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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.

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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Larus crepidatusThis 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 "Tru..
US$50.00
34 x 26 cm (13.5 x 10.3 inches)Golden-crowned, Blue-crowned,Yellow, Patagonian,Carolina and Yellow-headed ParakeetsThis 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 Jou..
US$80.00
26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This is an antique print of fine pigeons by Harrison Weir of England. Weir was an experienced breeder of cats, carrier pigeons, and poultry and for thirty years often acted as a judge at the principal pigeon and poultry shows.They are colour printed wood engravings mad..
US$35.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)Manis or Pangolin. Scaly anteaterThis 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 illu..
US$40.00
26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This is an antique print of fine pigeons by Harrison Weir of England. Weir was an experienced breeder of cats, carrier pigeons, and poultry and for thirty years often acted as a judge at the principal pigeon and poultry shows.They are colour printed wood engravings mad..
US$35.00
29 x 21.5 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches)Malurus melanocephalus, melanotus, cyanotus, amabilisAustraliaThis vintage lithograph is from Wild Nature, made in the early 1930s in London and Australia. It is what's known as an instructive picture, a genre of antique prints created to educate people about the natu..
US$40.00
29 x 21.5 cm (11.5 x 8.5 inches)Megalornis rubicundusAustraliaAustralia's only true crane. This vintage lithograph is from Wild Nature, made in the early 1930s in London and Australia. It is what's known as an instructive picture, a genre of antique prints created to educate people about the natural..
US$40.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches)This vintage lithograph is by Friederich Wilhelm Kuhnert, and was made in1894 in London. Kuhnert (1865-1926) was a German artist who specialised in wildlife. He was especially good at portraying animals in natural settings. The image area is in excellent condition. T..
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
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Casuarius australis and Casuarius galeatusThis 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..
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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Sterna hirundoThis 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
34 x 26 cm (13.5 x 10.3 inches) Noble Parrot, Slight billed ParrakeetThis 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 was made in Germany ..
US$80.00
34 x 26 cm (13.5 x 10.3 inches)Conures: Petz's, Cactus, Yellow-Cheeked, St. Thomas's, Parrakeets: All-green,Grey-breasted, Golden-FrontedSouth AmericaThis lithograph is from a limited edition of Anton Reichenow's work on parrots. Reichenow (1847-1941) was a German ornithologist, worked at the Humbol..
US$80.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Pelecanus carboThis 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
Crested Cockatoos: Lesser Sulphur, Citron, White, Rose
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34 x 26 cm (13.5 x 10.3 inches)Greater Sulphur, Leadbeater's and Slender-billed CockatoosThis 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
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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Podiceps cristatusThis 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 "T..
US$50.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Numenius arquataThis 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 "Tru..
US$50.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)Gum Benjamin treeThis 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 ..
US$40.00
26 x 18cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This high quality antique lithograph is by Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert and was made in Italy in about 1895. Kuhnert (1865-1926) was a German artist who specialised in wildlife. He was especially good at portraying animals in natural settings. The image area is in excellent ..
US$50.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches)This vintage lithograph is by Friederich Wilhelm Kuhnert, and was made in1894 in London. Kuhnert (1865-1926) was a German artist who specialised in wildlife. He was especially good at portraying animals in natural settings. The image area is in excellent condition. T..
US$50.00
Dupont's Hummingbird
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15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus dupontiiMexicoThis finely detailed engraving was made in London in the 1840s. 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..
US$60.00
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
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Osprey (Falco haliaetos), Harpy Eagle (Harpya destructor), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Falco nisus), Red Kite (Falco milvus), Buzzar..
US$130.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)This 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 sciences..
US$40.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor), Butcher Bird (Barita destructor), Spotted Pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus), Tyrant Flycatcher (Muscicapa tyrannus), Collared Flycatcher (Muscicapa albicollus), Red-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa parva), Bohemian Waxwing (Amphelis g..
US$130.00
26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This is an antique print of fine pigeons by Harrison Weir of England. Weir was an experienced breeder of cats, carrier pigeons, and poultry and for thirty years often acted as a judge at the principal pigeon and poultry shows.They are colour printed wood engravings mad..
US$35.00
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