Donovan's Naturalist's Repository 1823

While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.

Speckled Manakin DRB19 $65
Each print measures approximately 5 3/4 inches by 9 1/4 inches.

We are currently offering a selection of prints from Edward Donovanís wonderful Naturalist's Repository, published in 1823. These are prized for the artistry and composition of each print, and the exotic beauty of the prints with their fine, intense hand coloring. Donovan drew the subjects from his own museum & the collections of such famous scientists as Sir Joseph Banks & Drury. As a wealthy prominent naturalist, Donovan had entree to all the great collections of the time. Each single print measures approximately 5 3/4 inches wide by 9 1/4 inches long. Prints are accompanied by the relevant original descriptive text.

The condition of these prints is very good. The paper is a beautiful cream and the sheer beauty of the hand coloring is stunning. There a little or no foxing, with characteristic strong plate marks on Whatman paper, some bearing the Whatman watermark. The photos are very accurate, so please review carefully. All our prints are authentic hand colored antique prints, and the Donovanís are about 180 years old. These prints are particularly prized for the large and colorful nature of the subjects, and many of Donovan's prints are absolute jewels. THESE PRINTS ARE EXTREMELY RARE.  

We accept credit cards & PayPal. 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 is $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, or send email to


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