George Shaw & Frederick Nodder

Lot 457: Shaw & Nodder - 10 Fish Engravings

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

April 21, 2018
Franklin, TN, US

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Description: The Naturalist's Miscellany was a monumental 24-volume work, known for its wide range of birds, reptiles, insects, quadrupeds, sea life, and botanicals. These prints are highly sought after by collectors for their extremely decorative and whimsical nature. George Shaw authored the work, providing details for the over 1000 species described therein. Fredrick Nodder was the engraver for most of the work. After his death in 1800, however, his son took over the position. This particular engraving was published between 1789 and 1793.

Each engraving features beautiful, original hand-coloring on woven, J. Whatman watermarked paper. The original descriptive text (sometimes in both English and Latin) is included with each engraving.

George Shaw was a doctor, Fellow of the Royal Society, co-founder of the Linnean Society, and a zoologist of the British Museum. He was also the first to publish a scientific description of the platypus which was done in his noted work with Frederick Nodder, the Naturalist’s Miscellany.
Dimensions: ~ 5 7/8" by 9 1/2"
Artist or Maker: George Shaw & Frederick Nodder
Medium: Originally Hand-colored Engraving
Date: 1789-1793
Condition Report: The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections or occasional fox marks to be expected with age. Some of the plates in the work have extremely light text offset as well. Please review the image below carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.
Literature: The Naturalist's Miscellany
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