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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 Porpoise Griseus
Plate 21

The Porpoise Griseus
(D'Orbigny)


$40

The Striped Porpoise
Plate 22

The Striped Porpoise
The Fuenas of the Chileans


$40

The Toothless Whale of Havre
Plate 14

The Toothless Whale of Havre

$35

Delphinorynchus of Breda
Plate 27

Delphinorynchus of Breda
(Breda dolphin)


$35

The Soosoo of the Ganges
Plate 28

The Soosoo of the Ganges

$40

Peron Dolphin
Plate 16

Delphinapterus of Peron
South Seas


$35

The Inia
Plate 29

The Inia

$35

miscellaneous bones, diagrams
Plate 1

[miscellaneous bones, diagrams]

$25

Skeleton of the Great Northern Rorqual
Plate 6

Skeleton of the
Great Northern Rorqual


$25

 

Krill, Shrimp, etc.
Plate III

[miscellaneous krill, shrimp, etc.]

$25

Sorry, that's all of the whales,
dolphins, porpoises, etc. that we
have from The Naturalist's Library but please check our other offerings on the Natural History page!
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