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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.

21 x 13 cm (8.3 x 5.2 inches).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 profits to..
US$65.00
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).Accentor modularisThis 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.Gronv..
US$50.00
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
40 x 24.5 cm (15.5 x 9.75 inches).Elias corvorum alumnusThis 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 engraving is on chain lined paper with strong plate marks. The p..
US$225.00
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).South AfricaSerinis canicollisThis 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$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
25 x 18 cm (10 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 conditi..
US$45.00
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 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
18.5 x 12 cm (7.3 x 4.8 inches)This antique print was made by wood engraving in 1855. It is in in excellent condition and is an original antique by 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 passi..
US$35.00
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
18.5 x 12 cm (7.3 x 4.8 inches)This antique print was made by wood engraving in 1855. It is in in excellent condition and is an original antique by 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 passi..
US$35.00
26 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)Ithaginis corientes or Ithaginis CruentusBhutan,Nepal,China,IndiaA 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..
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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Scolopax heliasThis 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)Parra jacanaThis 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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Gallinula chloropusThis 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 "..
US$50.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Fulica atraThis 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, B..
US$50.00
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$65.00
25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches)This antique print was made by wood engraving in 1855. It is in in excellent condition and is an original antique from the rare, first edition of Reverend Francis Orpen Morris "A Natural History of the Nests & Eggs of British Birds". Morris created this work in the English..
US$45.00
18.5 x 12 cm (7.3 x 4.8 inches)This antique print was made by wood engraving in 1855. It is in in excellent condition and is an original antique by 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 passi..
US$35.00
18.5 x 12 cm (7.3 x 4.8 inches)This antique print was made by wood engraving in 1855. It is in in excellent condition and is an original antique by 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 passi..
US$35.00
19 x 13 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Kingfisher, Moorhen, Nightingale, Lapwing, Barn Owl and CrossbillThis original chromolithograph by Richard Kearton is a selection of beautifully composed birds eggs. It is in excellent condition and is a genuine antique from 1890. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$35.00
19 x 13 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Blackcap, Partridge, Wild Duck, Cuckoo and PheasantThis original chromolithograph by Richard Kearton is a selection of beautifully composed birds eggs. It is in excellent condition and is a genuine antique from 1890. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$35.00
19 x 13 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Ptarmigan, Peregrine Falcon, Curlew, Hooded Crow and CootThis original chromolithograph by Richard Kearton is a selection of beautifully composed birds eggs. It is in excellent condition and is a genuine antique from 1890. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$35.00
19 x 13 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Fulmar Petrel, Manx Shearwater, Spotted Crake and Black GrouseThis original chromolithograph by Richard Kearton is a selection of beautifully composed birds eggs. It is in excellent condition and is a genuine antique from 1890. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$35.00
19 x 13 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Richardson’s Skua, Marsh Warbler, Goshawk, Pintail, Arctic Tern and Blue-headed WagtailThis original chromolithograph by Richard Kearton is a selection of beautifully composed birds eggs. It is in excellent condition and is a genuine antique from 1890. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$35.00
19 x 13 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Siskin, Thrush, Greenfinch, Redstart, Great Tit, Teal and BlackbirdThis original chromolithograph by Richard Kearton is a selection of beautifully composed birds eggs. It is in excellent condition and is a genuine antique from 1890. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$35.00
19 x 13 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Starling, Chaffinch, Raven Linnet, Rook and WrenThis original chromolithograph by Richard Kearton is a selection of beautifully composed birds eggs. It is in excellent condition and is a genuine antique from 1890. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$35.00
19 x 13 cm (7.5 x 5 inches)Little Auk, Red-legged Partridge, Sanderling, Long-tailed Titmouse and RazorbillThis original chromolithograph by Richard Kearton is a selection of beautifully composed birds eggs. It is in excellent condition and is a genuine antique from 1890. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$35.00
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