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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

$150


Horn-nosed Snake

Plate 94


Horn-nosed Snake

Horned viper

Plate 122


Horned Viper


$95

Fasciated Snake

Plate 266


Fasciated Snake

(see plate to the right available now)

Fasciated Snake

Plate 266


Fasciated Snake


$150

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

Plate 24    Dog-headed Snake

Plate 24


Dog-headed Snake


$125

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.

Thousands of original antique and vintage prints of animals, birds, reptiles, etc.