Donovans Humble Bee, Great Humble Bee of Valparaiso 1840 Original Print
Donovans Humble Bee (B.Donovanellus) Great Humble Bee (B. grandis) 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 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches.