Antique Nature Prints - Whale Prints from The Naturalist's Library
Whale Prints from
The Naturalist's Library
(England, 1837)
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These delightful prints of Whales are from one of the rare volumes of Sir William Jardine's Naturalist's Library.  We particularly like the whimsical illustrations of the Whalers in their boats!

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:  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: 1837

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Whale (No. 20700002)
Plate 2
Greenland Whale

Whale (No. 20700004)
Plate 4
Greenland Whale - Breaching
Whale (No. 20700004A)
Plate 4
Greenland Whale
Whale (No. 20700005)
Plate 5
Great Northern Rorqual
Whale (No. 20700007)
Plate 7
Lesser Rorqual

Whale (No. 20700008)
Plate 8
Spermaceti Whale

Whale (No. 20700009)
Plate 9
Spermaceti Whale
Whale (No. 20700010)
Plate 10
Spermaceti Whale
Whale (No. 20700011)
Plate 11
Narwhal or Sea Unicorn
Whale (No. 20700012)
Plate 12
Diodon of Sowerby

Whale (No. 20700015)
Plate 15
Beluga or White Whale

Porpoise (No. 20700019)
Plate 19
Common Porpoise
Porpoise (No. 20700020)
Plate 20
Porpoise (No. 20700021)
Plate 21
Griseus Porpoise
Porpoise (No. 20700022)
Plate 22
Striped Porpoise

Dolphin (No. 20700023)
Plate 23
Common Dolphin

Dolphin (No. 20700024)
Plate 24
Pernetty's Dolphin
Dolphin (No. 20700025)
Plate 25
Bridled Dolphin
Dolphin (No. 20700028)
Plate 28
Soosoo of The Ganes
Dolphin (No. 20700029)
Plate 29