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George Shaw and Frederick P. 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-coloured 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 colours 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


Plate 9 Centipede
Plate 9
Centipede
$65


Plate 12 Bird-Catching Spider
Plate 12
Bird-Catching Spider
$85


Hercules Beetle
Plate 34
Hercules Beetle
(only partial text available)
$85

Firefly

Plate 37
Fire-fly, or Lantern Fly
(partial descriptive text avail.)
$115


Harvest Bug
Plate 42
Autumnal Acarus, or
Harvest Bug
$45


Plate 43 Great Mantis
Plate 43
Great Mantis (7 x 9¾" fold-out)
$100


Great Julus
Plate 46
Great Julus
$45


Vegetating Mite
Plate 64
Vegetating Mite
$35

Achilles, or the Great Blue-Banded Butterfly

Plate 68
Achilles, or the
Great Blue-Banded Butterfly
(light text offsetting on print)


Plate 80 Fork-headed Beetle
Plate 80
Fork-headed Beetle
$70


Cancroid Phalangium
Plate 85
Cancroid Phalangium
$35


Rose-coloured Amphisbaena
Plate 86
Rose-coloured Amphisbaena
$40


Broad-Breasted Mantis
Plate 95
Broad-Breasted Mantis
$100


Plate 100 African Scorpion
Plate 100
African Scorpion
$85


Death Watch
Plate 104
Beating Ptinus, or
Death Watch Beetle
$75


Dry Leaf Mantis
Plate 119
Dry Leaf Mantis
$50


Hair-Worm
Plate 121
Hair-Worm
$50


Gold-Spotted Acarus
Plate 128
Gold-Spotted Acarus
$75


Midas Beetle
Plate 131
The Midas Beetle
$75

Snail

Plate 137
Snail
$65


Mailed Coccus
Plate 182
Mailed Coccus
$45


Lepidopterine Mite
Plate 187
Lepidopterine Mite
$50


The Louse
Plate 208
The Louse
$45


The Medicinal Leech
Plate 217
The Medicinal Leech
(No text is available)
$45


Long-Breasted Mantis
Plate 233
Long-Breasted Mantis
$100


Broad-Jointed Tapeworm
Plate 241
Broad-Jointed Tapeworm
$40


Great Buprestis
Plate 256
The Great Buprestis
$65

Hector, or the Crimson-Spotted Indian Butterfly

Plate 271
Hector, or the Crimson-Spotted
Indian Butterfly
$85


The Great Cerambryx
Plate 280
The Great Cerambryx
(corner damage upper right, well outside plate mark)
$75


Stag-horned Cerambryx
Plate 284
The Stag-horned Cerambryx
$65

Great Dytiscus

Plate 292
Great Dytiscus
(Black Water-Beetle)
$60


Lernaeae
Plate 295
Lernaeae
(no text available)
$50

Augusta

Plate 300
Augusta
(soft horizontal creases)


