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Zoological Lectures, delivered to the Royal Institution
and General Zoology or Systematic Natural History

by George Shaw (1800-1819)
Mrs. Griffith, principal engraver

Original copperplate engravings • titles mainly English, some Latin
Sheet size: approx. 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.


Polypes

Plate 3
Polypes
$10


Doris

Plate 125
Doris Papillosa
Doris Radiata
$15


Phosphoric Pyrosoma

Plate 127
Phosphoric Pyrosoma
$15


Nais Proboscidea

Plate 128
Nais Proboscidea
$10


Cuttle Fish

Plate 129
Sepia Officinalis or
Common Cuttle Fish
Bone of Cuttle Fish
Eggs (Sea Grapes)


Cuttle Fish laid open

Plate 130
Cuttle Fish laid open
$15


paper nautilus

Plate 140
Animal of the granulated or tuberculated Paper Nautilus
$20


elephant tusk, twisted serpula

Plate 144
Dentalum Elephantinum
Serpula Muricata
$15


pearl mussel

Plate 145
Mytilus Margaritiferus or Pearl Muscle [sic]
$25


Great Sea Pinna

Plate 147
Pinna Rudis var. rotundata or
Great Sea Pinna
$25


Gordius Aquaticus

Plate 151
Different Views of
Gordius Aquaticus
in its natural size
$15


Sheep's Tapeworm

Plate 150
Serrata Tape Worms
$15


Green Polype

Plate 152
Different Views of the
Hydra Viridis or Green Polype
both in its natural size and magnified
$15


Sertularia Pinnata (sea pen)

Plate 153
Sertularia Pinnata
(sea pen)
$15


Corals

Plate 156
Isis Hippumis or Black & White Isis
Gorgonia Pretiosa or Red Coral
$25


various corals

Plate 157
Muriated Madrepore (coral)
Cinnamon Madrepore (coral)
Mushroom Madrepore (coral)
Brain Madrepore (coral)
$25


Vorticella Racemosa

Plate 158
Vorticella Racemosa
$10


vorticella rotatoria

Plate 159
Vorticella rotatoria
" campanulata
" stentorea
$10


vorticella polypina, etc

Plate 159*
Vorticella polypina
Convallarian Vorticella
$10


urceolaris

Plate 159*
Vorticella urceolaris
$10


Trichoda sol

Plate 161
Trichoda sol
$10


Volvox globator

Plate 162
Volvox globator
$15


Eel Vibrio

Plate 163
Vibrio Anuillula or
Eel Vibrio
$10

 
We have many more of Shaw's copperplate engravings
...please see the Natural History page for Shaw's fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, etc.
See also the Shaw/Nodder fish.


Thousands of Natural History prints here