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Vivarium Naturae, the Naturalist's Miscellany, by George Shaw (1751-1813) and Frederick Polydor Nodder (1773-1801) was published between 1790-1813 in monthly parts. George Shaw was the first zoologist to concentrate on Australian species and the first to depict the Kiwi.

The majority of the plates are by Richard Nodder, Frederick's son. It includes 281 plates of birds, 256 insecs (of which 162 are butterflies or moths), 164 fish, 84 shells, 58 reptiles or amphibians, 32 mammals or mrsupials and of the remaining 191 plates, 14 are of custacea.

Crested penguin

$340.00 USD
(includes shipping)

Crested Penguin   Plate 437:

Price: US$340.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand-colored engraving from Vivarium Naturae, the Naturalist's Miscellany published from 1790-1813.

Printed on Whatman paper.

Artist:  Richard Nodder

Print size: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (14 x 23.5cm) approximately.
Condition: Excellent, please see larger image.
Text: accompanied by text.

Shaw & Nodder, Californian Quail

$260.00 USD
(includes shipping)

Californian Quail   Plate 345:

Price: US$260.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand-colored engraving from Vivarium Naturae, the Naturalist's Miscellany published from 1790-1813.

Printed on Whatman paper. This print shows watermark.

Artist:  Richard Nodder

Print size: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (14 x 23.5cm) approximately.
Condition: Excellent, closely trimmed on left of page, please see larger image.
Text: accompanied by text.

Shaw & Nodder, Common Sparrow

$240.00 USD
(includes shipping)

Common Sparrow   Plate 923:

Price: US$240.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand-colored engraving from Vivarium Naturae, the Naturalist's Miscellany published from 1790-1813.

Printed on Whatman paper.

Artist:  Richard Nodder

Print size: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (14 x 23.5cm) approximately.
Condition: Excellent, please see larger image.
Text: accompanied by text.

Shaw & Nodder, Red-tailed Tropic-bird

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Red-tailed Tropic-bird   Plate 177:

Price: US$215.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand-colored engraving from Vivarium Naturae, the Naturalist's Miscellany published from 1790-1813.

Printed on Whatman paper.

Artist:  Richard Nodder

Print size: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (14 x 23.5cm) approximately.
Condition: Excellent, please see larger image.
Text: accompanied by text.

Shaw, Eastern Rosella

$260.00 USD
(includes shipping)

Nonpareil Parakeet, (Eastern Rosella):

Price: US$260.00 (includes shipping costs)


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Original hand-colored engraving from General Zoology and Systematic Natural History London, 1806.

On woven paper.

Artist:  Mrs Griffith

Print size: 5 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (14 x 23.5cm) approximately.
Condition: Excellent, please see larger image.
Text: NO text.