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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 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.)

Blue-bellied Saw-billed Hummingbird
Plate 1
Trochilus Anais
Blue-bellied Saw-billed Hummingbird
native of Mexico
$55

Trochilus Avocetta (no foliage)
Plate 2 (a)
Trochilus Avocetta
(no foliage in tree)
$55

Avocet Hummingbird
Plate 2 (b)
Trochilus Avocetta
Avocet-billed Hummingbird
(with foliage in tree)
native of Peru
$65

Trochilus Recurvirostris
Plate 3 (a)
Trochilus Recurvirostris
(no foliage in tree)
$55

Trochilus Recurvirostris
Plate 3 (b)
Trochilus Recurvirostris
(with foliage in tree)
$65

Gigantic Hummingbird
Plate 3
Trochilus Gigas
Gigantic Hummingbird
native of Chili [sic]
(Chile)
$65

Nectarinia Splendida (Splendid Hummingbird)
Plate 5
Nectarinia Splendida
(Splendid Hummingbird)
native of W. Africa
$65

Stoke's Hummingbird
Plate 5
Trochilus Stokesii
Stoke's Hummingbird
native of Juan Fernandez
$65

Blue-cheeked Bee-Eater
Plate 7
Blue-cheeked Bee-Eater
$65

Nectarinia Fusca
Plate 8
Nectarinia Fusca
$55

Trochilus Petasphorus
Plate 13
Trochilus Petasphorus
$65

Nectarinia fuliginosa
Plate 14
Nectarinia fuliginosa
$55

Fire-backed Sunbird
Plate 15
Fire-backed Sunbird
$55

Trochilus Scutatus
Plate 14
Trochilus Scutatus
$65

Nectarinia Stangerii
Plate 15
Nectarinia Stangerii
$55

Trochilus Ornatus female
Plate 16
Trochilus Ornatus
female
$65

Wagler's Hummingbird
Plate 16
Trochilus Walerii
Wagler's Hummingbird
native of Brazil
$65

Trochilus Audenetii
Plate 17
Trochilus Audenetii
$65

Nectarinia Pulchella
Plate 18
Nectarinia Pulchella
$65

Viellot's Hummingbird
Plate 18
Trochilus Chalybeus
Viellot's Hummingbird
native of Brazil
$65

Trochilus rivolii
Plate 18
Trochilus rivolii


 

Buffon's Hummingbird
Plate 19
Trochilus Buffonii
Buffon's Hummingbird
native of Brazil
$55

Nectarinia Affinis
Plate 21
Nectarinia Affinis
native of Manilla
$65

Trochilus Cornutus male
Plate 21
Trochilus Cornutus
male
$65

Trochilus Cornutus Female
Plate 22
Trochilus Cornutus
female
$55

Nectarinia Hasseltii
Plate 22
Nectarinia Hasseltii
$55

Dupont's Hummingbird
Plate 26
Trochilus Dupontii
$45
(some foxing)

Trochilus Enicurus
Plate 27
Trochilus Enicurus
$50

Hairy-legged Hummingbird
Plate 29
Trochilus Hirsutus
Hairy-legged Hummingbird
native of Tobago
$55

Nectarinia Adelberti
Plate 30
Nectarinia Adelberti
native of W. Africa
$55

Harlequin Hummingbird
Plate 31
Trochilus Multicolor
Harlequin Hummingbird
Habitat Unknown
$65

Trochilus Gramineus Adult
Plate 32?
Trochilus Gramineus
Adult
$50

Trochilus Gramineus - young
Plate 33
Trochilus Gramineus
Young
$65

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


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