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Animals

Discover genuine antique prints of animals.

Animal illustration has been an important art form for centuries. It is a beautiful blend of art and science.

Animal illustration reached a peak in about 1600 to 1900. This was an exciting era of exploration and discovery. Scientists and artists documented and illustrated animal discoveries.

At the same time, it was fashionable for wealthy people to have scientific hobbies. One of the most popular was studying nature. The wealthy employed some of the finest artists to illustrate animals. The illustrations were usually printed as engravings and lithographs.

Choose from thousands of our antique prints of animals. They are genuine antique prints.

40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).Testacea et crustaceaThis antique copper plate engraving was made in 1731 for Scheuchzer's incredible Physica Sacra.It has hand painted water colouring embellished with metallic gold/silver paint. The engraving is on chain lined paper with strong plate marks. The p..
US$225.00
33 x 25 cm (13 x 9.5 inches).Rhinoceros unicornis. Small foxing mark in far left margin. Can easily be covered by matt when framedAfricaThis original antique lithograph was made in 1827 by Karl Joseph Brodtmann, the renowned Swiss naturalist and lithographer. Brodtmann's lithographs are detailed, ac..
US$250.00
34.5 x 22.3 cm (13.5 x 8.8 inches).Includes interestingly named animals such as a monkey called The Beard Man, The Aunt's Bear and a Doots-Hoost !Elephant,Monkey,Jackal,Camel,Ox,Anteater,Sumatran RhinocerosThis original antique engraving was made in 1778. It is from a "A New and Complete Collection ..
US$150.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Bos TaurusThis antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a initially a medical practitione..
US$60.00
27 x 21cm (10.5 x 8 inches).An original antique lithograph of south pacific seashells, created c.1910. The shells are clear, well drawn, and have remarkable detail enhanced with hand colouring.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$50.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Marbled Cone (Conus marmoreus), Olive Snail (Oliva maura), Music Volute Shell (Voluta musica), Crowned Baler Shell (Cymbium aethiopicum), Papal Mitre Shell (Mitra paplis), Episcopal Mitre Shell (Mitra episcopalis), Chocolate Cowrie Shell (Cypraea mauritiana), Common Eg..
US$150.00
33 x 25 cm (13 x 9.5 inches).EnglandThis original antique lithograph was made in 1827 by Karl Joseph Brodtmann, the renowned Swiss naturalist and lithographer. Brodtmann's lithographs are detailed, accurately drawn and beautifully composed. This lithograph was made in the 1820s with high quality, th..
US$150.00
40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).OnagerThis antique copper plate engraving was made in 1731 for Scheuchzer's incredible Physica Sacra.It has hand painted water colouring embellished with metallic gold/silver paint. The engraving is on chain lined paper with strong plate marks. The paper has a lovel..
US$275.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).This antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a initially a medical practitioner. He beca..
US$60.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Mexico, BarbaryThis antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a initially a medical practi..
US$60.00
33 x 25 cm (13 x 9.5 inches).Galago senegalensis and Tarsius fuscomanusAfricaThis original antique lithograph was made in 1827 by Karl Joseph Brodtmann, the renowned Swiss naturalist and lithographer. Brodtmann's lithographs are detailed, accurately drawn and beautifully composed. This lithograph wa..
US$150.00
21 x 13cm (8.3 x 5.2 inches) This superb antique engraving is over 230 years old. It's from "British Zoology" by Thomas Pennant, which was published in 1776 in Warrington, England. The illustrations in the early editions were so expensive to produce that he made little money and gave the profits to ..
US$65.00
27.5 x 21cm (10.75 x 8 inches).Antique lithograph by Samuel Sidney, published in a set of horses by Cassell in 1881. The lithography is of an exceptionally high standard and the illustrations are some of the finest portrayals of horses.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$95.00
21 x 13cm (8.3 x 5.2 inches) This superb antique engraving is over 230 years old. It's from "British Zoology" by Thomas Pennant, which was published in 1776 in Warrington, England. The illustrations in the early editions were so expensive to produce that he made little money and gave the profits to ..
US$65.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).AmericaThis antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a initially a medical practitioner. ..
US$60.00
21 x 15 cm (8.25 x 6 inches).This is an antique stipple engraving by Pretre, a renowned French natural history artist and was made in 1819. The quality of the stipple engraving is beautifully detailed, and it has original hand coloring. It is from a rare set of natural history prints, Faune Francais..
US$75.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Top Shell (Trochus niloticus), Common Wentletrap Shell (Scalaria communis), Silver-mouthed Turban Shell (Turbo argyrostomus), Tower Shell (Turritella terebra), Tiger Cowrie Shell (Cypraea tigris), Chiragra Spider Conch Shell (Pteroceras chiragra), Sundial Shell (Solari..
US$125.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Grass Snake (Coluber natrix), Iguana (Jguana tuberculata), Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Chelonia imbricata), Northern Crested Newt (Triton cristatus), Common Roach (Leuciscus rutilus), Common Bleak (Leuciscus alburnus), Common Minnow (Leuciscus phoxinus), Cave Fish (Cobitis c..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).Southern Asia - MalaccasThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antiqu..
US$125.00
27 x 21cm (10.5 x 8 inches).An original antique lithograph of south pacific seashells, created c.1910. The shells are clear, well drawn, and have remarkable detail enhanced with hand colouring.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$95.00
25 x 17cm (9.75 x 6.75 inches).This is an antique engraving by Jonathan Couch.It was made in 1877, has hand painted colouring and is in excellent condition.Couch was a Cornish doctor with many interests. This engraving is from his most notable work, "A History of the Fishes of the British Islands". ..
US$50.00
39 x 30 cm (11.75 x 15.5 inches).Coryphaena hippurus. Also known as the Dorado or Mahi-Mahi (which means very strong in Hawaiian)This vintage lithograph is based on a work by Marcus-Eliezer Bloch and was made in London in the 1950s. It's on thick paper which is blank on reverse. The paper is a ligh..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AfricaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animal..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AsiaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animals ..
US$195.00
28 x 21cm (10.5 x 8 inches).This beautiful antique chromolithograph was made in 1881 by Cassell for Vero Shaw.It is one of the earliest colour images of this dog breed.It is in good condition. The image area is clean and bright. There are a few marks in the white margin of the may be easily covered ..
US$95.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Gorilla (Proglodytes gorilla), Black Gibbon (Hyolobates lar.), Macaque Monkey (Jnuus sylvanus), Crab-eating Macaque Monkey (Cynomolgus), Mandrill (Cynocephalus mormon), Howler Monkey (Mycetes seniculus), White-faced Capuchin (Cebus capucinus), Marmoset (Hapale Jacchus)..
US$125.00
26 x 20cm (10 x 8 inches) This antique engraving was created in 1801 in London for William Barker Daniel's work on British rural sports. It was made by copper plate engraving, has hand painted water colouring and well defined plate marks. The engraving is on one side, the other side is blank. The pa..
US$75.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Felis (Leo) melanochoetusThis finely detailed engraving was made in London in the 1840s. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction and is in very good condition. The original hand colouring and engraving is excellent. The publishing company William Home Lizars o..
US$45.00
28 x 21cm (10.5 x 8 inches).This beautiful antique chromolithograph was made in 1881 by Cassell for Vero Shaw.It is one of the earliest colour images of this dog breed.It is in good condition. The image area is clean and bright. There are a few marks in the white margin of the may be easily covered ..
US$95.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Chesnut Coloured Oran-OtanBorneo,SumatraThis antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a i..
US$60.00
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