
$40
Armed Monocentris
PLATE 14
Armed Monocentris
Japanese Seas
$40
Chalceus macrolepidotus
PLATE 14
Chalceus macrolepidotus
$40
The Unctuous Sucker, The Common Remora
PLATE 14
The Unctuous Sucker
The Common Remora
$45
Aspro Vulgaris
PLATE 14
Aspro Vulgaris
(View on the Rhone)
$40
Centrarchus Niger
PLATE ?
Centrarchus Niger
$45
Plate 15 Centrarchus rostratus
PLATE 15
Centrarchus rostratus
Centrarchus ? vittatus
PLATE ?
Centrarchus ? vittatus

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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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