Antique Bee Prints from Sir William Jardine (1840)
Bee Prints
from Sir William Jardine
(England, 1840)
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These prints are selected from the Bees volume of Sir William Jardine's Naturalist's Library.

Comprised of 40 volumes, The Library was published by Sir William Jardine in the 1830s and 1840s.  The volumes featured over 1300 beautiful illustrations including mammals, birds, fish and insects.  An interesting aspect of each print is that only the subject was hand-colored leaving the background illustration as the original black engraving.

In addition to presenting varieties of Bees, some of the prints show tools of the Beekeeper and birds known for their Bee-hunting skills.

Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $100
Dimensions: Print Only:  4 x 6-1/2 inches
Matted:  11 x 14 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1840

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Bees (No. 21320401)
Plate 1
Honey Bee

(Male, Queen, Worker)
Bees (No. 21320414)
Plate 14
Common Humble Bee
Bees (No. 21320416)
Plate 16
Orange-tailed Bee
and Moss Bee
Bees (No. 21320417)
Plate 17
Donovan's and
Great Humble Bee
Bees (No. 21320418)
Plate 18
Harris Humble Bee

Bees (No. 21320419)
Plate 19
Foreign -

Euglossa (S. America)
Bees (No. 21320420)
Plate 20
Foreign -
Centris and Xylocopa
(S. America)
Bees (No. 21320421)
Plate 21
Foreign -
(S. America and Africa)
Bees (No. 21320423)
Plate 23
Foreign -
Xylocopa (India)
Bees (No. 21320424)
Plate 24
Foreign -
Apis ligustica (N. America)

Bees (No. 21320425)
Plate 25
Honey Guide

Bees (No. 21320426)
Plate 26
American Tyrant Flycatcher
Bees (No. 21320427)
Plate 27
Nest of the
Trigona and Melipona
Bees (No. 21320428)
Plate 28
Nest of the Lecheguana
Bees (No. 21320430)
Plate 30
European Bee Eater

Bees (No. 21320407)
Plate 7
Bee's Swarming

Bees (No. 21320410)
Plate 10
Straw Hives
Bees (No. 21320411)
Plate 11
Wooden Hives
Bees (No. 21320412)
Plate 12
Mr. Dunbar's
Experimental Hive
Bees (No. 21320413)
Plate 13
Honey Drainer, Fumigating Pipe
& Feeding Trough