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 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

Firefly

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

Achilles, or the Great Blue-Banded Butterfly

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

Hector, or the Crimson-Spotted Indian Butterfly

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

Great Dytiscus

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

Augusta

Plate 300
Augusta
(soft horizontal creases)
$85

Paris Butterfly Moth

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

Patroclus

Plate 435
Patroclus
$95

Plate 443 Privet Sphinx

Plate 443
Privet Sphinx
$95

Demoleus & Nireus

Plate 444
Demoleus & Nireus
$85

Phalaena Agrippina

Plate 530
Phalaena Agrippina
$75

Panthous

Plate 516
Panthous
(trimmed close on right)
$85

Australasian Caterpillar

Plate 578
Australasian Caterpillar
$75

Sphinx Annona

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

Sphynx Annonae

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

sold

Plate 582 Boreas

Plate 582
Boreas
$95

Protenor

Plate 590
Protenor
$70

Sphynx Cluentius

Plate 595
Sphynx Cluentius
$85

Persimmon Moth

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

Plate 618 Unident. Moth

Plate 618
Phalaena Strix
(Owl Moth)
$85

Plate 667 Sphinx Labruscae

Plate 667
Sphinx Labruscae
$125

Sphinx Jatrophae

Plate 679
Sphinx Jatrophae
$125

Fabia

Plate 644
Fabia (text offsetting)
$70

Poplar Sphinx

Plate 803
Poplar Sphinx
$85

Goat Moth

Plate 816
Goat Moth
$75

Empedocles

Plate 828
Empedocles
(no text available)
$80

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

Plate 988 Elpenor

Plate 988
Greater Elephant Hawk-Moth
$95

Snail

Plate 137
Snail
$65


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


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


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


Mailed Coccus
Plate 182
Mailed Coccus
$45


Lepidopterine Mite
Plate 187
Lepidopterine Mite
$50


The Louse
Plate 208
The Louse
$45


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


Great Buprestis
Plate 256
The Great Buprestis
$65


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


The Great Cerambryx
Plate 280
The Great Cerambryx
$75


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


Lernaeae
Plate 295
Lernaeae
(no text available)
$50


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


Wandering Mite
Plate 440
Wandering Mite
$40


The Linear Nepa
Plate 543
The Linear Nepa
$75


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


Doubtful Phalangium
Plate 608
Doubtful Phalangium
$65


American Tarantula
Plate 614
American Tarantula
$100


Poisonous Solpuga
Plate 622
Poisonous Solpuga
$65


Cuticular Mite
Plate 712
Cuticular Mite
$60


The Golden Beetle
Plate 758
The Golden Beetle
$85


Pectinated Mite
Plate 764
Pectinated Mite
$55


The Golden Beetle
Plate 808
Typhon
$115


The Pupal Locust
Plate 840
The Pupal Locust
$85


Plate 983 Western Spider
Plate 983
Western Spider


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


The Scarlet Hydrachna
Plate 400
The Scarlet Hydrachna
$45

sold
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