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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, 5, or more!

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.)

Swans
Plate 2
1. The Hooper
2. The Mute Swan
3. The Polish Swan
4. Bewick's Swan
$75

Little Egret
Plate 4
Little Egret
$65

Bittern
Plate 5
Bittern
$55

Night Heron
Plate 6
Night Heron
$75

Cock-tailed Water Chat
Plate 6
Cock-tailed Water Chat
$45

Crested Black Water Chat
Plate 8
Crested Black
Water Chat
$50

Mocking Water Chat
Plate 8
Mocking Water Chat
$45

White Spoonbill
Plate 8
White Spoonbill
$55

The Surf Scoter
Plate 8
The Surf Scoter
$55

Common Crane
Plate 9
The Common Crane
$75

Glossy Ibis
Plate 10
The Glossy Ibis
$75

Jack Snipe
Plate 12
The Jack Snipe
$55

Whiskered Fantail
Plate 13
Whiskered Fantail

Black Guillemot
Plate 14
The Black Guillemot
$65

Dusky Totanus
Plate 14
The Dusky Totanus
$60

Brindled Guillemot
Plate 15
The Brindled Guillemot
$50

Spotted and Common Totanus
Plate 15
The Spotted and Common Totanus
$50

Ruff
Plate 16
The Ruff
$50

Razor Bill
Plate 17
The Razor Bill
$60

The Little Notche or Auk
Plate 18
The Little Notche or Auk
$60

Black-winged Stilt
Plate 18
The Black-winged Stilt
$50

Grey Phalarope
Plate 19
The Grey Phalarope
$50

Crested Green Cormorant
Plate 20
The Crested Green Cormorant
$70

Turnstone
Plate 20
The Turnstone
$40

Rufus-crowned Tody
Plate 20
The Rufus-crowned Tody

Solan Goose
Plate 21
The Solan Goose
$50

The Black and Lesser Tern
Plate 22
The Black Tern and
Lesser Tern
$50

Curlew
Plate 22
The Curlew
$60

Ringed Dotterel
Plate 23
The Ringed Dotterel
$50

Common Thick-Knee
Plate 24
The Common Thick-Knee
$50

Oystercatcher
Plate 26
The Oystercatcher
$60

Collared Pratincole
Plate 27
The Collared Pratincole
$50

Yellow-billed Waterhen
Plate 28
The Yellow-billed Waterhen
$50

Richardson's Skua
Plate 28
Richardson's Skua
$50

Water Rail
Plate 28
The Water Rail
$50

Stormy Petrel
Plate 30
The Stormy Petrel
$50

Meadow or Corn Crake
Plate 29
The Meadow
or Corn Crake
$30

Spotted Crake
Plate 30
The Spotted Crake
$40

Little Crake
Plate 31
The Little Crake
$40

 

Common Gallinule
Plate 32
The Common Gallinule
$50

Common Coot
Plate 33
The Common Coot
$50

Young of the Rasores & Grallatores
Plate 34
Young of the Rasores & Grallatores
1. Water Hen
2. Partridge
3. Curlew
4. Land Rail
$60

 

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


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