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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.

26.2 x 18.2 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving 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
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).Eastern USA, Cuba, BahamasCyanopiza cyaneaThis 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..
US$75.00
56 x 38 cm (22 x 15 inchesArdea garzettaThis 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
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches). Southern USA, Cuba, PanamaCyanopiza cirisThis 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..
US$75.00
~8.3 by 5.2 inches (21 by 12.8 cm). This superb antique engraving is over 230 years old. It's from "British Zoology" by Thomas Pennant, which was published in 1776 in Warrington, England. The illustrations in the early editions were so expensive to produce that he made little money and gave the pro..
US$50.00
26.2 x 18.2 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving 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. There is some age toning on the top margin..
US$55.00
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, VenezuelaSycalis flaveolaThis 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..
US$75.00
28 x 18 cm (11 x 7 inches).Antique lithograph of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England.They are colour printed wood engravings made in 1856. It is an original antique and is in excellent condition.Out of stock o..
US$75.00
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches). Europe, IndiaCarpodacus erythrinusThis 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 birds ..
US$75.00
26.2 x 18.2 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving 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
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches). BrazilRhamphocoelus brasiliusThis 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 birds of al..
US$75.00
28 x 18 cm (11 x 7 inches).Antique lithograph of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England.They are colour printed wood engravings made in 1856. It is an original antique and is in excellent condition.Out of stock o..
US$75.00
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).CubaPhonipara canoraThis 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 birds of all time, Fr..
US$75.00
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).Guiana, Trinidad, Brazil, AmazonEuphonia violaceaThis 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 illustra..
US$75.00
26.2 x 18.2 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving 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
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus amethystinusThis 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 ..
US$60.00
22 x 15 cm (8.8 x 5.8 inches).This is an antique print of poultry by Edwin Megargee (1883-1958) and includes his signature. He created animal portraits which reflected how the animal looked in real life in realistic settings, hence was more of an illustrator that many of his nineteenth century prede..
US$45.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus sparganurusThis 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 E..
US$60.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus polytmusThis 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 Edin..
US$60.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus cyanopagonThis 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 Ed..
US$60.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus gouldiiThis 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
27 x 19 cm (10.6 x 7.4 inches).Der RiesenalkWere found from Spain to Canada. Was ~85cm (33 in) tall. Feathers were highly prized. Became extinct in 1844 due to hunting.This antique lithograph was made in about 1910 and is in excellent condition. It is from a rare set of collecting cards about dinosa..
US$100.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)This exquisitely detailed copper plate engraving is from a rare set published in London by John Mason Good between 1806 and 1813 titled Pantologia. Many were by Sydenham Edwards, a multi-talented gentleman also well known for his superb botanical illustrations,..
US$50.00
26.2 x 18.2 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving 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 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.25 inches).Antique photogravure of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England. The dated signature of Harrison Weir is in the image. It is an original antique and is in excellent condition...
US$45.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus underwoodiiThis 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 E..
US$60.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus rufusObserved by Captain CookThis 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 Liza..
US$60.00
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).Brazil, Colombia, Guinana, Peru, Rio NegroCalliste fastuosa and tataoThis 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..
US$75.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus pellaThis 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 Edinbur..
US$60.00
28 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).This exquisitely detailed engraving is from a set made in London by Abraham Rees. Each print shows the date made, ranging from 1797 to 1820.This is an antique, not a modern reproduction and is in very good condition. The paper is thick, clean and bright, with a trace of ..
US$100.00
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