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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, 5, or more!

These vibrant prints are from the Ornithology 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.)

The Common Partridge
Plate 1
Perdix Cinera
The Common Partridge
$45

The Mountain Partridge
Plate 2
Perdix Montana
The Mountain Partridge

Rock Ptarmigan
Plate 2
The Rock Ptarmigan
$40

Little Bustard
Plate 3
The Little Bustard
$40

Meleagris Ocellata
Plate III
Meleagris Ocellata
$55

Painted Partridge
Plate III
Perdix Picta
The Painted Partridge
$35

Rock Partridge
Plate 4
Perdix Petrona
The Rock Partridge
$30

Chukar Partridge
Plate V
Perdix Chukar
The Chukar Partridge
$30

The Common Francolin of Europe
Plate VI
Perdix Francolinus
The Common Francolin
$20

Sanguine Partridge
Plate VII
Francolinus Cruentatus
The Sanguine Partridge

Sanguine Partridge
Plate VII
Francolinus Cruentatus
The Sanguine Partridge
Native of Nepual [sic]
$35

Polyplectron Chalcurum
Plate 7
Polyplectron Chalcurum
$35

Coturnix Textilis Coromandel Quail
Plate 8
Coturnix Textilis
$30

Gallus Oenis The Bronzed Cock
Plate 8
Gallus Oeneus
The Bronzed Cock

Attagis Latreillii
Plate IX
Attagis Latreillii
$30

Ortyx Borealis The Virginian Quail
Plate 10
Ortyx Borealis
The Virginian Quail
$40

Woodcock
Plate 11
The Woodcock
$35

Gallus Sonnerati female
Plate XII
Gallus Sonnerati
female


Ortyx Macroura Long-tailed Ortyx
Plate XII
Ortyx Macroura
Long-tailed Ortyx
$35

Tetrao Urogallus The Wood Grouse
Plate 15
Tetrao Urogallus
The Wood Grouse
$40

Phasianus Versicolor
Plate XV
Phasianus Versicolor
female
$40

Canadian Grouse
Plate XV
Tetrao Canadensis
The Canadian Grouse
$40

The Sharp-tailed Grouse
Plate XVI
Tetrao Phasionellus
[The Sharp-tailed Grouse]

The Sharp-tailed Grouse
Plate XVI
Tetrao Phasionellus
[The Sharp-tailed Grouse]

Cock of the Plains
Plate 17
Centrocercus Urophasianus
Cock of the Plains
$45

The Golden Pheasant
Plate 18
Phasianus Pictus
The Golden Pheasant


Silver Pheasant
Plate 18
Phasianus Nycthermus
The Silver Pheasant
$45

The Red Grouse
Plate XVIII
Lagopus Scoticus
The Red Grouse
$40

Euplocomus Ignitus
Plate 19
Euplocomus Ignitus
(male)
$45

Euplocomus Ignitus
Plate 20
Euplocomus Ignitus
(female)
$40

Common Ptarmigan Winter Plumage
Plate XIX
Lagopus Mutus
Common Ptarmigan Winter Plumage
$40

Lagopus Mutus Spring and Summer Plumage
Plate 20
Lagopus Mutus
Common Ptarmigan Spring and Summer Plumage
$40

Euplocomus Purchrasia
Plate 21
Euplocomus Purchrasia
$45

Lyrurus Tetrix male
Plate XXI
Lyrurus Tetrix
The Common Black Grouse (male)
$40

Common black grouse female
Plate XXII
Lyrurus Tetrix
The Common Black Grouse (female)
$40

Three-banded Sandgrouse
Plate 23
Three-banded Sandgrouse (female)
$40

Lophophorus Impeyanus
Plate 23
Lophophorus Impeyanus
female
$35

Banded Sand Grouse female
Plate 24
Pterocles Arenarius
The Banded Sand Grouse (female)
$45

Banded Sand Grouse male
Plate 25
Pterocles Arenarius
The Banded Sand Grouse (male)
$45

Horned Tragopan
Plate 24
Tragopan Satyrus
Horned Tragopan

Pallas's Sand Grouse
Plate 25
Nyeheptes Pallanssii
Pallas's Sand Grouse
$40

Hasting's Tragopan
Plate 26
Tragopan Hastingii
(Hasting's Tragopan)
female
$30

Cryptonix coronatus
Plate 26
Cryptonix coronatus
$45

White-spotted Ortygis
Plate XXVII
Ortygis Meiffrenii
White-spotted Ortygis
$35

Black-necked Ortygis
Plate 28
Ortygis
Black-necked Ortygis
$35

Numida Cristata (The crested Guinea Fowl)
Plate 28
Numida Cristata
(The crested
Guinea Fowl)
Native of the Great Namaguas Country

The Gauzu
Plate 29
Crypturus Rufescens
The Gauzu
$35

The Tataupa
Plate 29
Crypturus Tataupa
The Tataupa
$30

We have many more of "The Naturalist's Library" birds, including Hummingbirds, Parrots,
Pigeons, Birds of Prey
, Water Birds, Game Birds (this page), General/Song Birds


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