Featured Collection: Jardine's Naturalist's Library

Sir William Jardine was a Scottish naturalist. He is known for his editing of a long series of natural history books, The Naturalist's Library. Jardine made natural history available to all levels of Victorian society by editing the hugely popular forty volumes of The Naturalist's Library (1833–1843) issued and published by his brother in law, the Edinburgh printer and engraver, William Home Lizars. The series was divided into four main sections: Ornithology (14 volumes), Mammalia (13 volumes), Entomology (7 volumes), and Ichthyology (6 volumes); each prepared by a leading naturalist.

SuperStock is now digitizing the hand-colored, engraved illustrations from this collection in greater quality than ever previously available. J. Gilbert Johnston, Jr. of Antique Nature Prints has made his collection available for licensing today!

Ornithology

Birds of Great Britain and Ireland Part 1

 

Crested Spizaetus detail

Birds of Great Britain and Ireland

Part I

 

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Birds of Great Britain and Ireland Part 2

 

Robin detail

Birds of Great Britain and Ireland

Part 2

 

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Birds of Great Britain and Ireland Part 3

 

White Stork detail

Birds of Great Britain and Ireland

Part 3

 

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Birds of Great Britain and Ireland Part 4

 

Puffin detail

Birds of Great Britain and Ireland

Part 4

 

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Sun-Birds

 

Nectarinia Goalpariensis detail

Sun-Birds

 

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Parrots

 

Red and Blue Macaw detail

Parrots

 

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Game Birds

 

Crowned Cryptonix detail

Game Birds

 

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Pigeons

 

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Pigeons

 

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Birds of Western Africa Part I

 

Long-Tailed Grakle detail

Birds of Western Africa Part I

 

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Birds of Western Africa Part II

 

Great African Kingfisher detail

Birds of Western Africa Part II

 

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Humming Birds Part I

 

Ruby-crested Hummingbird detail

Humming Birds Part I

 

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