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001ins:
 
1885 Beetles. Nicely hand colored antique engraving of many types of beetles, from a German natural history text. The name of each beetle, in German and Latin, appears below the image. 13x17 in. $80


002ins:
 
1890 Crab Spider. Color lithograph from a natural history text, titled "Crab Spider, or Matoudou." Shows a spider feeding on a dead bird. There is a crease in the upper right corner of the margin, but the image is not affected. Otherwise, condition is excellent.
9x12 in. $50


008ins:
 1892 Antique lithograph of butterflies. Excellent condition. Wilhelm Greve, Berlin.
8x11 in. $40


009ins:
 1892 Antique lithograph of butterflies. Excellent condition. Wilhelm Greve, Berlin.
8x11 in. $40


014ins:
 1895 Antique print of beautifully hand colored butterflies. Excellent condition.
8x11 in. $40


015ins:
 1854 Antique lithograph by Rich H. Pease Albany of butterflies. Excellent condition. 8x11 in. $50


017ins:
 1750 Plate #87 from Histoire Naturele, Insect. Antique print of beautifully hand colored copper engraving of butterflies and larvae. Excellent condition. 8.5x11.5 in. $80



018ins:
 1750 Plate #87 from Histoire Naturele, Insect. Antique print of beautifully hand colored copper engraving of butterflies and larvae. Excellent condition. 8.5x11.5 in. $80



021ins:
 Circa 1895 Pair of antique lithographs of beautifully colored butterflies. Excellent condition. 8x11 in. $80


024ins:
 1750 Plate #67 from Histoire Naturele, Insect. Antique print of beautifully hand colored copper engraving of Sphinx moths and larvae. Excellent condition.
8.5x11.5 in. $80


025ins:
 1750 Plate #81 from Histoire Naturele, Insect. Antique print of beautifully hand colored copper engraving of moths and silkworm larvae. Excellent condition.
8.5x11.5 in. $80



028ins:
Color lithograph from the State of New York Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission's Annual Reports. "Elm Borers and Elm Bark Louse." Published by L. H. Joutel in 1900. Printed by James B. Lyon, State Printer.
8x11 in. $30


035ins:
1809 Hand colored copper engraving from Entomology showing many crawling and flying insects with their Latin names. Published by James Cundee, Albion Press, London.
10-1/2 x 8-1/4 in. $60



036ins:
1809 Hand colored copper engraving from Entomology showing several types of beetles, bees, flies, spiders, and other insects. Included on page is a Streaked Crab and Norway Crab on bottom of page.
10-1/2 x 8-1/4 in. $60


 
038ins:
1798 Hand colored engraving titled Insects. Published as the act directs by G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row. Sixteen figures show the various body structures of insects from that generation.
16-1/2 x 11 in. $120


 

039ins:
1837 Hand colored copper engraved set showing the 1. Prionus corticinus on bottom left and 2. Lophonocerus barbicornis on top left. Engraving on right shows the 1. Buprestis chrysis, 2.Buprestis sternicornis, 3. Buprestis bicolor, and 4. Buprestis amoena. Edinburgh engraver William Home Lizars; Published in London for a series by Sir William Jardine called The Naturalist's Library.
These are a type of beetle.
 Each  engraving measures:
6-1/2 x 4 in.
Price for this set is: $80



040ins:
1837 Hand colored copper engraved set showing on left, the Limacodes Micilia in images 1 & 2, and in images 3,4 & 5 the Doratifera vulnerans species of butterfly moth. Engraving on right in set shows the 1. Seitellera Dispar, native to China; 2. Pentatoma rutilans, native to Sierra Leone; and 3. Raphigaster incarnatus, native to China. Published in London for a series by Sir William Jardine called The Naturalist's Library by Edinburgh engraver William Home Lizars. Each engraving measures:
6-1/2 x 4 in.
Price for this set is: $80



041ins:
1837 Copper engraving in Plate 14 of the New Holland Anostostoma Australasiae, otherwise known as the Giant King Cricket. Engraver is Edinburgh engraver
William Home Lizars.
6-1/2 x 4 in. $60



042ins:
1869 Hand colored steel engraving showing the pupa, larvae, caterpillar and adult-sized moths flitting about.
10-1/2 x 8 in. $80



045ins:
1893 Hand colored lithograph showing Introduced Australian Ladybirds, or what's commonly known as ladybugs. Featured in the Report of Entomologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Plate II. Shown are various sizes and
colors of ladybirds.
9 x 5-1/2 in. $50



046ins:
1839 Hand colored copper engraving showing 10 figures of various beetles, including the Hercules beetle in center. It is the most famous and the largest of the rhinoceros beetles. It is native to the rainforests of Central America, South America, and the Lesser Antilles.
8-1/2 x 5 in. $100



