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Birds

Discover genuine antique prints about birds.

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

Bird illustration reached a peak in about 1600 to 1900. This was an exciting era of exploration and discovery. Scientists and artists documented and illustrated familiar birds and newly discovered species.

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 birds. The illustrations were usually printed as engravings or lithographs.

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

24.7 x 17cm (9.6 x 6.5 inches). Richard's, Meadow, Red-throated, Tree and Rock This is an original chromolithograph of delightful small birds by Henry Gardiner Adams. The birds are rendered in attractive life-like portraits and arranged in groups which show their relationship with each other. Additi..
US$50.00
32 x 22 cm (12.5 x 8.75 inches).Syrigma sibilatrixSouth AmericaThis beautiful chromolithographic print is from the first edition of the Argentian artist Axel Amuchastegui's work, Love Life of the Birds and was made in 1952. It is in excellent condition on fine white rag paper with strong plate marks..
US$75.00
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26 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)Sterna hirundoA beautifully colored and illustrated chromolithograph made by Cassell and Company in ~1870 for Thomas Rymer Jones, Professor of Natural History and Comparative Anatomy in King's College, London. This is an original antique print, not a reproduction, and is..
US$65.00
23 x 16 cm (9 x 6.3 inches).Glareola nuchalis - newly discovered speciesThis hand colored lithograph is from an exceedingly rare set published by The Zoological Society of London in 1848 and 1849. The hand painted coloring on this print is outstanding - as good as the hand coloring seen in John Goul..
US$95.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus naeviusThis finely detailed engraving was made in London in 1834.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 Ed..
US$60.00
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).Hirundo rusticaThis is a beautiful antique lithograph from a work by Arthur G.Butler (1844-1925), an entomologist at the British Museum who worked on the taxonomy of birds, insects and spiders. He engaged two of the finest illustrators of birds of all time, H.Gronvold..
US$50.00
26 x 16 cm (10.3 x 6.25 inches)Great AukThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1890s and is from Henry Seebohm's work on birds eggs, one of the best studies of birds eggs of the 1800s.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$75.00
39.5 x 31.5 cm (15.5 x 12.5 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 ..
US$125.00
26 x 16 cm (10.3 x 6.25 inches)Great AukThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1890s and is from Henry Seebohm's work on birds eggs, one of the best studies of birds eggs of the 1800s.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$75.00
40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).I.Reg.Cap.X.v.12.12.13. Psittacus Cedrique Species. (1 Kings 10:11-22) Parrot And Citrus Tree 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 pai..
US$225.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus latipennisTobagoThis finely detailed engraving was made in London in 1834.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 Lond..
US$60.00
38.5 x 23 cm (15.2 x 9 inches)This large antique copper plate engraving is by John Jonston. He was a scholar, renowned physician and distinguished naturalist. It was made in 1657 for "Historiae naturalis" and engraved by Matthaus Merian, the great German engraver. The engraving is printed on chain-l..
US$150.00
26.5 x 17.5cm (10.5 x 7 inches).This hand colored aquatint engraving was made in 1850 and is by Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), the famous English painter and engraver best known for humorous illustrations of people and sports. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction, and is in excellent condi..
US$60.00
25 x 15.5 cm (9.75 x 6 inches).This is an original hand colored wood engraving made for Charles Robert Bree in 1866. It is a genuine antique print, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. The paper and colors are virtually as fresh as they day the prints were created. Charles Robert Bree w..
US$60.00
26.5 x 19 cm (10.5 x 7.5 inches).Banded Grass Finch, Australian Waxbill© Fine Rare PrintsA beautifully colored and illustrated chromolithograph made by Cassell and Company in ~1870 for Thomas Rymer Jones, Professor of Natural History and Comparative Anatomy in King's College, London. This is an orig..
US$45.00
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$40.00
40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).Levitici Cap. XI v.19 Ardea Coerul. Fulica, Mulvus aerug.Heron, Waterfowl and Kite 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 paint. The eng..
US$225.00
26 x 16 cm (10.3 x 6.25 inches)Puffin, Little Auk, Black Guillemot and Brunnich's GuillemotThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1890s and is from Henry Seebohm's work on birds eggs, one of the best studies of birds eggs of the 1800s.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$60.00
28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).North AmericaThis antique illustration is from a work by Thomas Sadler Roberts about North American birds. This is an original antique from the 1930s, not a reproduction. It is in superb condition. There is text on the back that does not relate to the birds shown. Thomas..
US$45.00
27.5 x 21 cm (10.8 x 8.3 inches).This is an antique chromolithograph of poultry by Mr J. W. Ludlow of England, an artist who specialized in domesticated birds. His poultry illustrations are considered classics and are reproduced in posters today. The birds are shown in a natural farm settings, and L..
US$100.00
18.5 x 12.0 cm (7.3 x 4.8 inches).This colored engraving was created by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris and was printed by Groombridge and Sons of London in 1887. The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris was well known for his passion for natural history and devoted his leisure time to studying the bird..
US$35.00
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Lord of Derby's Parakeet (Paleornus derbianus)India and TibetThis species is sadly registered as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.John Gould was the enterprising genius behind the creation of 2999 different hand­colored lithographic plates of birds and animals. He ..
US$150.00
26 x 16 cm (10.3 x 6.25 inches)Black Tern, Caspian Tern, Black Tern Noddy, Smaller Sooty Tern and Gull-billed TernThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1890s and is from Henry Seebohm's work on birds eggs, one of the best studies of birds eggs of the 1800s.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$60.00
25 x 15.5 cm (9.75 x 6 inches).This is an original hand colored wood engraving made for Charles Robert Bree in 1866. It is a genuine antique print, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. The paper and colors are virtually as fresh as they day the prints were created. Charles Robert Bree w..
US$60.00
30.5 x 25.5 cm (12 x 10 inches).This exquisitely detailed etching is by Samuel Howitt and was made in 1823. Howitt (1765-1822) is renowned for his lively portrayals of animals and sports. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, illustrated several books and the Sportsman's Magazine. His light touch with ..
US$50.00
24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff pap..
US$45.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches) This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 from the Comte de Buffon's English edition of Natural History. Buffon's works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. It has been said that "Truly, Buffon..
US$60.00
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).Serinus leucopygius and Alario alarioThis is a beautiful antique lithograph from a work by Arthur G.Butler (1844-1925), an entomologist at the British Museum who worked on the taxonomy of birds, insects and spiders. He employed one of the finest illustrators of bird..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 from the Comte de Buffon's English edition of Natural History. Buffon's works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. It has been said that "Truly, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 from the Comte de Buffon's English edition of Natural History. Buffon's works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. It has been said that "Truly, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
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