Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918! Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918!
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George Shaw, Frederick P. Nodder and Robert Nodder
The Naturalist's Miscellany 1789-1813, London


Original 200-year-old copperplate engravings with hand-colouring
Sheet size: varies according to trimming, but approx. 5.75 x 9.75 inches.
The paper varies from softly aged to quite white, with little or no foxing and excellent overall condition. 

Dedicated to the Most Illustrious Princess, Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain, The Naturalist's Miscellany contains works of such beauty and originality that it is beloved by all who see it. The prints are hand-colored engravings on strong Whatman paper, with the occasional Whatman watermark or date. The prints are in remarkable condition for a work that is 200 years old, with the colors of a beauty and vividness unsurpassed to this day in the world of hand-coloured prints. Darvill's Rare Prints is pleased to offer a selection of prints from this most curiously whimsical and humorous collection of prints.

Mammals       Birds     Reptiles      Frogs, Turtles      Snakes      Insects      Fish      Crabs      Corals      Sealife      Shells
Please click on the thumbnail images for an enlarged view.
Be sure to check out our other Shaw/Nodder categories, such as 'Sealife' for similar prints.

Plate 9

Plate 9
(no text)

Sea-Pen

Plate 39
Sea-Pen
$85

Sea-Bristle Corraline

Plate 71
Sea-Bristle Corraline
$65

Plate 79 Mushroom Madrepore

Plate 79
Mushroom Madrepore
$65

Organ Coral (Crimson Tubipore)

Plate 98
Organ Coral (Crimson Tubipore)
$75

Black and White Isis (Jointed Coral)

Plate 106
Black and White Isis (Jointed Coral)
$45

Brain Madrepore

Plate 118
Brain Madrepore
$45

Starry-Globe madrepore

Plate 155
Starry Globe-Madrepore
$45

The Silver Sea-Pen

Plate 124
The Silver Sea-Pen
$65
(Note: this is a folding print measuring approximately 5.25x19 inches with a center fold, as issued. Note also the slight "ghost image" caused by ink/paint being transferred when the print was folded for insertion.)

Common Corraline

Plate 158
Common Coralline
$55

Lace Millepore

Plate 169
Lace Millepore
$55

Tuna Coralline

Plate 190
Tuna Coralline
$45


Plate 194
Plate 194
Cinnamon Madrepore
$75


The Fasciculated Ascidia
Plate 214-215
The Fasciculated Ascidia
$75

(Note: this is a folding print measuring approximately 10.25x9 inches with folds.)


Plate 320 (no text available)
Plate 320
(no text available)

Fingered Alcyonium

Plate 326
Fingered Alcyonium
$55

Milfoil Anitpathes

Plate 352
Milfoil Antipathes

Campanulated Tubularia

Plate 354
Campanulated Tubularia
$65

Fan Sponge

Plate 380
Fan Sponge

Rose Madrepore

Plate 383
Rose Madrepore
$85


Plate 391 Foliaceous Flustra
Plate 391
Foliaceous Flustra
$65

Organ Madrepore

Plate 414
Organ Madrepore
$55

Turret Puff-Ball

Plate 415
Turret Puff-Ball
$65

Lichen Millepore

Plate 416
Lichen Millepore
$65

Elk's Horn Millepore

Plate 419
Elk's Horn Millepore
$65

Muricated Serpula

Plate 576
Muricated Serpula
(damaged - click on thumbnail)
$35

Plate 592 Fern Phytolithus

Plate 592
Fern Phytolithus
$70


Plate 607 Pezizoid Madrepore
Plate 607
Pezizoid Madrepore

Oblong Madrepore

Plate 623
Oblong Madrepore
$55

Indian Coral (Blue Millepore)

Plate 666
Indian Coral (Blue Millepore)

Plate 674 Blue Coral
Plate 674
(no text)

Plate 684 Thick-armed Gorgonia
Plate 684
Thick-armed Gorgonia
(light text-offsetting, see enlargement)

Muricated Madrepore

Plate 686
Muricated Madrepore
(no text available)

Plate 696

Plate 696
(no text)

Sea-Pen Sertularia

Plate 698
Sea-Pen Sertularia
$65


Plate 703 Thistle Madrepore
Plate 703
Thistle Madrepore
$75

Curled Madrepore

Plate 711
Curled Madrepore
$65

Hooded Madrepore

Plate 719
Hooded Madrepore
$65

Pelagic Scyllaea

Plate 728
Pelagic Scyllaea
$85

Palmated Sponge

Plate 738
Palmated Sponge

Seriated Madrepore

Plate 754
Seriated Madrepore
(see enlargement for paint smudge)
$65

Violaceous Millepore

Plate 767
Violaceous Millepore

Axillary Madrepore

Plate 820
Axillary Madrepore
$55

Lettuce Madrepore

Plate 840
Lettuce Madrepore

Netted Madrepore

Plate 848
Netted Madrepore
$75

Plate 855 Lace Madrepore

Plate 855
Lace Madrepore
(see enlargement - paper loss upper left)
$55

Fastigated Madrepore

Plate 858
Fastigated Madrepore

Pine Sertularia

Plate 936
Pine Sertularia
$70

Narrow-Gilled Madrepore

Plate 1004
Narrow-Gilled Madrepore
$65

Dilated Coralline

Plate 1016
Dilated Coralline

Cereoid Septularia

Plate 1048
Cereoid Septularia
$55

Barnacle-Bearing Gorgonia

Plate 1055
Barnacle-Bearing Gorgonia
$40
(some text offsetting)

For similar prints, see the Shaw and Nodder Sealife category
We have many more of Shaw and Nodder's engravings...please check out the other categories above.
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