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Lizars Collection

Background imageLizars Collection: Annas hummingbird, Calypte anna

Annas hummingbird, Calypte anna (Duchess of Rivolis hummingbird, Trochilus anna). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars from Sir William Jardines Naturalists Library: Ornithology

Background imageLizars Collection: Juan Fernandez firecrown, Sephanoides fernandensis (female)

Juan Fernandez firecrown, Sephanoides fernandensis (female). Critically endangered. (Stokes hummingbird, Trochilus stokesii)

Background imageLizars Collection: White-eared hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis

White-eared hummingbird, Hylocharis leucotis (Trochilus leucotis). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars from Sir William Jardines Naturalists Library: Ornithology: Hummingbirds, Edinburgh

Background imageLizars Collection: Linnaeus / Lizars

Linnaeus / Lizars
CARL VON LINNE, ka LINNAEUS Swedish naturalist in Lapland dress, 1732

Background imageLizars Collection: Manchu man, Mongol with pigtail, and Eleuth Mongol man

Manchu man, Mongol with pigtail, and Eleuth Mongol man
Manchu (Niuchi) man, Mongol with moustache and pigtail, and Eleuth Mongol man. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by Charles Hamilton Smith from his Natural History of

Background imageLizars Collection: Bearded seal, Erignathus barbatus

Bearded seal, Erignathus barbatus (Great bearded seal, Phoca barbata). North Seas. From a specimen in Edinburgh Royal Museum. Handcoloured steel engraving by W.H

Background imageLizars Collection: Kraken attacking a fishing boat off the coast of Angola

Kraken attacking a fishing boat off the coast of Angola
Kraken or giant cuttlefish attacking a fishing boat off the coast of Angola. After a description by Pierre Denys de Montfort in his Natural History of the Mollusca

Background imageLizars Collection: Great sea serpent seen off the coast of Greenland in 1734

Great sea serpent seen off the coast of Greenland in 1734, Scoliophis atlanticus. From a description by Hans Egede. Steel engraving by W.H

Background imageLizars Collection: Northern ghost bat and spectral bat

Northern ghost bat and spectral bat
Northern ghost bat or white box-tailed bat, Diclidurus albus, and spectral bat or false vampire bat, Vampyrus spectrum. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by Charles

Background imageLizars Collection: Armored catfish species, Acanthicus hystrix

Armored catfish species, Acanthicus hystrix. Porcupine acanthicus, Acanthicus histrix. Fort St. Joaquin in the distance. Handcoloured steel engraving by W.H

Background imageLizars Collection: Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811), German zoologist

Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811), German zoologist and botanist. Portrait engraved on steel by W.H. Lizars, from Sir William Jardines The Naturalists Library, 1833, Edinburgh

Background imageLizars Collection: Kalmyk man and Japanese sumo wrestler

Kalmyk man and Japanese sumo wrestler with chonmage (topknot) and beard. Swarthy Kalmucks, Eleuth and Japanese prizefighter. Mongoles

Background imageLizars Collection: Chinese man and Nogai Tatar man

Chinese man and Nogai Tatar man
Chinese man and Tatar man of the Nogai Horde. Mongolic Races. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by Charles Hamilton Smith from his Natural History of the Human Species

Background imageLizars Collection: The Aztec king Montezuma II and Tuscarora

The Aztec king Montezuma II and Tuscarora
Portrait of Montezuma II, Aztec Emperor of Mexico, in gold crown and gorgette, and of David Cusick, a Tuscarora Baptist preacher and author, in western clothes

Background imageLizars Collection: Tattooed man of Halmahera, Maluku Islands

Tattooed man of Halmahera, Maluku Islands
Tattooed man of Halmahera (Gilolo), Maluku Islands (Moluccas), and Berilla, an Edjow Galla, Abyssinia (Caucaso-Ethiop). Copied from an illustration in Henry Salts A Voyage to Abyssinia, 1814

Background imageLizars Collection: Violet-backed starling, Cinnyricinclus leucogaster

Violet-backed starling, Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (White-bodied grakle, Lamprotornis leucogaster). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson

Background imageLizars Collection: Splendid glossy starling (Senegal), Lamprotornis splendidus

Splendid glossy starling (Senegal), Lamprotornis splendidus chrysonotis (Golden eared grakle, Lamprotornis chrysonotis). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by

Background imageLizars Collection: Pied crow, Corvus albus

Pied crow, Corvus albus. (Senegal white-backed crow, Corvus leuconotus.) Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western Africa

Background imageLizars Collection: Lizard buzzard, Kaupifalco monogrammicus

Lizard buzzard, Kaupifalco monogrammicus. (Black-chinned gosshawk, Aster monogrammicus.) Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds

Background imageLizars Collection: Titlepage with vignette of Guinea turaco and violet turaco

Titlepage with vignette of Guinea turaco and violet turaco
Titlepage with vignette of Guinea turaco, Tauraco persa buffoni, and violet turaco, Musophaga violacea. Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by James Stewart

Background imageLizars Collection: White-crowned robin-chat, Cossypha albicapilla

White-crowned robin-chat, Cossypha albicapilla (Lesser white-crowned rock thrush, Petrocincla albicapilla). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John

Background imageLizars Collection: Red-tailed leaflove, Phyllastrephus scandens

Red-tailed leaflove, Phyllastrephus scandens
Red-tailed leaflove or climbing leaflove, Phyllastrephus scandens. Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western Africa in

Background imageLizars Collection: Oriole warbler, Hypergerus atriceps

Oriole warbler, Hypergerus atriceps. (Oriale babbler, Crateropus oriolides.) Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western

