These hand coloured engravings are from a work by Oliver Goldsmith. They were made in London by Fullarton and Company.
Goldsmith was an Irish novelist fascinated by nature. He had an ability to popularize knowledge of the natural world. His knack was to make it useful, colourful and easy to understand. The Victorians loving collecting and studying all forms of natural life. Hence Goldsmith had a ready market for his work.
Here are some of his engravings for you to choose from. They are original antiques, made in 1860.