Fish Assorted Odds 1 .

Antique Fish prints by Edward Donovan (1768–1837) who was an Anglo Irish writer, natural history illustrator and amateur zoologist.

Born in Cork, Ireland, Donovan was an avid collector of natural history specimens purchased mainly at auctions of specimens from voyages of exploration. He was a Fellow of the Linnean Society and the Wernerian Natural History Society which gave him access to the best collections and libraries in London. It was quite common for private collectors to open small public museums, and in 1807 he founded the London Museum and Institute of Natural History.

Donovan was, at first, the very successful author of a number of natural history titles, including Natural History of British Birds (1792-97), Natural History of British Insects (1792-1813) , Natural History of British Fishes (1802-08) and the two-volume Descriptive Excursions through South Wales and Monmouthshire in the Year 1804, and the Four Preceding Summers (1805) and the short-lived Botanical Review, or the Beauties of Flora (London, 1789–90). He also wrote articles on natural history in Rees's Cyclopædia and undertook commissions for private albums of his botanical artwork.   Many of the engraved plates were finished by hand.




Flat Fish plate No 42

Original hand coloured copper engraving  with gum arabic/ varnish heightening by Edward Donovan for his folio "Natural History of British Fishes"Information on Donovan Published London, Dec.1, 1806 by E. Donovan & J. Rivington Size of image 20 x 11.5cm   £18 unmounted
 


Flat Fish plate No 75

Original hand coloured copper engraving  with gum arabic/ varnish heightening by Edward Donovan for his folio "Natural History of British Fishes"Information on Donovan Published London, Dec.1, 1806 by E. Donovan & J. Rivington Size of image 20 x 11.5cm   £18 unmounted
 


Fish plate No 71

Original hand coloured copper engraving  with gum arabic/ varnish heightening by Edward Donovan for his folio "Natural History of British Fishes"Information on Donovan Published London, Dec.1, 1806 by E. Donovan & J. Rivington Size of image 20 x 11.5cm   £18 unmounted
 



Cross Eyed Fish plate No ?

Original hand coloured copper engraving  with gum arabic/ varnish heightening by Edward Donovan for his folio "Natural History of British Fishes"Information on Donovan Published London, Dec.1, 1806 by E. Donovan & J. Rivington Size of image 20 x 11.5cm   £18 unmounted page lightly toned
 


  Fish plate No 45

Original hand coloured copper engraving  with gum arabic/ varnish heightening by Edward Donovan for his folio "Natural History of British Fishes"Information on Donovan Published London, Dec.1, 1806 by E. Donovan & J. Rivington Size of image 20 x 11.5cm   £18 unmounted
 



 Fish plate No 50

Original hand coloured copper engraving  with gum arabic/ varnish heightening by Edward Donovan for his folio "Natural History of British Fishes"Information on Donovan Published London, Dec.1, 1806 by E. Donovan & J. Rivington Size of image 20 x 11.5cm   £18 unmounted
 


Fish plate No 48

Original hand coloured copper engraving  with gum arabic/ varnish heightening by Edward Donovan for his folio "Natural History of British Fishes"Information on Donovan Published London, Dec.1, 1806 by E. Donovan & J. Rivington Size of image 20 x 11.5cm   £18 unmounted
 


Pike
 Hand tinted aquatint plate from the book Interesting Selections from Animated Nature with Illustrative Scenery Designed and Engraved by William Daniell (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, [ca. 1807-1812],  22 x 16 cm plus borders etc  This contained 120 aquatint plates tree images included on botanic pages £30 inc delivery


Sturgeon
 Hand tinted aquatint plate from the book Interesting Selections from Animated Nature with Illustrative Scenery Designed and Engraved by William Daniell (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, [ca. 1807-1812],  22 x 16 cm plus borders etc  This contained 120 aquatint plates tree images included on botanic pages £30 inc delivery x 2



Trout, Pike etc
from NATURAL HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, for the use of young people. Part III. reptiles, amphibia, fishes, insects, worms, molluscs, zoophytes, &c. Adapted from the German of Professor von Schubert edited by W.F.KIRBY.Published by S.P.C.K. ., 1889. Folio.one of 30 fine double-page hand-coloured lithograph plates  £15 ea unmounted These were intended to assemble as a 'timeline'


Minnow, Barbel. Salmon etc
from NATURAL HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, for the use of young people. Part III. reptiles, amphibia, fishes, insects, worms, molluscs, zoophytes, &c. Adapted from the German of Professor von Schubert edited by W.F.KIRBY.Published by S.P.C.K. ., 1889. Folio.one of 30 fine double-page hand-coloured lithograph plates  £15 ea unmounted These were intended to assemble as a 'timeline'


