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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.

26.2x 18.5 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving from c. 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
25 x 15.5 cm (9.75 x 6 inches)This is an original hand colored wood engraving made by Charles Robert Bree in 1866. Bree was a medical practioner and zoologist, who became a renowned Victorian ornithologist. It is a genuine antique print, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. The paper an..
US$50.00
25 x 15.5 cm (9.75 x 6 inches)This is an original hand colored wood engraving made by Charles Robert Bree in 1866. Bree was a medical practioner and zoologist, who became a renowned Victorian ornithologist. It is a genuine antique print, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. The paper an..
US$50.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)Myrtus pimenta and Mycteria americanusThis 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..
US$40.00
34 x 26 cm (13.5 x 10.3 inches)Cockatoos: Red-vented, Blood, Southern Bare-eyed, Blue-eyedThis lithograph is from a limited edition of Anton Reichenow's work on parrots. Reichenow (1847-1941) was a German ornithologist, worked at the Humboldt Museum and was editor of the Journal für Ornithologie. It..
US$80.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)New Zealand Sky Lark, CandlewoodThis 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 illus..
US$40.00
25 x 15.5 cm (9.75 x 6 inches)This is an original hand colored wood engraving made by Charles Robert Bree in 1866. Bree was a medical practioner and zoologist, who became a renowned Victorian ornithologist. It is a genuine antique print, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. The paper an..
US$50.00
~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
25 x 15.5 cm (9.75 x 6 inches)This is an original hand colored wood engraving made by Charles Robert Bree in 1866. Bree was a medical practioner and zoologist, who became a renowned Victorian ornithologist. It is a genuine antique print, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. The paper an..
US$50.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus avocettaPeruThis 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 a..
US$60.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus quadricolorBrazilThis 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 Lon..
US$60.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)Common LoonThis 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 a..
US$40.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Falco coerulesceus and Falco oesolonThis 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..
US$70.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)FireshipThis 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
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
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$70.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Hummingbirds, Jay, Cock of the Mountain, Grouse, Kingfisher, Bustard, Merula, Ring Ouzel, Atinga, Merlin, Merops, Crested Pheasant, Wrybill, Crossbill, Serinus, Oriole, OstrichThis large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished ..
US$60.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Ring Ouzel, Horn Owl, Sparrow, Bird of Paradise, Passer indicus, Charadrius, Penguin, Diver, Recurvorostra, Brent Goose, Clangula Duck, Red Shank, Roller, ChattererThis large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scie..
US$60.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Eagle, Dodo, Guinea hen, Gentle Falcon, Caracara, Butcher Bird, Balearic Crane, Roller, CormorantThis 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 Cyclopaedi..
US$90.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Spoonbill, Soco, Toucan, Tamatia, Vulture, Tropic Bird, Wheatear, Wryneck, Woodpecker, WimbrelThis 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 a..
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
~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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Rhynchops nigraThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 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 "Trul..
US$50.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Larus marinusThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 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,..
US$50.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus gramineusSt.DomingoThis finely detailed engraving was made in London in 1843.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 L..
US$60.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus gramineusSt.DomingoThis 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 L..
US$60.00
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