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Zoological Lectures, delivered to the Royal Institution
by George Shaw (1800-1819)
Mrs. Griffith, principal engraver

Original 200-year-old copperplate engravings
Sheet size: approximately 5.5 x 9.25 inches. (see enlargements for any flaws)

George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a initially a medical practitioner. He became the assistant lecturer in botany at Oxford University and keeper of the natural history department at the British Museum. He was a co-founder of the Linnean Society was a fellow of the Royal Society. He is also well known these days for the colored prints of animals he published in The Naturalist's Miscellany with Mr. Nodder.


Great Scarlet Maccaw

Plate 55
Great Scarlet Maccaw

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Psittacus Augustus

Plate 56
Psittacus Augustus
$25


Great or Common Bird of Paradise

Plate 58
Great or Common Bird of Paradise


Common Cuckow (Cuckoo)

Plate 60
Common Cuckow (Cuckoo)
$20


Red-throated Hummingbird

Plate 61
Red-throated Hummingbird
$25


Great Crowned Pigeon

Plate 63
Great Crowned Pigeon
$25


Mocking Thrush

Plate 64
Mocking Thrush
$20


Ultramarine Ampelis

Plate 65
Ultramarine Ampelis
$20


Crossbill

Plate 66
Coccothraustes or
Crossbill

$20


Argus Pheasant

Plate 68
Argus Pheasant
$20


Ostrich

Plate 70
Ostrich

(see enlargement for condition)

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Cassowary

Plate 71
Casuarius Australis
Casuarius Galeatus
(Cassowary)

$20


Bustard

Plate 72
Bustard
$20


Jabirus

Plate 73
New Holland Jabiru
Common Jabiru

$20


Bittern and Stork

Plate 74
Bittern
Stork

$20


Egyptian Ibis

Plate 76
Outline of an Ibis
from an Egyptian Obelisk
Egyptian Ibis

$25


Curlew, Guarauna

Plate 77
Curlew
Guarauna

$20


Variable Jacana, Trumpeter

Plate 78
Variable Jacana
Trumpeter

$20


Turnstone, Plover

Plate 80
Turnstone
Long-legged Plover

$20


Great Awk, Patagonian Penguin

Plate 84
Great Awk, Patagonian Penguin
$25


Phaeton Aethereus

Plate 86
Phaeton Aethereus
$15

 


Skeleton of Turkey

Plate 50
Skeleton of Turkey
$20

 
We have many more of Shaw's copperplate engravings (this is all of Shaw's birds we have)
...please see the Natural History page for Shaw's mammals, reptiles, etc.
See also the Shaw/Nodder birds.

The plates below are from an unidentified source (possibly by Count Buffon), but are in the same style and of the same approximate age as those above (about 200 years old). The sheet size is about 5 x 8.5 inches.
Umbre Crane Egret
Umbre
Crane
Egret
$25
Ostrich Cassowary
The Ostrich
The Cassowary
$25
Ostrich Cassowary
The Avoset [Avocet]
The Flamingo
The King of the Vultures
$25
The Ballearic Crane, The White Stork
The Ballearic Crane
The White Stork
$25
hornbill spoonbill
The Hornbill
The Spoonbill
$25
Spectacled Owl, etc.
The Spectacled Owl
Siberian Eared Owl
Butcher Bird
$30
Oriole, etc.
Oriole of Witwoll
Grand Pomerops
Wryneck
Magnificent Bird of Paradise
$30
Bird of Paradise, etc.
King Bird of Paradise
Greater Bird of Paradise
The Guinea Fowl
$30
Falcon, etc.
Swallow Tailed Falcon
Lanner
Malabar Shrike
Sold
Manakin, etc.
Black Throated Bunting
Gold Headed Manakin
Crested Manakin
Swift
Swallow
$25
Buff Crested Woodpecker, etc.
Buff Crested Woodpecker
Nuthatch
Boat Tailed Grackle
Indian Bee Eater
$25
Buff Crested Woodpecker, etc.
Hooked Bill Creeper
Bohemian Chatterer
Cross Bill
White Backed Coly
$25
Fan Tailed Fly Catcher, etc.
Fan Tailed Fly Catcher
Rose Coloured Ouzel
Great Headed Titmouse
Thorn Tailed Warbler
$25
Roller, etc.
Rollor [Roller]
Horned Parrot
Cornish Chough
$25
Tropical Birds and the manner of building their Nests
Tropical Birds and the manner of building their Nests
$25
For MAMMALS from this same volume, please click here.
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