Bream, Roach etc
from NATURAL HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, for the use of young people. Part III. reptiles, amphibia, fishes, insects, worms, molluscs, zoophytes, &c. Adapted from the German of Professor von Schubert edited by W.F.KIRBY.Published by S.P.C.K. ., 1889. Folio.one of 30 fine double-page hand-coloured lithograph plates  £15 ea unmounted These were intended to assemble as a 'timeline'
 


Star gazer, Cod etc
from NATURAL HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, for the use of young people. Part III. reptiles, amphibia, fishes, insects, worms, molluscs, zoophytes, &c. Adapted from the German of Professor von Schubert edited by W.F.KIRBY.Published by S.P.C.K. ., 1889. Folio.one of 30 fine double-page hand-coloured lithograph plates  £15 ea unmounted These were intended to assemble as a 'timeline'


Sunfish, Eels etc
from NATURAL HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, for the use of young people. Part III. reptiles, amphibia, fishes, insects, worms, molluscs, zoophytes, &c. Adapted from the German of Professor von Schubert edited by W.F.KIRBY.Published by S.P.C.K. ., 1889. Folio.one of 30 fine double-page hand-coloured lithograph plates  £15 ea unmounted These were intended to assemble as a 'timeline'



Rays Lampreys etc
from NATURAL HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, for the use of young people. Part III. reptiles, amphibia, fishes, insects, worms, molluscs, zoophytes, &c. Adapted from the German of Professor von Schubert edited by W.F.KIRBY.Published by S.P.C.K. ., 1889. Folio.one of 30 fine double-page hand-coloured lithograph plates  £15 ea unmounted These were intended to assemble as a 'timeline'



Sharks
from NATURAL HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM, for the use of young people. Part III. reptiles, amphibia, fishes, insects, worms, molluscs, zoophytes, &c. Adapted from the German of Professor von Schubert edited by W.F.KIRBY.Published by S.P.C.K. ., 1889. Folio.one of 30 fine double-page hand-coloured lithograph plates  £15 ea unmounted These were intended to assemble as a 'timeline'


Icthyology Plate 1; order Abdominales genus Salmo . . Salmon Trout, Salmon etc
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm  x 5
 

Icthyology Plate 1V; order Abdominales genus Polynemus/Clupea/Cyprinus. . . . . herring,Carp
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £15 one is  creased engraving is complete sorry bad pic


Icthyology Plate V; order Abdominales genus Silurus /Loricaria/ Cobitis etc. . . . .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £15 x 3


Icthyology Plate X1; order Thoracici genus Sciaea / Gasterosteus /Trachythys / Scomber . . . . .Mackerel etc
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £15  . . . x 4 copies on one slight corner loss


Icthyology Plate VII; order Thoracici genus Sparus . . . . Gilt Head etc
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £15 fx 4


Icthyology Plate VII; order Thoracici genus Perca . . . . Perch
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £15  .
  . .untinted x 2


Icthyology Plate VIII; order Thoracici genus Labrus. . . .
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £15  x 2


Icthyology Plate I; order Apodes genus Synbrachus etc
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £15


Icthyology Plate I; order Apodes genus Stromateus etc. . . swordfish, wolf fish etc
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £15 x 3


Icthyology Plate ; order Pleuronectes genus Chaetodon. . . flounder etc
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18 


Icthyology Thoraci Gilt Head etc
Antique copper engraving p ublished as the Act directs, 1811 or 1814 edition , from  either 'Cyclopedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending compiled by John Wilkes(1750-1810, of Milland House, Sussex)  or the earlier version published 1811 and later sold as part of Gilbert's Atlas of the Earth  ie same pics sold in two formats but identical  . . . .an important 19th Century encyclopaedia which was regarded by some as subversive when it first appeared. It was edited by Revd. Abraham Rees (1743–1825)..The majority of the engravings were produced by Sydenham Edwards (artist) and by engravers such as Wilson Lowry & John Farey, Jr.& John  Scott . Published by Longman,Hurst Rees Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row London . Page size 21 x 27 cm unmounted £18


Icthyology Plate ; CCCVII engraved by G.Aikman and published by Black's Edinburgh, 1846.. Page size 21 x 27 cm £15


Icthyology Plate ; CCCV engraved by G.Aikman and published by Black's Edinburgh, 1846.. Page size 21 x 27 cm £15


Icthyology Plate ; CCCV! engraved by G.Aikman and published by Black's Edinburgh, 1846.. Page size 21 x 27 cm £15


Icthyology Plate ; CCCII engraved by G.Aikman and published by Black's Edinburgh, 1846.. Page size 21 x 27 cm £15