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Golden Ground Beetle, Hand Colored Engraving

Fantastic details! An authentic steel engraving with an original hand-colored finish, rescued from a dis-bounded volume of The Naturalist's Library by Sir William Jardine, published in 1835. Jardine made natural history available to all levels of Victorian society by editing and issuing the hugely popular forty volumes of The Naturalist's Library (1833-1843). The work was published in Edinburgh by W. H. Lizars.

Condition: Age-appropriate wear. Paper toning in accordance with the print's age. Marks/stains as per photo. Wear around the edges and minor paper loss might be present in some prints. Please refer to each print's photo to get a better understanding of the condition.

Year: c.1835 - 187 years old

Size: 4.0" x 6.0" (10cm x 15cm)