047ins:
C.1839 Hand colored copper engraving showing the immense Hercules Beetle (Dynastinae). Hercules beetles are the largest of the rhinoceros beetles and are a subfamily of the scarab beetle family. They are herbivorous insects named for the horn-like projections on and around the heads of males. Most are black, gray, or greenish in color, and some are covered in soft hairs. Rhinoceros beetles can grow up to 6 inches, making them some of the largest beetles around.
8 x 5 in. $100



048ins:
1839 Hand color copper engraved butterfly image set which shows various stages of the butterfly and caterpillar in TAV. 69 & 70. Each image measures:
8-1/2 x 5 in.
Sold as set.
$100


049ins:
1805 Hand colored copper engraving showing the head and trunk of the bee of V. vulgaris magnified. From sheet titled Vespa. Published in London by G. Kearsley.
9 x 6 in. $80



050ins:
1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Apis showing the magnified trunk and species of bee. Shown is the Queen bee, the drone, the terrestris, hortorum, lapidaria and the mellifica or Common Bee. Published by G. Kearsley in London.
9 x 6 in. $80


051ins:
C.1870 Hand colored wood engraving showing in Plate V a type of moth flitting about the flowery branches with its chrysalis attached on a bare branch nearby.
8 x 5-1/2 in. $60



052ins:
1870 Hand colored wood engraving showing in Plate XVIII flying insects supping sweet nectar from the flowers while one rests on a
 branch sunning himself.
8 x 5-1/2 in. $60



053ins:
1870 Hand colored wood engraving showing in Plate II a rhinoceros beetle with a long, pointed snout and other lesser beetles scavenging
upon the forest floor.
8 x 5-1/2 in. $60



054ins:
1870 Hand colored wood engraving showing in Plate I a spotted beetle, a pinching beetle (Pseudolucanus placidus), beetle larvae, a striped flying beetle, and a long, brown beetle with along brown snout and flat wings surrounding its body.
8 x 5-1/2 in. $60


 

055ins:
1870 Hand colored wood engraving showing in Plate IV three types of beetles. The upper one is dark blue with yellow markings and spots, possibly a Tumbling Flower beetle; the middle one is reminiscent of a Willow Leaf beetle and the one in the foreground has detailed markings like a locust borer beetle. There are thousands of species of beetles on this planet, all very similar that it's difficult to identify these.
8 x 5-1/2 in. $60



056ins:
1870 Hand colored wood engraving showing in Plate III a large yellow and black scavenging beetle, and a blue pincher beetle on right and light brown beetle top left foraging for food in the forest.
8 x 5-1/2 in. $60



057ins:
1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Vespa showing the inside of a Wasp's Nest which is about a 4th of the natural size. Published in
London by G. Kearsley.
9 x 6 in. $80



059ins:
1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Vespa showing the beehive nest of a V. holsatica or Tree Wasp, whole, with a section removed and the tree wasp on bottom. Published in London by G. Kearsley.
9 x 6 in. $80



060ins:
1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Sphex showing five categories of bees, from atrox (one of the rarest, North African bee), flavifrons (or yellow-head bumblebee), tropica (tropical bee), radula (mollusk-type) and maculata (Tarrantula-type hairy legs). Published in
London by G. Kearsley.
9 x 6 in. $80



061ins:
1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Termes showing a Pregnant Queen or female (bee) in her natural size and her egg sack below. Top of image shows the male, Labourer, Soldier and female bee. Center of image shows the soldier and its magnified head on the left and the labourer and its magnified head on right. Below that is the natural size of the winged male next to the
natural size of the King.
9 x 6 in. $80



062ins:
C.1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Entomology (Study of Insects) in Plate III showing 23 varieties of beetles and winged insects from Genus 12
through Genus 21.
11 x 8 in. $100



063ins:
C.1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Entomology showing the large Sphinx moth surrounded by several varieties of crawling and winged insects like the prehistoric sow bug, the common fly, the wasp, and other insect species.
10-1/2 x 8 in. $100



064ins:
C.1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Entomology, Order Ceoeoptera showing the Genus Coccinella otherwise known as the Ladybird Beetle in various forms. Seen in Plate XIII.
11 x 8 in. $120


065ins:
1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Cynips showing the magnified larva and pupa of the male and female C. Rosce or flying black wasp. Published in London by G. Kearsley.
9 x 6 in. $80



066ins:
1805 Hand colored copper engraving from Apis which shows A terrestris muscorum (bees, yellow jackets) with the nests considerably reduced in size. Published in London
by G. Kearsley.
9 x 6 in. $80



067ins:
C.1805 Rare hand colored copper engraving showing 5 Figures of insects from the Histoire Naturelle (Natural History). Figure 1 shows a Tarantulla. Figures 2 & 3 and show large black spiders, one possibly a Daddy-Long-Legs. A Centipede is shown in Figure 4 and a Scorpion is shown in Figure 5. These are displayed in Plate LXXXIII.
15-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. $200



068ins:
1855 Hand colored wood engraving showing the Entomological Illustrations in Natural History. Image features colorful butterflies, beetles, moths, a grasshopper, bees, and a large black and yellow spider on its web. Featured in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion.
16 x 11 in. $80


 
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