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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.

Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Falco subluteo and Falco bachaThis 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 s..
US$70.00
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Urochoroa bougueriTropical AmericaJohn Gould was the enterprising genius behind the creation of 2999 different hand­colored lithographic plates of birds and animals. He was born in 1804 on the Dorset coast in England. Gould had no formal university training and conside..
US$150.00
21x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)New ZealandThis 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, Bu..
US$60.00
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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Tringa vanellusThis 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
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
21x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Podiceps minorThis 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,..
US$40.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Charadrius himantopusThis 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
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).Chelidon urbicaThis 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..
US$50.00
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Nectarinia gouldiaeHimalayasJohn Gould was the enterprising genius behind the creation of 2999 different hand­colored lithographic plates of birds and animals. He was born in 1804 on the Dorset coast in England. Gould had no formal university training and considered hi..
US$150.00
21x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Colymbus glacialisThis 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 "Tr..
US$40.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Colymbus glacialis, Calymbus Immer - Imber and Colymbus auritusThis 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 ge..
US$70.00
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
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Paradise Parrot (Psephotus pulcherrimus)AustraliaNow sadly extinct. Gould said "The graceful form of this new Parakeet, combined with the extreme brilliancy of its plumage, render it one of the most lovely of the Psittacidae yet discovered."John Gould was the ente..
US$150.00
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26 x 16 cm (10.3 x 6.25 inches)Quail, Hemipode, Ptarmigan, Partridge, Black Grouse, Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant, Red Grouse and CapercaillieThis 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.© F..
US$60.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Haematopus ostralegusThis 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)Gallinula porphyrioThis 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
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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Charadrius alexandrinusThis 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 th..
US$50.00
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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Mergus albellusThis 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)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)Anas olorThis 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, Buf..
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
26 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)Lanius collurioA 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 i..
US$55.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Sterna cayanaThis 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)Tringa interpresThis 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
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