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Heraldry

Heraldry is a system of visual identification that started in the Middle Ages to differentiate knights on the battle field. Every symbol in a heraldic design has meaning, hence a system of visual language developed around heraldry. The designs were meant to be impressive and seen at distance, so had large, contrasting features and colours.

As time went by, noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry was the perfect, visual way for them to brag of their accomplishments. So, heraldry started to be used away from the battle field. Noble families would use heraldry on ceremonial cloths, shields, banners, letterheads, tapestries and anywhere else it may be seen.

Antique prints of heraldry were made to record the symbols used, which heraldic design belonged to which noble family and to provide inspiration and reference for artists who wished to create new heraldry. The antique prints are eye-catching and fascinating and nowadays make great decorative pictures when framed.

30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include horse riding, boar hunting and a tiger in the jungle entitled “an unpleasant meeting' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! ..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include butterflies and insects. The spider is entitled 'My existance depends on cunning' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Nobl..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include hunting dogs, a cat, cockerel and monkeys on a see-saw entitled 'To our happy meeting' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding !..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Images include cupids in various poses. The bagpiper is entitled 'Oer the hills and far awa' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble famili..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry w..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include a cupid in a bird cage “Here reigns the god' and a beehive entitled 'Industry' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble f..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images includes a witch with the witticism 'We all have our hobbies' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone t..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry w..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry w..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry w..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry w..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry w..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry w..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry w..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry w..
US$30.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)This large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain-linked paper with strong plate marks and ..
US$40.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)This large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain-linked paper with strong plate marks and ..
US$40.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)This large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain-linked paper with strong plate marks and ..
US$40.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)This large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain-linked paper with strong plate marks and ..
US$40.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)This large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain-linked paper with strong plate marks and ..
US$40.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)This large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain-linked paper with strong plate marks and ..
US$40.00
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)This large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chain-linked paper with strong plate marks and ..
US$40.00
Donkey, Greyhound, Bear
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25.2 x 16.3cm (10 x 6.5 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry..
US$0.00
Heraldry 20: Merlion, Camel, Lizard etc
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30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Arm with Club, Crow, Arms with Thistles, Fish, Bull, Merlion, Boar Head, Camel, Bull Head, Deer Head, Lizard and Snake This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form ..
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Heraldry 23: Parrot, Sphinx, Eagle etc
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30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Parrot, Sphinx, Eagle, Lion Head, Peacock, Lion, Thistle, Eagle, Roses, Chicken, Lion and Wolf This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble fami..
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Crowns, Orders and Coronets
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30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). This is an original sepia tinted steel engraving by Thomas Jack with illustrations that were used to create heraldic crests. Every symbol in a heraldic design has meaning, hence a system of visual language developed around heraldry. They have fascinating levels of deta..
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Heraldry 12: Wolf, Locust, Elephant etc
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30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches).Wolf, Elephant, Weasel, Castle, Leopard, Hand, Locust, Sea Monsters, Dove, Ram, Wolf and AntelopeThis antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble fam..
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Heraldry 14: Deer, Raven, Badger etc
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30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches).Horn, Lion, Hand with Wheat, Bull Head, Falcon, Deer, Raven, Dog, Cockerel, Badger, Lion Head and Sleeping LionThis antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of brandi..
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Heraldry 16: Centaur, Lion, Hedgehog etc
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30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches).Lion, Man's Head, Antelope, Hedgehog, Lion, Cat, Lady, Centaur, Bow and Arrow, Man's Head, Sun and ArmsThis antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Nob..
US$0.00
Heraldry 22: Dragon, Bee, Tiger etc
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30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches).Lion Head, Griffin, Sheep Head, Cockerel Head, Lion and Dragon, Bee, Ram's Head,Eagle, Wolf Head, Tiger, Knight on Horseback and HippocampusThis antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of ..
US$0.00
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