Wow! This is a gorgeous hand-colored steel engraving of a Prionus Cervicornis beetle, rescued from the pages of "The Naturalist's Library" by Sir William Jardine in 1835. Sir William Jardine was a Scottish naturalist who brought natural history to Victorian society with his forty acclaimed volumes of "The Naturalist's Library" (1833-1843). Published by W.H. Lizars in Edinburgh.
Size: 6 1/2 x 4 1/4"