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Plate 69 Butterflies (1870)

These gorgeous hand colored print come from the 1870 printing of Oliver Goldsmith’s “A history of the earth and animated nature”. Published by Blackie and Sons of Glasgow, Scotland, the volume included plates engraved and colored by R. Scott Engravers of Edinburgh.

Plate Depicts:

  1. Peacock Butterfly
  2. Camberwell Beauty
  3. Purple Emperor
  4. Glanville Fritillary
  5. Graying Butterfly
  6. Green Hair Streak
  7. Silver Studded Blue Butterfly

Additional Details:

  • Measures 9.5" wide by 6.5" tall
  • Original hand-colored engraving
  • Good condition, minor foxing on edges