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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.

30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).This 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 and Frederick ..
US$70.00
26 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)A 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 in good condi..
US$55.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Little Grebe (Podiceps minor), Grebe (Podoa surinamensis), Great Northern Diver (Colymbus torquatus), Brunnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia), Little Auk (Mergulus alle), Atlantic Puffin (Mormon artica), R..
US$150.00
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. 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
26 x 16 cm (10.3 x 6.25 inches)Common Tern, Lesser Tern, White-winged Tern,Roseate Tern, Whiskered Tern, Roseate Tern and Arctic 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 P..
US$60.00
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
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$55.00
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).This 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 and Frederick ..
US$50.00
25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches). L'Ibis sacre L'Ibis blanc This antique lithograph was made in 1833 in Brussels for Daubenton and Buffon's epic natural history work. It has hand painted water colouring with many of the plates embellished with gold paint. The lithograph is on one side, the other side is b..
US$60.00
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).This 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 and Frederick ..
US$50.00
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).This 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 and Frederick ..
US$50.00
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).This 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 and Frederick ..
US$50.00
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
28.5 x 22cm (11.3 x 8.5 inches).Toucan,Mexican Trogon,Kingfisher,Woodpecker,Cockatiel 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 th..
US$75.00
26.5 x 19 cm (10.5 x 7.5 inches).A 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 in good c..
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 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
26.5 x 19 cm (10.5 x 7.5 inches).Evenly-marked Buff, Variegated Yellow, Evenly-marked YellowA 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 o..
US$45.00
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
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