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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.)

Barranband Ring Parrakeet
Plate 1
Palaeornis Barrabandi
Barraband Ring Parrakeet


Alexandrine Ring Parrakeet
Plate 2
Palaeornis Alexandri
Alexandrine Ring Parrakeet
sold

Malacca Ring Parrakeet
Plate 3
Palaeornis Malaccensis
Malacca Ring Parrakeet
$70

Noble Parrot Maccaw
Plate 8
Psittacara Nobilis
Noble Parrot Maccaw
$75

Festive Parrot
Plate 9
Psittacus Festivus
Festive Parrot
$75

Ash-coloured or Grey Parrot
Plate 10
Psittacus Erythacus
Ash-coloured or
Grey Parrot

Swindern's Love Bird
Plate 11
Agapornis Swinerianus
Swindern's Love Bird
$75

Southern Nestor
Plate 12
Nestor Hypolius
Southern Nestor
$60

Tricolour-crested Cockatoo
Plate 13
Plyctolophus Leadbeateri
Tricolour-crested Cockatoo

Lesser sulphur-crested Cockatoo
Plate 14
Plyctolophus Sulphureus
Lesser sulphur-crested Cockatoo
$40
(foxed)

Stellated Geringore
Plate 15
Calyptorynchus Stellatus
Stellated Geringore
$75

Goliah Aratoo
Plate 16
Microglossis Aterrimus
Goliah Aratoo
$60

Dasyptilus
Plate 17
Dasyptilus Pequeth
Dasyptilus
(native of Australia)
$65

Purple-capped Lorry
Plate 18
Lorius Domicellus
Purple-capped Lorry (Lory)
$75

Papuan Lory
Plate 19
Charmosyna Papuensis
Papuan Lory

sold

Varied Lorikeet
Plate 21
Trichoglossus Versicolor
Varied Lorikeet
$75

Orange-winged Lorikeet
Plate 22
Trichoglossus Phyrrhopterus
Orange-winged Lorikeet
Native of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)

Kuhl's Coriphilus
Plate 23
Coriphilus Kuhlii
Kuhl's Coriphilus
$75

Sapphire-crowned Psittacule
Plate 24
Psittaculus Galgulus
Sapphire-crowned Psittacule
$65

Pale-headed Broadtail
Plate 26
Platycercus Palliceps
Pale-headed Broadtail
native of New Holland
(Australia)
$70

Blue-banded Nanodes
Plate 27
Nanodes Venustus
Blue-banded Nanodes


Undulated Nanodes
Plate 28
Nanodes Undulatus
Undulated Nanodes
$65

Ground Parrot of Australia
Plate 29
Pezoporus Formosus
Ground Parrot
(native of New Holland - Australia)
$75

 

Violet Plantain Eater
Plate 19
Violet Plantain Eater
$30

Variegated Plantain Eater
Plate 20
Variegated Plantain Eater
$30

Senegal Touraco
Plate 21
Senegal Touraco
$40

 

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


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