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Insects

Discover antique prints of insects.

Many people loved to collect and study insects in the 18th and 19th centuries.

It was a fashionable and educational hobby. Many of these naturalists illustrated insects. Their illustrations were often printed as engravings and lithographs.

Choose from thousands of our antique prints of insects. They are genuine antique prints.

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 naturalis..
US$60.00
27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).Carabides beetlesThis rare antique engraving was made in the 1850s and is from Genera des Coléoptères d' Europe by Pierre Nicolas Jacquelin Du Val and Jules Migneaux. Du Val and Migneaux were members of the Entomological Society of France. The hand painted coloring is ..
US$40.00
27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).Carabides beetlesThis rare antique engraving was made in the 1850s and is from Genera des Coléoptères d' Europe by Pierre Nicolas Jacquelin Du Val and Jules Migneaux. Du Val and Migneaux were members of the Entomological Society of France. The hand painted coloring is ..
US$50.00
27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).Carabides beetlesThis rare antique engraving was made in the 1850s and is from Genera des Coléoptères d' Europe by Pierre Nicolas Jacquelin Du Val and Jules Migneaux. Du Val and Migneaux were members of the Entomological Society of France. The hand painted coloring is ..
US$50.00
27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8.5 inches).Carabides beetlesThis rare antique engraving was made in the 1850s and is from Genera des Coléoptères d' Europe by Pierre Nicolas Jacquelin Du Val and Jules Migneaux. Du Val and Migneaux were members of the Entomological Society of France. The hand painted coloring is ..
US$50.00
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$30.00
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$30.00
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 is hand colored. It is from a rare set of natural history prints, Faune Francaise by L.Vieillo..
US$30.00
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 is hand colored. It is from a rare set of natural history prints, Faune Francaise by L.Vieillo..
US$30.00
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 is hand colored. It is from a rare set of natural history prints, Faune Francaise by L.Vieillo..
US$30.00
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 is hand colored. It is from a rare set of natural history prints, Faune Francaise by L.Vieillo..
US$30.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Lampyris and LepturaThis 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 his superb bota..
US$50.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)This 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 his superb botanical illustrations,..
US$80.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Fulgora lanternariaThis 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 pr..
US$40.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)This large antique lithograph is by Emil Hanselmann of Stuttgart in Germany and was made in about 1870. The original hand coloring and detail is superb. Antique prints by Hanselmann are rare and sought after due to their large size and lovely coloring.. This is a fold..
US$50.00
26.5 x 16.5cm (10 x 6.5 inches). Dung Beetle, Hercules Beetle, Water Beetle 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 scien..
US$50.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)This 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 his superb botanical illustrations,..
US$60.00
26.5 x 16.5cm (10 x 6.5 inches). Stick Insects, Praying Mantis, Large Asian Cricket 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 natur..
US$50.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Age staining across the top rightThis large antique lithograph is by Emil Hanselmann of Stuttgart in Germany and was made in about 1870. The original hand coloring and detail is superb. Antique prints by Hanselmann are rare and sought after due to their large size and..
US$40.00
26 x 18cm (10.3 x 7 inches).This high quality antique lithograph is by Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert and was made in Italy in about 1895. Kuhnert (1865-1926) was a German artist who specialised in wildlife. He was especially good at portraying animals in natural settings. The image area is in excellent ..
US$60.00
45 x 34 cm (17.5 x 13.5 inches)Rubs and loss of image on the centre-foldThis large antique lithograph is by Emil Hanselmann of Stuttgart in Germany and was made in about 1870. The original hand coloring and detail is superb. Antique prints by Hanselmann are rare and sought after due to their large ..
US$25.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Nepa grandis and cinereaThis 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 medic..
US$40.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches)This vintage steel plate engraving is by Friederich Wilhelm Kuhnert, and was made in1894 in London. Kuhnert (1865-1926) was a German artist who specialised in wildlife. He was especially good at portraying animals in natural settings. The image area is in excellent co..
US$25.00
25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches)This vintage steel plate engraving is by Friederich Wilhelm Kuhnert, and was made in1894 in London. Kuhnert (1865-1926) was a German artist who specialised in wildlife. He was especially good at portraying animals in natural settings. The image area is in excellent co..
US$25.00
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
16.5 x 9 cm (6 x 3.5 inches).This original antique engraving was made in 1732 for a work by Noel-Antoine Pluche "Spectacle De La Nature..". This included many fine, hand made engravings about natural history, the heavens and science. The engravings we are offering are from the rare first French ed..
US$40.00
16.5 x 9 cm (6 x 3.5 inches).This original antique engraving was made in 1732 for a work by Noel-Antoine Pluche "Spectacle De La Nature..". This included many fine, hand made engravings about natural history, the heavens and science. The engravings we are offering are from the rare first French ed..
US$20.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Scarabaeus aloueus, gideon and actoeonThis 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 ini..
US$40.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Papilio priamus. Wings are 8 inches long in real lifeThis 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...
US$40.00
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Papilio leitusThis 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..
US$40.00
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