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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.

56 x 38 cm (22 x 15 inchesStrix nycteaThis large, top quality lithograph is by Edward Lear.Lear is considered one of the greatest bird artists, on a par with Audubon and Gould.It was made in 1975 in Germany in a limited edition of 1000. The paper is thick and cream coloured.Excellent condition...
US$150.00
28.5 x 22cm (11.3 x 8.5 inches).Peacock,Ostrich,Turkey,Cassowary,Pheasant This high quality antique engraving 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. This..
US$85.00
56 x 38 cm (22 x 15 inchesMacrocercus araraunaThis large, top quality lithograph is by Edward Lear.Lear is considered one of the greatest bird artists, on a par with Audubon and Gould.It was made in 1975 in Germany in a limited edition of 1000. The paper is thick and cream coloured.Excellent conditi..
US$150.00
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$70.00
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. Additio..
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
Common Tern
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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
Sonnerat’s Wild Cock
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16.2 x 10.2 cm (6.5 x 4.0 inches)Gallus sonnerati. One of the wild ancestors of the domestic chicken and is named after the French explorer Pierre Sonnerat. This finely detailed engraving was made in London in 1843.It is a genuine antique, not a reproduction and is in very good condition. The origin..
US$45.00
25.5 x 16 cm (10 x 6.3 inches).Loriculus sclateri and chrysonotusSula Islands and PhilippinesThis original antique lithograph was made in 1903 and is from the first edition of a work on parakeets (small parrots) by David Seth-Smith. It is in excellent condition and has superb and original hand paint..
US$125.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus naeviusThis finely detailed engraving was made in London in 1834.It 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$60.00
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...
US$75.00
Seabirds
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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 animals ev..
US$125.00
Great Auk Egg
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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...
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.It 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 ..
US$60.00
Javanese Peacock
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16.2 x 10.2 cm (6.5 x 4.0 inches)Pavo muticusThis finely detailed engraving was made in London in 1843.It 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 Edinburgh..
US$45.00
Flapper Shooting On The Great Lake In The Park: Duck Shooting
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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. It is a genuine antique, not a reproduction, and is in excellent conditi..
US$60.00
16.2 x 10.2 cm (6.5 x 4.0 inches)Numida cristata /p>This finely detailed engraving was made in London in 1843.It 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$45.00
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 WaxbillA 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..
US$45.00
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$50.00
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...
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
26.2x 18.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving from ~1880 with original hand colour is by Alexander Francis Lydon. Lydon was a renowned perfectionist. He was expert at creating beautifully coloured prints. This print is an authentic antique, not a reproduction and is in excellent condition...
US$55.00
26.2x 18.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving from ~1880 with original hand colour is by Alexander Francis Lydon. Lydon was a renowned perfectionist. He was expert at creating beautifully coloured prints. This print is an authentic antique, not a reproduction and is in excellent condition...
US$55.00
26.2x 18.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving from ~1880 with original hand colour is by Alexander Francis Lydon. Lydon was a renowned perfectionist. He was expert at creating beautifully coloured prints. This print is an authentic antique, not a reproduction and is in excellent condition...
US$55.00
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 cm (7.3 x 4.8 inches)This antique print was made by wood engraving in 1855. It is in in excellent condition and is an original antique by Reverend Francis Orpen Morris and was printed by Groombridge and Sons of London in 1887. The paper is good quality and blank on the reverse side. It is..
US$35.00
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