While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Petty Chaps Nest & Eggs BTN62 $145
Full margins not shown.
Each print measures
approximately 9 1/4 inches by 12 inches.
We are delighted to offer these
hand colored engravings from the 1845 edition of James
Boltonís Harmonia Ruralis; Or, An Essay Towards a
Natural History of British Song Birds: Illustrated with
Figures, the Size of Life, of the Birds, Male and
Female, in Their Most Natural Attitudes; Their Nests and
James Bolton (c1733-1799) was an
English painter, illustrator and naturalist who lived
around Halifax for his entire life. He was an avid
student of flora and fauna of the field and published a
book on ferns and another on fungi before creating what is
surely his masterpiece, the Harmonia Ruralis. The
original drawings for this work were on vellum, and two are
still in the collection of the Earl of Derby.
References include: Nissen IVB 115;
Zimmer p. 64; Wood p. 247; Mengel 310.
As our audience may have discerned,
we are avid collectors of nest & eggs prints of every
type. This work is surely the pinnacle of such
collecting; perhaps the seminal work of its type. While
some editions of the Harmonia were poorly executed, this
one is spectacularly illustrated, finely engraved &
superbly hand colored. Many consider this Bohn
edition to be the finest produced. There are no praises great
enough to express the attraction of these beautiful
The condition of the engravings is
excellent, with high quality, heavy paper, strong plate marks and no
foxing as can be seen by the photos. The hand
colouring is original to the time of issue. Each print
measures approximately 9 1/4 inches by 12 inches with ample margins. The relevant original descriptive text is included
with the bird prints, not with the nests and eggs. Each
print includes a copy of the title page.
The photos are very accurate, so please review
carefully. All our prints are authentic antique prints
and guaranteed to be from the date stated. These prints
are about 165 years old.
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orders. Washington state residents pay Washington state sales tax. Shipping for this item is
$8.95. Items can be combined to save on postage. International shipping starts at $25 for any number of prints and buyers are responsible for all customs duties.
Our environment is smoke free. We pack professionally using only new materials. All items are beautifully wrapped and suitable for sending directly as
gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied.
To order you may call us at 1-888-PANTEEK
(1-888-726-8335), or email.