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


Plate 148 Warted Snake
Plate 148
Warted Snake
$75

Plate 209 Gilded Snake

Plate 209
Gilded Snake
$75

Boa Antarctica

Plate 51
The Great Boa


Horn-nosed Snake

Plate 94
Horn-nosed Snake

Horned viper

Plate 122
Horned Viper
$95

Fasciated Snake

Plate 266
Fasciated Snake
$125
(note close trim on left side)

Pied Snake

Plate 340
Pied Snake
$55

Boa Antarctica

Plate 535
Boa Antarctica
$125
(no text available)

Russelian Snake

Plate 291
Russelian Snake

Plate 254 Magpie Snake

Plate 254
Magpie Snake
$65

Plate 5 Painted Snake

Plate 5
Painted Snake
$75

Plate 322 Zebra Gymnothorax

Plate 322
Zebra Gymnothorax
$65

Plate 181 Spectacle Snake

Plate 181
Spectacle Snake,
Cobra de Capella
$100

Plate 74 Cobra?

Plate 74
Spectacle Snake,
Cobra de Capella
(no text)
$85

Plate 624 Tentaculated Erpeton

Plate 624
Tentaculated Erpeton
$75

Aquatic Viper (not a Shaw and Nodder print)

Aquatic Viper
(from an unidentified source, this is not a
Shaw and Nodder print)

Size: ca. 8.3 x 5 inches (note some foxing)
drawn by Iple, engraved by Barlow, 1794

Monodactyl Lizard

Plate 947
Monodactyl Lizard
$75

Long-snouted Langaya

Plate 968
Long-snouted Langaya
$75

Please check out our other Shaw and Nodder engravings - see the categories at the top of this page.
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