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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 Ichthyology 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 Blue Shark
Plate 27

The Blue Shark

$45

Hammer Head Shark, Tope
Plate 24

The Hammer Headed Shark
Common Tope


$45

Smooth Hound, Porbeagle
Plate 25

The Smooth Hound Shark
The Porbeagle


$45

Black-mouthed dog fish
Plate 23

The Black-mouthed Dog Fish

$40

Fox Shark, Picked Dog Fish
Plate 27 (b)

The Fox Shark
The Picked Dog Fish


$45

Spinous Shark
Plate 28

The Spinous Shark

$40

Old British Torpedo (Ray)
Plate 30

The Old British Torpedo (Ray)

$40

The Many Spined Trygon
Plate 20

The Many Spined Trygon (Ray)

$45

Trygon stroglyopterus
Plate 22

Trygon stroglyopterus

$40

Galvani's Torpedo (Ray)
Plate 26

Galvani's Torpedo (Ray)

$40

The Starry Ray, The Sting Ray
Plate 31

The Starry Ray
The Sting Ray


$55

Trygon garrapa
Plate 21

Trygon garrapa (Ray)

$40

Halgan's Spine-tailed Ray
Plate 5

Halgan's Spine-tailed Ray
Coast of New Ireland


$45

Elipesurus spinicauda
Plate 25

Elipesurus spinicauda

$40

The Murana
Plate 16 ?

The Murana

$45

The Sand Eel, The Great Piper Fish
Plate 18

The Sand Eel
The Great Piper Fish


$45

Silvery Hair Tail, Scabbard Fish
Plate 15 (b)

Silvery Hair Tail
Scabbard Fish


$45

Sharp-nosed, Conger eels
Plate 15

The Sharp-nosed Eel
The Conger Eel


$45

The Lamprey (eel), The Pride
Plate 33

The Lamprey (Eel)
The Pride


$40

Glutinous Hag, Lancelet
Plate 34

The Glutinous Hag
The Lancelet


$40

Gymnotus fasciatus
Plate 19

Gymnotus fasciatus

$40

Gymnotus electricus (The Electric Eel)
Plate 18

Gymnotus electricus
(The Electric Eel)


$45

Hawkin's Gymnetrus, Red Band Fish
Plate 16

Hawkin's Gymnetrus
Red Band Fish


The Beardless Ophidium
Plate 17

The Beardless Ophidium

$35

Skeleton of the Common Perch
Plate 32

Skeleton of the Common Perch

$25

Muscles of the Common Perch
Plate 31

Muscles of the Common Perch

$25

Dorsal Spine of Silurida
Plate 10

Dorsal Spine of Silurida

$15

Lates Gracilis, Agass
Plate 33

Lates Gracilis, Agass

$35

various Fishing Spears
Plate 30

[various fishing spears]

$40

Cyclopoma Spinosum, Agass
Plate 34

Cyclopoma Spinosum, Agass

$35

Sorry, that's all of the sharks, rays, and eels that we currently
have from The Naturalist's Library but please check our other offerings on the Natural History page!