Diadem Spider
Plate 308
Diadem Spider
$75


The Unicorn Beetle
Plate 316
The Unicorn Beetle
$85


Lozenge Acarus
Plate 335
Lozenge Acarus
$65


Golden Spider
Plate 336
Golden Spider


Lozenge Acarus
Plate 339
The Great Nereis
(no text available)
$50


Flea Monoculus
Plate 364
Flea Monoculus
$50


The Kanguroo Beetle (Kangaroo Beetle)
Plate 384
The Kanguroo Beetle
$85


Swallow Hipposbosca
Plate 387
Swallow Hipposbosca
$85


The Reniform Phalangium
Plate 394
The Reniform Phalangium
$75


The Scarlet Hydrachna
Plate 400
The Scarlet Hydrachna
$45

Paris Butterfly Moth

Plate 404
Paris
(uneven trim, marginal light brown marks)
$95

Patroclus

Plate 435
Patroclus
$95


Wandering Mite
Plate 440
Wandering Mite
$40

Plate 443 Privet Sphinx

Plate 443
Privet Sphinx
$95

Demoleus & Nireus

Plate 444
Demoleus & Nireus

Panthous

Plate 516
Panthous
(trimmed close on right)
$85

Phalaena Agrippina

Plate 530
Phalaena Agrippina
$75


The Linear Nepa
Plate 543
The Linear Nepa
$75


The Fork-horned Beetle
Plate 560
The Fork-horned Beetle
$75

Sphinx Annona

Plate 566
Sphinx Annonae
(no text avail.)
$75

Sphynx Annonae

Plate 567
Sphinx Annonae
(no text avail.)
$90

Australasian Caterpillar

Plate 578
Australasian Caterpillar
$75

Plate 582 Boreas

Plate 582
Boreas
$95

Protenor

Plate 590
Protenor
$70

Sphynx Cluentius

Plate 595
Sphynx Cluentius
(note ink mark upper right margin)


Doubtful Phalangium
Plate 608
Doubtful Phalangium
$65

Persimmon Moth

Plate 611
Persimmon Moth
(light text offsetting, no text avail.)
$75


American Tarantula
Plate 614
American Tarantula
$100

Plate 618 Unident. Moth

Plate 618
Phalaena Strix
(Owl Moth)
$85


Poisonous Solpuga
Plate 622
Poisonous Solpuga
$65

Fabia

Plate 644
Fabia (text offsetting)
$70

Plate 667 Sphinx Labruscae

Plate 667
Sphinx Labruscae
$125

Sphinx Jatrophae

Plate 679
Sphinx Jatrophae
$125


Cuticular Mite
Plate 712
Cuticular Mite
$60


The Golden Beetle
Plate 758
The Golden Beetle
$85


Pectinated Mite
Plate 764
Pectinated Mite
$55

Poplar Sphinx

Plate 803
Poplar Sphinx
$85


The Golden Beetle
Plate 808
Typhon
$115

Goat Moth

Plate 816
Goat Moth
$75

Empedocles

Plate 828
Empedocles
(no text available)
$80


The Pupal Locust
Plate 840
The Pupal Locust
$85

Plate 852 unident. butterflies/moths

Plate 852
Cramerian Butterfly
(no text avail.)

Hummingbird Sphinx

Plate 872
Hummingbird Sphinx
$95

unidentified Plate 883

Plate 883
? Sphinx
(no text available)
$95

Great Egger Moth

Plate 886
Great Egger Moth
$95

Venus moth

Plate 928
Venus (moth)
$95

The Chinese Lantern-fly

Plate 931
The Chinese Lantern-fly
$95

The Chinese Lantern-fly

Plate 932
Matronula
$45

The Cape Moth

Plate 934
The Cape Moth
$125

938 Agarista

Plate 938
Agarista
$125

The Scarlet Tiger Moth

Plate 939
The Scarlet Tiger Moth
$85

Erminia

Plate 948
Erminia
$55

some foxing

951 Atys

Plate 951
Atys
$150

Bolina

Plate 955
Bolina
$95

soft crease lower right, light foxing

Hyphinoe

Plate 960
Hyphinoe
$125

The Puss Moth

Plate 967
The Puss Moth
$125

The Cream-spotted Tiger Moth

Plate 972
The Cream-spotted Tiger Moth
$85

The Shining Beetle

Plate 974
The Shining Beetle
$75

Crantor

Plate 980
Crantor
$75


Plate 983 Western Spider
Plate 983
Western Spider
$125


Plate 988 Elpenor

Plate 988
Elpenor [Greater Elephant Hawk-Moth]
$95

Pyretus

Plate 991
Pyretus
$95

The Great Leopard Ermine Moth

Plate 996
The Great Leopard Ermine Moth
$95

Proserpina

Plate 998
Proserpina
$75

Troilus

Plate 1003
Troilus
$95

Archippus

Plate 1006
Archippus
$95

Philenor

Plate 1010
Philenor
$95

The Large Emerald Moth

Plate 1014
The Large Emerald Moth
$95

Eubule

Plate 1018
Eubule
$95

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