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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.

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21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Turdus cinclusThis 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)Rallus aquaticusThis 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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Rallus aquaticusThis 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
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).Ampelis garrulusThis 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.Gronvol..
US$50.00
41 x 30 cm (16 x 11.75 inches).Platycercus icterotisAustraliaJohn 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 ..
US$150.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Numenius phaeopusThis 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 "Tr..
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
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Plotus anhingaThis 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
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
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus moschitusValpairasoThis 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
21 x 12.5 cm (8.5 x 5 inches)This original aquatint engraving by William Daniell is superbly detailed and fascinating. Daniell (1769-1837) was an excellent English print maker and painter. He illustrated his subjects with delightful backgrounds and landscapes, inspiring the style of later naturalist..
US$60.00
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Trochilus multicolorThis 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 and..
US$60.00
Penguin
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21 x 12.5 cm (8.5 x 5 inches)This original aquatint engraving by William Daniell is superbly detailed and fascinating. Daniell (1769-1837) was an excellent English print maker and painter. He illustrated his subjects with delightful backgrounds and landscapes, inspiring the style of later naturalist..
US$60.00
~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
39.5 x 31.5 cm (15.5 x 12.5 inches).This 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 ..
US$125.00
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).Corvus cornixShows nest and eggsThis 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..
US$50.00
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$50.00
21 x 12.5 cm (8.5 x 5 inches)This original aquatint engraving by William Daniell is superbly detailed and fascinating. Daniell (1769-1837) was an excellent English print maker and painter. He illustrated his subjects with delightful backgrounds and landscapes, inspiring the style of later naturalist..
US$60.00
Green Woodpecker
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26.2 x 18.2 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving 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. © Fine Rare Pr..
US$38.50 US$55.00
Hoopoe
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26.2 x 18.2 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)This wood engraving 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. The paper is slightly age toned. © Fine Rare..
US$38.50 US$55.00
26.5 x 17 cm (10.5 x 6.75 inches).Munia oryzivoraThis 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 all time, Frederi..
US$60.00
Passenger Pigeon (extinct)
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21 x 12.5 cm (8.5 x 5 inches)This original aquatint engraving by William Daniell is superbly detailed and fascinating. Daniell (1769-1837) was an excellent English print maker and painter. He illustrated his subjects with delightful backgrounds and landscapes, inspiring the style of later naturalist..
US$60.00
22 x 15 cm (8.8 x 5.8 inches).This is an antique print of poultry by Edwin Megargee (1883-1958) and includes his signature. He created animal portraits which reflected how the animal looked in real life in realistic settings, hence was more of an illustrator that many of his nineteenth century prede..
US$45.00
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$50.00
Great Crowned Pigeon
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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
25.5 x 16 cm (10 x 6.3 inches).Trichoglossus ornatusIndonesia, Celebes, Togian IslandsThis original antique lithograph was made in 1903 and is from the first edition of a work on parakeets (small parrots) by David Seth-Smith. It is in excellent condition and has superb and original hand painted colo..
US$129.00
21 x 12.5 cm (8.5 x 5 inches).This original aquatint engraving by William Daniell is superbly detailed and fascinating. Daniell (1769-1837) was an excellent English print maker and painter. He illustrated his subjects with delightful backgrounds and landscapes, inspiring the style of later naturalis..
US$60.00
22 x 15 cm (8.8 x 5.8 inches).This is an antique print of poultry by Edwin Megargee (1883-1958) and includes his signature. He created animal portraits which reflected how the animal looked in real life in realistic settings, hence was more of an illustrator that many of his nineteenth century prede..
US$45.00
~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
30 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8.75 inches).Cotile ripariaThis 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
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