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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.)

Aromatic Vinago
Plate 1 (a)
Vinago Aramatica
(less foliage
than plate 1b)
$55

Vinago Aromatica
Plate 1 (b)
Vinago Aramatica
Aromatic Vinago
native of India
(more foliage than
plate 1a)
$55

Vinago Oxyura
Plate 2 (a)
Vinago Oxyura
(less foliage
than plate 2b)
$55

Sharp-tailed Vinago
Plate 2 (b)
Vinago Oxyura
Sharp-tailed Vinago
native of Java
(more foliage
than plate 2b)
$55

Ptilinopus Purpuratus
Plate 3
Ptilinopus Purpuratus
$55

Ptilinopus Monachus
Plate 4
Ptilinopus Monachus
$55

Carophaga Magnifica
Plate 6 (a)
Carophaga Magnifica
(less foliage than 6(b)
$55

Magnificent Fruit Pigeon
Plate 6 (b)
Carophaga Magnifica
Magnificent Fruit Pigeon
native of Australia
(more foliage than 6(a)
$55

Carpophaga Oceanica
Plate 7 (a)
Carpophaga Oceanica
(less foliage than 7(b)
sold

oceanic fruit pigeon
Plate 7 (b)
Carpophaga Oceanica
Oceanic Fruit Pigeon
native of the Caroline Islands
(more foliage than 7(a)
$55

Columba Plasianella
Plate 8
Columba Plasianella
$45

Columba Spadicea
Plate 9
Columba Spadicea
$50

Columba Dilopha
Plate 10 (a)
Columba Dilopha
(less foliage than 10(b)
$55

Double-crested Pigeon of Australia
Plate 10 (b)
Columba Dilopha
Double-crested Pigeon
native of New Holland (Australia)
(more foliage than 10(a)
$55

Columba Oenas
Plate 11 (a)
Columba Oenas
(less foliage than 11(b)
$55

Wood Pigeon of Europe
Plate 11 (b)
Columba Oenas
Wood Pigeon
native of Europe
(more foliage than 11(a)
$55

Wood Pigeon
Plate ?
Wood Pigeon
$35

Columba Livia
Plate 12 (a)
Columba Livia
(less foliage than 12(b)
$55

Wild Rook Pigeon
Plate 12 (b)
Columba Livia
Biset or wild Rook Pigeon
native of all Countries
(more text than 12(a)

Columba Livia var. Laticauda
Plate 13 (a)
Columba Livia var. Laticauda
(less foliage than 13(b)
$55

Broad or Fan-Tailed Shaker
Plate 13 (b)
Columba Livia var. Laticauda
Broad or Fan-Tailed Shaker
(more background detail than 13(a)
$55


Plate 14 (a)
Columba Livia var. Cucullata
(less background detail than 14(b)
$45

Jacobine Pigeon
Plate 14 (b)
Columba Livia var. Cucullata
Jacobine Pigeon
(more background detail than 14(a)
$45

Gutturosa
Plate 15 (a)
Columba Livia var. Gutturosa
(less detailed background than 15(b)
$55

Powter or Cropper Pigeon
Plate 15 (b)
Columba Livia var. Gutturosa
Powter or Cropper Pigeon
(more background detail than 15(a)
$55

Turcica
Plate 16 (a)
Columba Livia var. Turcica
(less detailed background than 16(b)
$55

Turkish or Mawmet Pigeon
Plate 16 (b)
Columba Livia var. Turcica
Turkish or Mawmet Pigeon
(more background detail than 16(a)
$55

Turtur Risorius
Plate 17
Turtur Risorius
$30

Ectopistes Capensis
Plate 20 (a)
Ectopistes Capensis
(less detailed background than 20(b)
$55

Cape Turtle dove
Plate 20 (b)
Ectopistes Capensis
Cape Turtle
(more background detail than 20(a)

Phaps Chalcoptera
Plate 21 (a)
Phaps Chalcoptera
(less detailed background than 21(b)
$55

Bronze-winged Ground Dove of Australia
Plate 21 (b)
Phaps Chalcoptera
Bronze-winged
Ground Dove
native of Australia
(more background detail than 21(a)
$55

Chaempelia Talpicoti
Plate 22
Chaempelia Talpicoti
$30

Red-eyed Pigeon
Plate 22
Red-eyed Pigeon
$40

Syrheptes Pallassii
Plate 23
Syrheptes Pallassii
$45

Tambourine Ground Dove
Plate 23
Peristera Tympanistria
Tambourine Ground Dove
native of S. Africa
$45

Peristera Rufaxilla
Plate 24 (a)
Peristera Rufaxilla
(less detailed background than 24(b)
$50

White-bellied Ground Dove of Jamaica
Plate 24 (b)
Peristera Rufaxilla
White-bellied
Ground Dove
native of Jamaica
(more background detail than 24(a)
$50

Peristrea Cuprea
Plate 25 (a)
Peristera Cuprea
(less detailed background than 25(b)
$50

Copper-coloured Ground Dove
Plate 25 (b)
Peristera Cuprea
Copper-coloured
Ground Dove
native of the West Indies
(more background detail than 25(a)
$50

Peristera Larvata
Plate 26
Peristera Larvata
$35

Geophilus Cyanocephalous
Plate 27
Geophilus Cyanocephalous
$35

Glophilus Carunculatus
Plate 28
Glophilus (Geophilus) Carunculatus
$20

Geophilus Nicobaricus
Plate 29 (a)
Geophilus Nicobaricus
(less detailed background than 29(b)
$55

The Nicobar Ground Pigeon
Plate 29 (b)
Geophilus Nicobaricus
The Nicobar
Ground Pigeon
native of the Island of Nicobar
(more background detail than 29(a)
$55

Lophyrus Coronatus
Plate 30 (a)
Lophyrus Coronatus
(less detailed background than 30(b)
$55

Crowned Goura Pigeon
Plate 30 (b)
Lophyrus Coronatus
Crowned Goura Pigeon
native of Java
(more background detail than 30(a)
$55

   

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


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