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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.


Vampire Bat

Plate 12
Vampyre [Vampire] Bat
in two attitudes

$25


Three-toed Sloth

Plate 13
Three-toed Sloth


Armadillos

Plate 15
Three-banded Armadillo
Nine-banded Armadillo

$25


Pangolins

Plate 16
Manis Tetradactyla or
Long-tailed Pangolin
Manis Pentadactyla or
Short-tailed Pangolin

$20


Great Anteater

Plate 17
Great Anteater
$25


Two-toed Anteater, Porcupine Anteater

Plate 18
Two-toed Anteater
Porcupine Anteater

$25


Platypus parts

Plate 20
Beak & Feet of the
Platypus

$20


Striped Hyena

Plate 21
Striped Hyaena
(Striped Hyena)

$25


Weasel

Plate 23
Striated var. of Mephitic Weasel
Egyptian Ichneumon

$20


Virginian Opossum

Plate 24
Virginian Opossum
$25


Petaurine Opossum, Lemurine Opossum

Plate 25
Petaurine Opossum
Lemurine Opossum

$20


Pygmy Opossum

Plate 26
Pygmy Opossum
$20


Hamster, Blind Rat

Plate 31
Hamster
Blind Rat

$25


Common Jerboa

Plate 32
Common Jerboa
$20


Syrian Cape Hyrax

Plate 33
Syrian Hyrax
Cape Hyrax

$20


Moose Elk

Plate 36
Elk [Moose?]
$30


Yak

Plate 37
Yak
$25


Arabian Camel

Plate 37
Arabian Camel
$30


Musk

Plate 38
Musk
$20


Common Antelope

Plate 39
Common Antelope
male and female

$25


Tapir

Plate 43
Tapir
$20

We have many more of Shaw's copperplate engravings (but this is all of Shaw's mammals have)
...please see the Natural History page for Shaw's fish, insects, reptiles, etc.
See also the Shaw/Nodder mammals .
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.
Paca, Cayopollin, etc
The Cayopollin
The Paca
The Male Opossum
The Female Opossum
The Male Marmose
The Female Marmose
The Hedge Hog
$25
Civit Cat, Pole Cat, etc.
Civit Cat
Pole Cat
The Squirrel
The Ground Squirrel
For BIRDS from this same volume, please click here.
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