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Bears

Discover antique prints of bears.

Bears have been important symbols in many cultures. They often represent fierce protection, strength and wisdom. For example, the symbol of the mother bear occurs in societies in North America and Eurasia. It reflects the bear's devotion to their cubs.

The star constellation Ursa Major has been associated with a bear for over 13,000 years.

Enhance your home with these symbols of protection, strength and wisdom.

Choose from our extensive range of antique prints of bears. They were created some of the finest animal artists of the 18th and 19th centuries.

32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).North AmericaThis 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..
US$150.00
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$60.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).ArcticThis 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
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in 1808 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, has..
US$40.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Dromedary, Elephant, Brown Bear, White Bear, Catus Pardus, Bos Indicus, Giraffe, Chamois, ErmineThis 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..
US$60.00
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$50.00
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,..
US$60.00
27 x 19 cm (10.6 x 7.4 inches)Der Hohlenbar A species of bear that lived in Europe during the Pleistocene and became extinct about 24,000 years ago.This antique lithograph was made in about 1910 and is in excellent condition. It is from a rare set of collecting cards about dinosaurs, prehistoric ani..
US$75.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Flying Lemur (Galeopithecus rufus), Fruit Bat (Pteropus vulgaris), Pipistrelle Bat (Vesperugo pipistrellus), European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus), Eurasian Water Shrew (Sorex fodiens), European Mole (Talpa europaea), Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus), Wolverine (Gulo bor..
US$130.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)TrumpetsThis detailed engraving is from the first edition of the rare "English Encyclopedia", made for George Kearsley in London in 1802. Its full title was "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and ..
US$40.00
28.5 x 22cm (11.3 x 8.5 inches).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 an original antique with hand painted c..
US$75.00
28.5 x 19 cm (11.3 x 7.5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from a large, fine quality French edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 160 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, has fine ..
US$45.00
27 x 18.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Ursus arctosRussia,SiberiaThis finely detailed antique print was made by steel engraving in 1855. It's from a work by Paul Gervais, professor of zoology at the University of Montepelier in France. The colored ones have original hand painted coloring. The ones with a se..
US$40.00
27 x 18.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches).Ursus labiatusIndiaThis finely detailed antique print was made by steel engraving in 1855. It's from a work by Paul Gervais, professor of zoology at the University of Montepelier in France. The colored ones have original hand painted coloring. The ones with a sepia or ..
US$30.00
25.2 x 16.3cm (10 x 6.5 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry..
US$40.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Tape repair bottom centre-fold, small loss of image on the centre-foldThis large antique lithograph is by Emil Hanselmann of Stuttgart in Germany and was made in about 1870. The original hand coloring and detail is superb. Antique prints by Hanselmann are rare and sou..
US$25.00
33 x 25 cm (13 x 9.5 inches).This 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, thick, ma..
US$75.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Ursus This 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 of London and Edinb..
US$45.00
33 x 25 cm (13 x 9.5 inches).Ursus americanusTibet, North AmericaThis 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 th..
US$150.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches).This large antique lithograph is by Emil Hanselmann of Stuttgart in Germany and was made in about 1870. The original hand coloring and detail is superb. Antique prints by Hanselmann are rare and sought after due to their large size and lovely coloring. It is a lithogr..
US$125.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches)This vintage steel plate engraving is by Friederich Wilhelm Kuhnert, and was made in1894 in London. Kuhnert (1865-1926) was a German artist who specialised in wildlife. He was especially good at portraying animals in natural settings. The image area is in excellent co..
US$25.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches)This vintage steel plate engraving is by Friederich Wilhelm Kuhnert, and was made in1894 in London. Kuhnert (1865-1926) was a German artist who specialised in wildlife. He was especially good at portraying animals in natural settings. The image area is in excellent co..
US$25.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches)This vintage steel plate engraving is by Friederich Wilhelm Kuhnert, and was made in1894 in London. Kuhnert (1865-1926) was a German artist who specialised in wildlife. He was especially good at portraying animals in natural settings. The image area is in excellent co..
US$25.00
33 x 25 cm (13 x 9.5 inches).der Syrische BarSyriaThis 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 hi..
US$150.00
29 x 21.5 (11.5 x 8.5)Ursus maritimusArcticThis vintage lithograph is from Wild Nature, made in the early 1930s in London and Australia. It is what's known as an instructive picture, a genre of antique prints created to educate people about the natural world. As such they usually show animals realis..
US$40.00
Brown Bear, Buzzard, Adder Snake
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).Europe. Small tear/mark in margin, well away from imageThis 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 som..
US$0.00
Polar Bears
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26.5 x 16.5cm (10 x 6.5 inches). This is an antique engraving by Baron Georges Cuvier. It was made in 1863, has original hand painted colouring and is in very good condition. Georges Cuvier was a French naturalist and zoologist and a leader in natural sciences in the early 19th century. © Fine Rar..
US$0.00
The Large White Bear Found On The Ice, As Also On The Shores Of The North West Coast Of America (Polar Bear)
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26 x 21 cm (10.25 x 8.25 inches).Arctic,CanadaThis original antique engraving is from a work by George Alexander Cooke, Universal Geography, which described voyages, travels and discoveries of great explorers of the era such as Captain James Cook, Furneaux, Magellan, Drake, Anson, Dampier and Wallis..
US$0.00
Polar Bear and Leopard
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).This 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 ever..
US$0.00
Brown Bear and Polar Bear
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22 x 14 cm (8.8 x 5.5 inches).North AmericaThis engraving is is over 185 years old and is from work by Dr John Godman, the notable American naturalist and physician. It was made in 1828 and is an antique, not a reproduction. Godman's work illustrated many of the best known mammals of North America. ..
US$0.00
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