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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.

23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Morpho leonte butterfly from Central America. /p>This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris in 1834, has superb original hand painted colouring and is in very good condition. Th..
US$150.00
Clouded Yellow Butterfly and Pale Clouded Yellow 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$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$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
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Nymphalis lasinassa butterfly from Java in Indonesia. Nymphalis callisto butterfly from Ambon and Java in Indonesia. /p>This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris in 1834, has s..
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
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Cethosia lamarckii butterfly from Australia. Cethosia dido butterfly from Guyana and Brazil. Cethosia leschenault butterfly from Java. This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris..
US$125.00
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
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Vanessa aglatonice and juliana butterfly from Ambon in Indonesia. This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris in 1834, has superb original hand painted colouring and is in very g..
US$125.00
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
Hawk Moths: Hawk, Buff, Ochre
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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
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Papilio peranthus butterfly from Java in Indonesia and Cochin China. Papilio polymnestor butterfly from East Indies (Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea etc).This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. I..
US$125.00
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
Butterflies
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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
Moths
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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
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Idea agelie butterfly from Ambon in Indonesia. This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris in 1834, has superb original hand painted colouring and is in very good condition. The ..
US$125.00
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Pavonia Lycaon And Brassolis Sophora Butterflies from Brazil./p>This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris in 1834, has superb original hand painted colouring and is in very goo..
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
Scarce Copper Butterfly and Large Copper 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$95.00
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Acraea thalie butterfly from Guyana and Brazil. Acraea zidora and euryta butterflies from Sierra Leone. This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris in 1834, has superb original h..
US$95.00
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Acraea vibilia butterfly from Brazil. Acraea julia and Cethosia juno butterfly from Guyana and Brazil. This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris in 1834, has superb original ha..
US$95.00
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Anthocaris danae butterfly from East Indies (Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea etc). Anthocaris vemilia butterfly from Java in Indonesia. Anthocaris eupompe butterfly from Nubia (The Nile region in Egypt and Sudan). Anthocaris fausta butterfly from Syria. This rare..
US$95.00
23.5 x 14.5cm (9.25x 5.5 inches). Anthocaris evippe butterfly from Coast of Angola. This rare antique engraving is from "Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques" by Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas. It was made in Paris in 1834, has superb original hand painted colouring and is in very good condition. ..
US$95.00
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