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Jardine Exotic Moths Hand Colored Engraving

Fantastic details and colors on this authentic hand-colored steel engraving, rescued from a dis-bounded volume of The Naturalist's Library by Sir William Jardine, published in 1835. These plates feature exotic moths, butterflies, and caterpillars. 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.1840 - 182 years old

Size: 4.0" x 6.25" (10cm x 16cm)