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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.

25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches). Le Butor. Le Bihoreau This antique lithograph was made in 1833 in Brussels for Daubenton and Buffon's epic natural history work. It has hand painted water colouring with many of the plates embellished with gold paint. The lithograph is on one side, the other side is blank..
US$60.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, ha..
US$40.00
25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches). Le Savacou. L'Ombrette This antique lithograph was made in 1833 in Brussels for Daubenton and Buffon's epic natural history work. It has hand painted water colouring with many of the plates embellished with gold paint. The lithograph is on one side, the other side is blan..
US$60.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, ha..
US$40.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, ha..
US$40.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, ha..
US$40.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, ha..
US$40.00
26 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)Aix galericulataA 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 ..
US$65.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, ha..
US$40.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, ha..
US$40.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, ha..
US$40.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, ha..
US$40.00
Martin
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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
White-Winged Crossbill
-30 %
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
Three-Toed Woodpecker
-30 %
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
Raven
-30 %
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
Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker
-30 %
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
Black Woodpecker
-30 %
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
Pied Flycatcher
-30 %
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
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
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
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus), European Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Gull (Lestris parasilica), Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia), Little Tern (Sterna minuta), Black Skimmer (Rhyncho..
US$125.00
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
26 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)Hydrophasianus sinenisA 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..
US$65.00
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
Crow
-30 %
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
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Falco coronatus and Falco chrysaelosThis 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..
US$70.00
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
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
32 x 22 cm (12.5 x 8.75 inches).Upupa upopsThis beautiful chromolithographic print is from the first edition of the Argentian artist Axel Amuchastegui's work, Love Life of the Birds and was made in 1952. It is in excellent condition on fine white rag paper with strong plate marks. Each print is sign..
US$75.00
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