Bird Prints - Birds of Britain from The Naturalist's Library
Birds of Britain
from The Naturalist's Library
(England, 1839)
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These hand-colored Bird prints are from one of the Birds of Britain volumes of The Naturalist's Library.  Sir William Jardine, who edited the series, commissioned experts throughout Europe to author each of the 40 volumes organized by four major topics - mammals, birds, insects and fish.   The volumes included over 1300 hand-colored prints produced from engravings by William Lizars, the eminent Scottish engraver and painter of topographical views.

Lizars background in topography is evident in this series as many of the Fish are presented in a natural shore setting.  An interesting aspect of each print is that only the subject was hand-colored leaving the background illustration as the original black engraving.


Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $100
Dimensions: Print Only:  6-1/2 x 4 inches
Matted:  11 x 14 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1839

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Shrike Print (No. 22300001)
Plate 1
Great Shrike
(with Dragonfly)
Ouzel Print (No. 22300002)
Plate 2
Water Ouzel
Oriole Print (No. 22300004)
Plate 4
Golden Oriole
Nightingale Print (No. 22300007)
Plate 7

Goldcrest Print (No. 22300008)
Plate 8
Fire-crowned and Common Goldcrest
Titmouse Print (No. 22300009)
Plate 9
Blue Titmouse
Raven Print (No. 22300012)
Plate 12
Jay Print (No. 22300013)
Plate 13

Pastor Print (No. 22300014)
Plate 14
Rose-coloured Pastor
Goldfinch Print (No. 22300016)
Plate 16
Bunting Print (No. 22300018)
Plate 18
Snow Bunting
Woodpecker Print (No. 22300021)
Plate 21
Green Woodpecker

Wren Print (No. 22300023)
Plate 23
Cuckoo Print (No. 22300024)
Plate 24
Roller Print (No. 22300025)
Plate 25
Kingfisher Print (No. 22300026)
Plate 26

Swallow Print (No. 22300027)
Plate 27
Chimney Swallow
Thrush Print (No. 22300028)
Plate 28
Bird Eggs -
Thrush, Wren, Swallow, Kingfisher
Robin Print (No. 22300029)
Plate 29
Bird Eggs -
Crow, Raven, Robin, Finch
Blackbird Print (No. 22300030)
Plate 30
Bird Eggs -
Finch, Woodpecker, Blackbird, Cuckoo