286 Full-Color Animal Illustrations: From Jardine's "Naturalist's Library" (Dover Pictorial Archive)

286 Full-Color Animal Illustrations: From Jardine's "Naturalist's Library" (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Language: English

Pages: 80

ISBN: 0486401375

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


From diminutive hummingbirds to colossal elephants, from exotic butterflies to the common perch, this magnificent collection of full-color animal illustrations features a diverse range of wildlife that will enchant both artists and animal lovers.
First published between 1833 and 1845 in British naturalist William Jardine's 40-volume The Naturalist's Library, these meticulous illustrations were sensationally popular in their day. Their detail, accuracy, and fine rendering make them enormously appealing even now — more than a century and a half later. The present volume features 286 of the finest color illustrations from Jardine's work, depicting scores of familiar and interesting animals. Divided into four categories, they include: mammals (fox, mouse, bear, dog, lion, whale, etc.); birds, common and exotic (swan, goose, falcon, kestrel, puffin, sunbird, etc.); fishes (bass, mackerel, piranha, swordfish, salmon, etc.,); and insects (locust, beetle, bee, butterfly, moth, etc.).
A priceless archive of copyright-free art, these magnificent illustrations, complete with their original identifying captions, can be easily scanned or reproduced on a color copier, making them ideal for use by graphic artists and designers. Naturalists and nature lovers will find that the accuracy and exquisite detail of the plates offer a wonderful browsing experience.

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286 Full-Color Animal Illustrations From Jardine's "Naturalist's Library" Sir William Jardine Copyright Publisher’s Note copyright � 1999 by Dover Publications, Inc. All rights reserved under Pan American and International Copyright Conventions. Published in Canada by General Publishing Company, Ltd., 30 Lesmill Road, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario. Published in the United Kingdom by Constable and Company, Ltd., 3 The Lanchesters, 162-164 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 9ER. Bibliographical

Birds Fishes Insects INDEX OF COMMON NAMES Please note: When the common name is not cited on the illustration and can be included here, the scientific name referred to on the plate is also included below in italic type to facilitate identification. Also, a very few odd spellings contained on the original plates have been corrected here. A Anteater, Great Ape: Barbary; Active Gibbon Argali, Bearded Ash-Coloured or [African] Grey (Parrot) Ass (Asinus Hamar) Axis, Spotted B Badger

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illustrations of his private menagerie at Knowsley, Lancashire (The Knowsley Menagerie), he produced his first Book of Nonsense for the Earl’s grandchildren. Best known as a writer of nonsense verse and limericks, his artistic achievements are also considerable, not least among them the plates from the Naturalist’s Library contained herein (see pages 42-46). Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page NOTE Mammals Birds Fishes Insects INDEX OF COMMON NAMES DOVER PICTORIAL ARCHIVE SERIES Mammals

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