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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.

Tiger Moth, Silver Moth, Pine Beauty Moth
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45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Garden Tiger Moth (Euprepia caja), Tiger Moth (Euprepia hebe), Cream-spot Tiger Moth (Euprepia villica), Tiger Moth (Euprepia hera), Lettuce Shark Moth (Cucullia lactucae), Pine Beauty Moth (Trachea piniperda), Cabbage Moth (Mamestra brassica), Silver Y Moth (Plusia ga..
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Ulysses Butterfly, Atlas Moth, Blue Morpho Butterfly
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45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Atlas Moth (Attacus Atlas), Ulysses Butterfly (Papillo ulysses), White Dragontail Butterfly (Leptocircus curius), Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea lola), Fire Orange-tip Butterfly (Hebomoia leucippe), Blue Morpho Butterfly (Morpho rhetenor)This large antique lithograph is by..
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Silver Washed Fritillary Butterflies
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26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies was made in 1895 by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris. He was well known for his passion for natural history and he devoted much of his leisure time to a series of works on the birds, butterflies and moths of Britain. Each of his ..
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Butterflies:
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28.5 x 22cm (11.3 x 8.5 inches).Butterflies:This high quality antique lithograph about the animal kingdom is by Traugott Bromme, a German traveller who led an exciting life. Bromme published books, prints and maps on his travels and the natural history of the world. It is an original antique with ha..
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Butterflies on a Damson: Lycaenidae
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).Hairstreak, Large Blue, Mazarine BlueThis 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 pass..
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Butterflies: Tortoiseshells, Red Admiral, Painted Lady
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).NymphalidaeThis 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...
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Butterflies: Heath and Ringlet
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).SatyridaeThis 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..
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Silver, Green and Orange Tipped Butterflies
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).PieridaeThis 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..
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Butterflies: White Admiral, Poplar
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).NymphalidaeThis 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...
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Butterflies: Marbled White, Sicilian, Scotch
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).SatyridaeThis 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..
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Butterflies: Apollo, Veined and Mountain
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).Papilonidae, Pieridae. Small brown stain on bottom margin, would be covered by a matteThis 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 c..
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Scarce Painted Lady Butterflies
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26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies was made in 1895 by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris. He was well known for his passion for natural history and he devoted much of his leisure time to a series of works on the birds, butterflies and moths of Britain. Each of his ..
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Camberwell Beauty Butterflies
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26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies was made in 1895 by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris. He was well known for his passion for natural history and he devoted much of his leisure time to a series of works on the birds, butterflies and moths of Britain. Each of his ..
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Small-Tailed Blue Butterflies
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26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies was made in 1895 by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris. He was well known for his passion for natural history and he devoted much of his leisure time to a series of works on the birds, butterflies and moths of Britain. Each of his ..
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Purple-Edged Copper Butterflies
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26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies was made in 1895 by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris. He was well known for his passion for natural history and he devoted much of his leisure time to a series of works on the birds, butterflies and moths of Britain. Each of his ..
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26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies was made in 1895 by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris. He was well known for his passion for natural history and he devoted much of his leisure time to a series of works on the birds, butterflies and moths of Britain. Each of his ..
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Silver-Bordered Ringlet Butterflies
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26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies was made in 1895 by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris. He was well known for his passion for natural history and he devoted much of his leisure time to a series of works on the birds, butterflies and moths of Britain. Each of his ..
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Least Meadow Brown Butterflies
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26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies was made in 1895 by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris. He was well known for his passion for natural history and he devoted much of his leisure time to a series of works on the birds, butterflies and moths of Britain. Each of his ..
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Butterfly Collecting Cases
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26.5 x 18 cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This antique lithograph of butterflies was made in 1895 by The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris. He was well known for his passion for natural history and he devoted much of his leisure time to a series of works on the birds, butterflies and moths of Britain. Each of his ..
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Imperial Trojan Butterfly
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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..
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Mocha, Panther, Magpie Butterflies
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).DendrometridaeThis 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 Victoria..
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Swallowtail Butterflies
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23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Papilio demophoon and machaonThis antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a initially a ..
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Butterflies: Blue and Brown etc (Lycaenidae)
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).(From a later version of Cassell's Butterflies)This 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 ..
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Butterflies: Various Fritillary (Nymphalidae)
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).(From a later version of Cassell's Butterflies)This 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 ..
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Butterflies: Various including Swallow tails, Painted Lady, Admiral and Copper
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).(From a later version of Cassell's Butterflies)This 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 ..
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Butterflies: Yellow and Brimstone (Pieridae)
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26.5 x 21.5 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).(From a later version of Cassell's Butterflies)This 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 ..
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Sphinx Moth
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23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Sphinx atropesThis antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a initially a medical practit..
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Danai Butterflies
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23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Danai festiviThis antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a initially a medical practiti..
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Nymph Butterflies
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23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Nymphales phalerati - atalanta,paphia,jurtina and ioThis antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. ..
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