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Butterflies

Discover antique prints of butterflies and moths.

Butterflies have been important symbols in many cultures. For example, butterflies appear in ancient Egyptian and Aztec hieroglyphs. They symbolize love in China and a person's soul in Japan.

In Europe, many people loved to collect and study butterflies in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was a fashionable and educational hobby.

Many of these naturalists illustrated butterflies. Their illustrations were often printed as engravings and lithographs.

Choose from our extensive collection of antique prints of butterflies and moths. They are genuine antique prints.

Great Swallow-tailed Butterfly and Brimstone Butterfly
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26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$0.00
21 x 15 cm (8.25 x 6 inches).This is an antique stipple engraving by Pretre, a renowned French natural history artist and was made in 1819. The quality of the stipple engraving is beautifully detailed, and it has original hand coloring. It is from a rare set of natural history prints, Faune Francais..
US$75.00
21 x 15 cm (8.25 x 6 inches).This is an antique stipple engraving by Pretre, a renowned French natural history artist and was made in 1819. The quality of the stipple engraving is beautifully detailed, and it has original hand coloring. It is from a rare set of natural history prints, Faune Francais..
US$60.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).HetroceraThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of wealthy Victorians. P..
US$50.00
26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$75.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).BombycesThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of wealthy Victorians. Pe..
US$65.00
Accurate, high resolution scans of 26 antique pictures of butterflies by Kirby and Reverend Morris.Images are 300ppi and will be sent to you by file transfer, usually within 1 working day.The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris was well known for his passion for natural history and devoted his leisure tim..
US$40.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).SphingidaeThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of wealthy Victorians. ..
US$65.00
21 x 15 cm (8.25 x 6 inches).This is an antique stipple engraving by Pretre, a renowned French natural history artist and was made in 1819. The quality of the stipple engraving is beautifully detailed, and it has original hand coloring. It is from a rare set of natural history prints, Faune Francais..
US$60.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).SaturniidaeThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of wealthy Victorians...
US$65.00
28 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Genus BombyxThis exquisitely detailed engraving is from a set made in London by Abraham Rees in the period 1797-1820. It is an antique, not a modern reproduction. Many of the prints in this set were engraved from artwork by Sydenham Edwards, a multi-talented gentleman al..
US$80.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).LasiocampaA. Ge toned marginThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of we..
US$65.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).HetroceraThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of wealthy Victorians. P..
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
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in 1808 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, has..
US$40.00
20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in 1808 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, has..
US$40.00
26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$95.00
26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$95.00
26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$95.00
26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$95.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Giant Peacock Moth (Pavonia pyri), Emperor Moth (Pavonia spini), Tau Emperor Moth (Aglia tau), Silkworm Moth (Bombyx mori), Gypsy Moth (Gastropacha pruni), Pine Moth (Gastropacha pini), Oak Moth (Gastropacha quercus), Oak Processionary Moth (Gastropacha processionea)Th..
US$125.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).HetroceraThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of wealthy Victorians. P..
US$50.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).Agrotidae, HadenidaeThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of wealthy Vi..
US$50.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).HetroceraThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of wealthy Victorians. P..
US$50.00
26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).HetroceraThis is an original antique lithograph from a work by William Forsell Kirby for Cassell and Company. It was made in 1882 and is a very high quality lithograph with hand finished coloring. Butterfly and moth collecting was a passion of wealthy Victorians. P..
US$50.00
26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$75.00
26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$75.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)The largest and oldest chestnut tree in the worldLegend has it that one hundred knights were caught in a severe thunderstorm and took shelter under the tree.This detailed engraving is from the first edition of the rare "English Encyclopedia", made for George Kearsley in..
US$40.00
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)This detailed engraving is from the first edition of the rare "English Encyclopedia", made for George Kearsley in London in 1802. Its full title was "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and sciences..
US$40.00
26.5 by 17.5cm (10.5 by 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies is by Henry Humphreys. It was made c.1860 and has very high quality original hand coloring. These prints are particularly decorative as they show the butterflies on the wild flowers and plants they inhabit. The images of the bu..
US$75.00
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