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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.

Henny Cock And Hen
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27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.25 inches).The property of Mr John Harris of LiskeardAntique lithograph of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England.This comes from a set of prints made by photogravure in 1902. It is an origin..
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Heron
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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's "A Natural History of the Nests & Eggs of British Birds". Morris created this work in the En..
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Champion Modern Game
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27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.25 inches).Antique photogravure of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England. The dated signature of Harrison Weir is in the image. It is an original antique and is in excellent condition. © Fin..
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Eagle Owls
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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 condit..
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Australian Bred Malay Cockerel
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27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.25 inches).Owned by Mr RavenhillAntique photogravure of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England. The dated signature of Harrison Weir is in the image. It is an original antique and is in excel..
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Golden Oriole
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19 x 11 cm (7.5 x 4.5 inches).This is an antique chromolithograph from a work by Richard Bowdler-Sharpe (1847 - 1909), an English zoologist in the Zoological Department of the British Museum. He founded the British Ornithologists' Club in 1892. His work on birds was scientific, yet popular and conta..
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Blackbird
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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 birds..
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Dark Dorking Cock
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27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.25 inches).Antique photogravure of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England. The dated signature of Harrison Weir is in the image. It is an original antique and is in excellent condition. © Fin..
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Mr Arthur C. Major's Silver-Grey Dorking Cock
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27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.25 inches).Antique photogravure of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England. The dated signature of Harrison Weir is in the image. It is an original antique and is in excellent condition. © Fin..
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Mr Herbert Reeve's Silver-Grey Dorkings
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27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.25 inches).Antique photogravure of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England. The dated signature of Harrison Weir is in the image. It is an original antique and is in excellent condition. © Fin..
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Wood Pigeon Eggs
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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's "A Natural History of the Nests & Eggs of British Birds". Morris created this work in the Eng..
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Snowy Owl And Tawny Owl Eggs
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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's "A Natural History of the Nests & Eggs of British Birds". Morris created this work in the Eng..
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Ruppell's Warbler
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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..
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Clark's Nutcracker, American Magpie And Raven
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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..
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Great White Heron
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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..
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29 x 21.5 (11.5 x 8.5)After Sharpes "Monograph of the birds of paradise." Papua New GuineaThis 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
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
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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 ..
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Marquis Raggi's Bird Of Paradise
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29 x 21.5 (11.5 x 8.5)After Sharpes "Monograph of the birds of paradise." A bit of age toning and handling marks in margin.Papua New GuineaThis 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 pr..
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Creve Couer And Cochin Chickens
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28 x 18 cm (11 x 7 inches).Antique lithograph of prize poultry, made in 1902 by Harrison Weir of England. Harrison Weir was one of the most notable poultry breeders in England.They are black and white wood engravings made in 1856. It is an original antique and is in excellent condition.© Fine Rare P..
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Smyrna Kingfisher
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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..
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Eared Grebe
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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 birds..
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Bulwer's Petrel
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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..
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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 birds..
US$35.00
Black-Headed Gull
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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..
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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 birds..
US$35.00
Great Auck (Extinct)
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27 x 19 cm (10.6 x 7.4 inches).Der RiesenalkWere found from Spain to Canada. Was ~85cm (33 in) tall. Feathers were highly prized. Became extinct in 1844 due to hunting.This antique lithograph was made in about 1910 and is in excellent condition. It is from a rare set of collecting cards about dinosa..
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Guillemot Eggs
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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's "A Natural History of the Nests & Eggs of British Birds".Morris created this work in the Englis..
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Guillemot Eggs
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26 x 16 cm (10.3 x 6.25 inches)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..
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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
The Blue-Striped Lory
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26 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)Lorius cyanostriatusA 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, a..
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