Antique Botanical Prints


This print is from the "Birds of Western Africa" volume of The Naturalist 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.

Price per print: Print Only:  $55
Matting Charge:   $15
Framing & Matting Charge:  $85
Dimensions: Print Only:  4 x 6-1/2 inches
Matted:  11 x 14 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored steel engraving
Year: 1843


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Little Blue-banded

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Olive-backed Sunbird
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Senegal Sunbird
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Violet-headed Sunbird

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Purple-rumped Long-tailed
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Mahratta Sunbird
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Goalparah Sunbird
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Nipaul Sunbird
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Red-tailed Sunbird