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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 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.© Fine Rare Prints..
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
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
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 12.0 cm (7.3 x 4.8 inches).This colored engraving was created by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris and was printed by Groombridge and Sons of London in 1887. The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris was well known for his passion for natural history and devoted his leisure time to studying the bird..
US$35.00
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Lord of Derby's Parakeet (Paleornus derbianus)India and TibetThis species is sadly registered as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.John Gould was the enterprising genius behind the creation of 2999 different hand­colored lithographic plates of birds and animals. He ..
US$150.00
26 x 16 cm (10.3 x 6.25 inches)Black Tern, Caspian Tern, Black Tern Noddy, Smaller Sooty Tern and Gull-billed 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 Prints..
US$60.00
29 x 21.5 (11.5 x 8.5)Nestor notabilis. After John Gould.New ZealandThis 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 world. As such they u..
US$60.00
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
30.5 x 25.5 cm (12 x 10 inches).This exquisitely detailed etching is by Samuel Howitt and was made in 1823. Howitt (1765-1822) is renowned for his lively portrayals of animals and sports. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, illustrated several books and the Sportsman's Magazine. His light touch with ..
US$50.00
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$45.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches) This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon..
US$60.00
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).Serinus leucopygius and Alario alarioThis 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 bird..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
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$70.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).ChinaThis 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..
US$190.00
24.9 x 15.5cm (9.8 x 6.5 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 Br..
US$50.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$50.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
26.5 x 16.5cm (10 x 6.5 inches). This is an antique engraving by Baron Georges Cuvier. It was made in 1863, has original hand painted colouring and is in very good condition. Georges Cuvier was a French naturalist and zoologist and a leader in natural sciences in the early 19th century. © Fine Rar..
US$50.00
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$35.00
30.5 x 25.5 cm (12 x 10 inches).This exquisitely detailed etching is by Samuel Howitt and was made in 1823. Howitt (1765-1822) is renowned for his lively portrayals of animals and sports. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, illustrated several books and the Sportsman's Magazine. His light touch with ..
US$50.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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, Buffon was t..
US$60.00
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