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

Pygmy Musk
Plate 3
Pygmy Musk
$40

Plate 6 Three-toed Sloth
Plate 6
Three-toed Sloth
$45

Plate 11 Five-toed Manis
Plate 11
Five-toed Manis
$65

Slow-paced Lemur
Plate 29
Slow-Paced Lemur
(text offsetting)
$30

Plate 33 Great Kanguroo
Plate 33
Great Kanguroo (kangaroo)
(light text offsetting,
(photocopy of descriptive text comes with engraving)


Plate 33 Great Kanguroo
Plate 33
Great Kanguroo (kangaroo)

Plate 33 Great Kanguroo
Plate 33
Great Kanguroo (kangaroo)

$150

Sibirian Jerboa
Plate 38
Sibirian [Siberian] Jerboa
$65

Variegate Baboon
Plate 48
Variegated Baboon
$75

Water Shrew
Plate 55
Water Shrew
$40

Plate 58 Ursiform Sloth
Plate 58
Ursiform Sloth
$65

Ursiform Sloth (detail)
Plate 59
Ursiform Sloth (detail)
$35

Flying Squirrel
Plate 60
Southern Petaurus
(Flying Squirrel)
$65

Striped Mouse
Plate 73
Striped Mouse
$50

Porcupine Ant-eater
Plate 109
Porcupine

Porcupine Ant-eater
Plate 109
Porcupine

$125


Plate 216 Grey Baboon
Plate 216
Grey Baboon

Porculine Opossum
Plate 298
Porculine Opossum
$65

Duck-Billed Platypus

Plates 385 & 382 (sold as set)
Duck-Billed Platypus


Calago Lemur
Plate 501
Calago Lemur

Plate 570
Plate 570
Minute Lemur
$75

Plate 610 Canadian Sheep
Plate 610
Canadian Sheep
$75


Plate 774
? Monkey (no text)
$80

The Ternate Bat, The New York Bat

The Ternate Bat, The New York Bat

Engraved by J. Pass
Original hand-colouring
dated Dec. 1, 1797
Encyclopaedia Londinensis
Size: approx. 5 x 8.25 inches


(PLEASE NOTE: this print is NOT a Shaw/Nodder print but is similar
in size and age.


Dufresne's Monkey

Dufresne's Monkey

Drawn by Audebert,
Engraved by J. Pass
Original hand-colouring
unknown publication dated July 1, 1804
[probably Encyclopaedia Londinensis]
Size: approx. 5 x 8.25 inches


(PLEASE NOTE: this print is NOT a Shaw/Nodder print but is similar
in size and age.


$65

Callitrix or Green Monkey

The Callitrix, or Green Monkey

Drawn by Audebert,
Engraved by J. Pass
Original hand-colouring
dated May 2, 1804
Encyclopaedia Londinensis
Size: approx. 5 x 8.25 inches


(PLEASE NOTE: this print is NOT a Shaw/Nodder print but is similar in size and age. Please note that there is a diagonal crease that is not terribly noticeable and also a spot of soiling (original watercolour paint smear?) to the right of the monkey's tail. It has been priced with these defects in mind).

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