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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 Entomology 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 20 Apoderus longicollis, etc.
Plate 20
Apoderus longicollis, etc.
$35

Plate 26
Plate 26
unidentified

Plate 29 Cassida sexpustulata, etc
Plate 29
Cassida sexpustulata, etc.

Carabus auratus, etc.
Plate 2
Carabus auratus, etc.
$35

Prionus Cervicornis
Plate 23
Prionus Cervicornis
$40

Cicindela aurulenta, etc.
Plate 1
Cicindela aurulenta, etc.
$35

Horia maculata, etc.
Plate 19
Horia maculata, etc.

Calosoma Sycophanta, etc.
Plate 3
Calosoma Sycophanta, etc.
$40

Staphylinus erythrurus, etc.
Plate 5
Staphylinus erythrurus, etc.
$35

Scarabaeus Tityus
Plate 12
Scarabaeus Tityus
male & female

$40

Scarabaeus Hercules, male
Plate 11
Scarabaeus Hercules
male


Scarabaeus macropus, etc.
Plate 14
Scarabaeus macropus, etc.
$40

Phyllium siccifolia
Plate 12
Phyllium siccifolia
native of Asia
$40

Empusa Gongylodes, Empusa lobipes
Plate 10
Empusa Gongylodes
Empusa lobipes

$45

Blatta gigantea, etc.
Plate 7
Blatta gigantea, etc.
$40

Dytiscus dimidiatus, etc.
Plate 4
Dytiscus dimidiatus, etc.
$35

Phryganea grandis, etc.
Plate 30
Phryganea grandis, etc.
$35

Necrophorus Humator, etc.
Plate 9
Necrophorus Humator, etc.

Buprestis chrysis, etc.
Plate 6
Buprestis chrysis, etc.
$35

Sagra Bugetii, male and female
Plate 27
Sagra Bugetii,
male and female

$40

Rutela pulchella, etc.
Plate 15
Rutela pulchella, etc.
$35

Elater noctilucus, etc.
Plate 7 (b)
Elater noctilucus, etc.
$35

Curculio Latreillu, etc.
Plate 22
Curculio Latreillu, etc.
$40

Brentus ancharago, etc.
Plate 21
Brentus ancharago, etc.
$35

Xylocopa Latipes, etc.
Plate 23
Xylocopa Latipes, etc.
$40

Nest of the common humble bumble-bee
Plate 15
Nest of the Common
Humble-Bee (Bumble Bee)
B. Terrestries

Asilus abdominalis, etc.
Plate 35
Asilus abdominalis (New S. Wales)
Acanthomera immanis (Brazil)

$40

Euglossa Surinamensis, etc.
Plate 19
Euglossa Surinamensis, etc.
$40

Trigona amalthea, etc.
Plate 27
Trigona amalthea, etc.
$40

Orange-tailed bee, Moss or Carder bee
Plate 16
Orange-tailed bee,
Moss or Carder bee

$40

Bumble Bees supporting a piece of comb
Plate 8
1. Clerus Apiarius
2. Tinea Mellonella
3. gallery of the larva
4. Humble bees (Bumble Bees) supporting a piece of comb

$40

Locusta Surinama, etc.
Plate 17
1. Locusta Surinama
2. Truxalis conicus
3. Truxalis brasiliensis

$40

Anostostoma Australasiae
Plate 14
Anostostoma Australasiae
New Holland [Australia]
$40

Bumble Bees supporting a piece of comb
Plate 2
[diagrams of insect mouths, parts, etc.]
$15

Bumble Bees supporting a piece of comb
Plate 6
Structure of different classes of cells with the Queen or Royal Cell $25

 
We have many more of "The Naturalist's Library" insects. Sorry, no more bees/wasps.
Please email us if you are looking for a particular plate (latin names are helpful!)
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See also The Naturalist's Library Butterflies and Moths

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