Background imageLizars Collection: Sooty falcon, Falco concolor

Sooty falcon, Falco concolor. Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western Africa in Sir William Jardines Naturalists

Background imageLizars Collection: Northern black-flycatcher, Melaenornis edolioides

Northern black-flycatcher, Melaenornis edolioides. (Walking drongo shrike, Melasoma edolioides.) Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his

Background imageLizars Collection: Red-shouldered cuckooshrike, Campephaga phoenicea

Red-shouldered cuckooshrike, Campephaga phoenicea
Red-shouldered cuckooshrike, male, Campephaga phoenicea. (Crimson-shouldered caterpillar catcher.) Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson

Background imageLizars Collection: White-crested helmetshrike, Prionops plumatus

White-crested helmetshrike, Prionops plumatus. (White plumed shrike.) Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western Africa in

Background imageLizars Collection: Yellow-crowned gonolek, Laniarius barbarus

Yellow-crowned gonolek, Laniarius barbarus
Yellow-crowned gonolek or common gonolek, Laniarius barbarus. (Barbary bush shrike, yellow-crowned bush shrike, Malaconotus barbarus)

Background imageLizars Collection: Orange-breasted bushshrike, Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus

Orange-breasted bushshrike, Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus
Orange-breasted bushshrike or sulphur-breasted bushshrike, Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus. (Orange-breasted bush shrike, Malaconotus chrysagaster)

Background imageLizars Collection: Olive bushshrike, Chlorophoneus olivaceus

Olive bushshrike, Chlorophoneus olivaceus (Large grey-headed bush shirke, Malaconutus olivaceus). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson

Background imageLizars Collection: Head of the Guinea turaco, Tauraco persa buffoni

Head of the Guinea turaco, Tauraco persa buffoni. Senegal touraco, Corythaix senegalensis. Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds

Background imageLizars Collection: Head of the western plantain-eater, Crinifer piscator

Head of the western plantain-eater, Crinifer piscator (Variegated plantain eater, crested plantain eater, Chizoeris variegata)

Background imageLizars Collection: Red-necked falcon, Falco chicquera ruficollis

Red-necked falcon, Falco chicquera ruficollis. (Rufous-necked falcon, Falco ruficollis.) Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds

Background imageLizars Collection: Head of the violet turaco, Musophaga violacea

Head of the violet turaco, Musophaga violacea
Head of the violet turaco, Violet plantain eater, Musophaga violacea. Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western Africa in

Background imageLizars Collection: Yellow-fronted canary (Senegal), Crithagra mozambica

Yellow-fronted canary (Senegal), Crithagra mozambica caniceps (Yellow-rumped bullfinch, Crithagra chrysopyga). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John

Background imageLizars Collection: Cape bunting, Emberiza capensis

Cape bunting, Emberiza capensis (Yellow-bellied bunting, Fringillaria capensis). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of

Background imageLizars Collection: Red-winged pytilia, Pytilia phoenicoptera

Red-winged pytilia, Pytilia phoenicoptera (Red-winged bengaly, Pytilia phaenicoptera). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of

Background imageLizars Collection: Cut-throat finch, Amadina fasciata

Cut-throat finch, Amadina fasciata
Cut-throat finch or ribbon finch, Amadina fasciata. Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western Africa in Sir William

Background imageLizars Collection: Black-winged red bishop, Euplectes hordeaceus

Black-winged red bishop, Euplectes hordeaceus (Crimson-crowned weaver, Euplectes flammiceps). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his

Background imageLizars Collection: Olive-naped weaver, Ploceus brachypterus

Olive-naped weaver, Ploceus brachypterus
Olive-naped weaver or round-winged weaver, Ploceus brachypterus. Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western Africa in Sir

Background imageLizars Collection: African cuckoo-hawk, Aviceda cuculoides

African cuckoo-hawk, Aviceda cuculoides
African cuckoo-hawk or cuckoo falcon, Aviceda cuculoides. Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western Africa in Sir William

Background imageLizars Collection: Illuminated calendar for September 1846

Illuminated calendar for September 1846
Calendar for September with figures of Micah and St. Matthew, quote from Timothy, disciple, woman with scales, birds, foliage and castles. From an illuminated Book of Hours of the Duke the Anjou

Background imageLizars Collection: Reindeer or caribou, Rangifer tarandus

Reindeer or caribou, Rangifer tarandus. After an engraving by William Lizars. Handcoloured lithograph from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural History

Background imageLizars Collection: Skeleton of an extinct Irish elk, Megaloceros giganteus

Skeleton of an extinct Irish elk, Megaloceros giganteus (Cervus giganteus) with human skeleton. After an engraving by William Lizars

Background imageLizars Collection: European roe deer, Capreolus capreolus

European roe deer, Capreolus capreolus (Roe deer, Cervus capreolus). Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by James Stewart from William Jardines Naturalists Library

Background imageLizars Collection: Red deer stag, Cervus elaphus

Red deer stag, Cervus elaphus. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by James Stewart from William Jardines Naturalists Library, Edinburgh, 1836

Background imageLizars Collection: European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus

European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus (Rabbit or burrowing hare, Lepus cuniculus). Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by James Stewart from William Jardines Naturalists

Background imageLizars Collection: Hare, Lepus timidus in winter pelage

Hare, Lepus timidus in winter pelage (White hare, Lepus variabilis). Handcoloured steel engraving by Lizars after an illustration by James Stewart from William Jardines Naturalists Library



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