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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).Proverbs Cap V.v19. Gazella Fervans Foedera lectiA proverbial scene about the joy of marriage. This 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 p..
US$225.00
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26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$0.00
40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).Prov.Cap.XXX.v.29.30.31. Animalia magnifice incendtia. (Proverbs 30:29-31)Stately creatures that strut with pride Lion, Dogs And Goat This antique copper plate engraving was made in 1731 for Scheuchzer's incredible Physica Sacra.It has hand painted water colouring e..
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
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
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
27 x 19 cm (10.6 x 7.4 inches)MachairodusThis animals was about 2 metres long and probably hunted as an ambush predator. Its legs were too short to sustain a long chase, so it most likely was a good jumper, and used its canines to cut open the throat of its prey.This antique lithograph was made in a..
US$100.00
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
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
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Wolf Fish, Lyra cornuta, Meros, Acus, Merlucius, Monk Fish, Monoceros, Niqui, Opia, Orbis, Orbis muricatus, Orfus, Pagrus, Peacock FishThis large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made..
US$90.00
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 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812. It is from the English edition of Comte de Buffon's work Histoire Naturelle. Buffon influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. It has been said that "Truly, Buffo..
US$60.00
Crocodile vulgair, Stellion Spinipede, Stellion des AnciensSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent with some scattered foxing.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest e..
US$1,500.00
21 x 12.5 cm (8.5 x 5 inches)This original aquatint engraving by William Daniell is superbly detailed and fascinating. Daniell (1769-1837) was an excellent English print maker and painter. He illustrated his subjects with delightful backgrounds and landscapes, inspiring the style of later naturalist..
US$75.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Nylghau, Ocelot, Ounce, Opossum, Chimpanzee, Otter, Pangolin, Pole-cat, Panther, Porcupine, Raccoon, RhinocerosThis large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Ro..
US$90.00
38.5 x 21.5cm (11.2 x 8.5 inches)Sertularia fastigiataThis is an antique copper plate engraving of corals and corallines. It is from John Ellis's 'A Natural History of Many Uncommon and Curious Zoophytes', published in 1786 posthumously by his daughter with help from Daniel Solander and Sir Joseph..
US$150.00
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
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
27 x 20.5 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Berkshire Boar, Large White, Tamworth Sow, Large Black BoarThis antique lithograph was made in the 1890s. It's an original antique print, not a reproduction. It was issued in a special edition by Cassell and Company about breeding and looking after top quality farming ..
US$80.00
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
28.5 x 22cm (11.3 x 8.5 inches).Trout,Salmon,Cat Fish,Eels,Flying Fish This high quality antique lithograph about the animal kingdom is by Traugott Bromme, a German traveller who led an exciting life. Bromme published books, prints and maps on his travels and the natural history of the world. It is ..
US$75.00
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).AntarcticThis 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 ani..
US$195.00
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
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches) Testaceous AnimalsThis large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain-linked paper with stro..
US$90.00
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