Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918! Darvill's Rare Prints, fine antique prints and rare maps since 1918!
Antique prints from Darvill's since 1918 About Darvill's Rare Prints
Rare Maps and Charts Limited edition prints from Alaska's most famous artist Rie Munoz Darvill's Rare Prints homepage Sorry, we do not perform appraisals and we do not buy from unsolicited sources.

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-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 thumbnails for view of entire plate


Purple-headed Parrakeet
Plate 1
Purple-headed Parrakeet


Purple-headed Parrakeet
Plate 1
Purple-headed Parrakeet
sold


Violet-blue Parrakeet
Plate 7
Violet-blue Parrakeet

(see plates below, now available)


Violet-blue Parrakeet
Plate 7
Violet-blue Parrakeet
$85
[ref. A]


Violet-blue Parrakeet
Plate 7
Violet-blue Parrakeet
$95
[ref. B]

(note different leaves in engraving from the 2 plates left & above)


Purple-tailed Parrakeet
Plate 16
Purple-tailed Parrakeet
$95



Plate 22
Least Horned Owl
$55


25 Clouded Owl
Plate 25
Clouded Owl
(no text avail.)
$85



Plate 32
Western Duck
(no text avail.)
$75


The Great Hornbill, or Rhinoceros-Bird
Plate 41
The Great Hornbill,
or Rhinoceros-Bird

$75


The Red-throated Grossbeak
Plate 56
The Red-throated Grossbeak
$60


The Purple-throated Fly-catcher
Plate 63
The Purple-throated Fly-catcher
$50


The Red-throated Hummingbird
Plate 66
The Red-throated Hummingbird

$150

sold


The Merian Duck
Plate 69
The Merian Duck

sold


The American Ostrich
Plate 72
The American Ostrich
(no text avail.)
$75


The Superb Bee-Eater
Plate 78
The Superb Bee-Eater
(no text avail.)
$85


The Harlequin Hummingbird
Plate 81
The Harlequin Hummingbird

$150



Plate 84
The Violaceous Partridge
$65


96 Turcosine Parrakeet
Plate 96
The Turcosine Parrakeet
$75
(see enlargement)


111 Speckled Manakin
Plate 111
Speckled Manakin
(no text avail.)
$75


117 Common Curassow
Plate 117
Common Curassow
$45


132 Black-winged Parrakeet
Plate 132
The Black-winged Parrakeet
$115


141 Alpine Vulture
Plate 141
Alpine Vulture
$45


143 unidentified vulture foot
Plate 143
(no text)
fold-out plate
approx. 5.25 x 12 inches


143 unidentified vulture foot
Plate 143
(no text)
fold-out plate
approx. 5.25 x 12 inches


150 Blue-bellied Finch
Plate 150
Blue-bellied Finch
$85


153 Long-tailed Manakin
Plate 153
Long-tailed Manakin
$75


166 unidentified bird head
Plate 166
(no text, Dodo head?)
fold-out plate
approx. 5.25 x 9 inches


Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Plate 180
Greater Spotted Woodpecker
$85


The Funereal Cockatoo
Plate 186
The Funereal Cockatoo
(no text avail.)


The Red-banded Toucan
Plate 198
The Red-banded Toucan


The Great Titmouse
Plate 201
The Great Titmouse
$85


The Swallow-tailed Falcon
Plate 204
The Swallow-tailed Falcon
(native to Carolinas, GA, FLA)
$75


The White Wagtail
Plate 207
The White Wagtail
$55


The Peruvian Jay
Plate 213
The Peruvian Jay
$75


231 Rose-coloured Ouzel
Plate 231
Rose-coloured Ouzel
(no text avail.)


255 Lobated Duck
Plate 255
Lobated Duck
$65


The Blue Redbreast
Plate 261
The Blue Redbreast
(N. America, Carolinas)

(Spotted)


265 Long-shafted Goatsucker
Plate 265
Long-shafted Goatsucker
(no text avail.)
$85


277 Chinese Cuckoo
Plate 277
Chinese Cuckow (Cuckoo)
(no text avail.)
$85


Cyanean (Blue) Creeper
Plate 281
Cyanean (Blue) Creeper
(no text avail.)
$85


289 Wall Creeper
Plate 289
Wall Creeper
$75


293 Gangetic Ibis
Plate 293
Gangetic Ibis

 

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