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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.
 


Common Tortoise

Plate 87
Common Tortoise



Fierce Tortoise

Plate 88
Fierce Tortoise
$35


Salamander, Great Water-Newt

Plate 94
Salamander
Great Water-Newt
$25


Striped Rattlesnake

Plate 96
Striped Rattlesnake
$30


Spectacle Snake (Cobra)

Plate 98
Spectacle Snake (Cobra)
$30


flying dragon

Plate 95
Flying Dragon
$30


Great Hydrus

Plate 99
Great Hydrus
$20

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


Thousands of Natural History prints here