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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.)
Grammistes Orientalis
PLATE 16
Grammistes Orientalis
(Madras)
$35
Serrasalmo Piranha
PLATE 16
Serrasalmo Piranha
$50
Serrasalmo Punctatus
PLATE 16(?)
Serrasalmo Punctatus
Native of the Essequibo, Guiana
$45
Pometus Fasciatus
PLATE 17
Pometus Fasciatus
$40
Radiated Weaver
PLATE 17
Radiated Weaver
$40
Thick-lipped Grey Mullet, Sand Smelt
PLATE 17
Thick-lipped Grey Mullet
Sand Smelt
$40
Serranus Phaeton
PLATE 19
Serranus Phaeton
$40
Wolf Fish
PLATE 19
Wolf Fish
Myletes Pacu
PLATE 19
Myletes Pacu
$40
Plate 20 Port Pranlin Balistes (New Ireland)
PLATE 20
Port Pranlin Balistes
(New Ireland)
$40
Serranus Altivelis
PLATE 20
Serranus Altivelis
$40
European Pile fish
PLATE 21
European Pile fish
$45
Fishing Frog
PLATE 21
Fishing Frog
plectropoma leopardinus
PLATE 21
Plectropoma leopardinus
Indian Seas
$35
Four-horned Aspidophorus
PLATE 22
Four-horned Aspidophorus
Native of Kamtschatka
$40
Northern Chimaera
PLATE 22
Northern Chimaera
(Chimera)
Plectropoma Puella
PLATE 22(?)
Plectropoma Puella
$40
Diacope rivulata
PLATE 23
Diacope rivulata
$40
Xiphostoma ocellatum
PLATE 23
Xiphostoma ocellatum
$40
The common carp and The Barbel
PLATE 24
Common carp
The Barbel
$40
Plate 24 Mesoprion Uninotatus
PLATE 24
Mesoprion Uninotatus
$40
Silurnus Parkeri
PLATE 24
Silurnus Parkeri
$40
Blunt-toothed Curimata
[PLATE 25]
Blunt-toothed Curimata
$40
Plate 25 Gudgon and Tench
PLATE 25
Gudgon
Tench
$40
Hydrocyon ? Armatus
PLATE 25[a]
Hydrocyon ? Armatus
$45
Hydrocyon ? Armatus
PLATE 25[b]
Hydrocyon ? Armatus
$40
Acerina vulgaris
PLATE 26
Acerina vulgaris
Cape Bream, Roach
PLATE 26
Carp Bream, Roach
Plate 26 Cychla monoculus
PLATE 26
Cychla monoculus
$45
Schizodon fasciatus
PLATE 26
Schizodon fasciatus
$40
Cychla Orinocencis
PLATE 27
Cychla Orinocencis
$45
The Loach, The Groundling
PLATE 27
The Loach
The Groundling
$35
Centropristes nigricanus
PLATE 28
Centropristes nigricanus
$40
Prochilodus rubro-taeniatus
PLATE 28
Prochilodus rubro-taeniatus
$40
The Angel Fish
PLATE 29
The Angel Fish
$40
Rypticus Arenatus
PLATE 30
Rypticus Arenatus
(Andes)
$40
Unarmed Eremophilus, Pimelodus of the Volcanos
PLATE 30
Unarmed Eremophilus
Pimelodus of the Volcanos
$35
Long-beaked Chelmon
PLATE 31
Long-beaked Chelmon
Indian Ocean
$40
The Guavina of Tacarigua
PLATE ?
The Guavina of Tacarigua
$40
Erythrinus Macrodon
PLATE ?
Erythrinus Macrodon
$45
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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