Orange Tailed Bee & Moss Carder Bee 1840 Original Hand Colored Engraving Print
Orange Tailed-Bee (B. lapidaries) Moss or Carder Bee (B. muscorum) 1840 Print
Issued: Original hand-colored engraving from “The Naturalist's Library” by Sir. William Jardine (1751-1813).
Published 1840 by Edinburgh printer and engraver William Home Lizars with illustrations by James Duncan (insect volumes) and Edward Lear.
Print is in very good or better condition with trivial toning mainly around the margins and slight age browning. Overall presentable and attractive well worthy of hanging for display. Blank on verso.
Print measures c. WxH – 3 ¾ x 6 3/8 inches.