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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.

Beetles: Stag Beetle, Water Beetle Etc
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28.5 x 22cm (11.3 x 8.5 inches).Stag Beetle,Water Beetle 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 an..
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Chaffers - Chrysomela Beetles (II)
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35 x 27cm (13.8 x 10.5 inches).This engraving is from a wonderful work on beetles by Thomas Martyn (1735-1825), and was made in London in 1793. The set it is from was titled "The English Entomologist, exhibiting all the Coleopterous Insects found in England" and featured the first illustrations of m..
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Firefly, Cicada, Shield Bugs, Water Beetles
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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. It is a lithogr..
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Grasshoppers and Crickets (Orthoptera)
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25.5 x 16.5 cm (10 x 6.5 inches)This vintage lithograph 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 condition. T..
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Insects: Dragon Flies, Mantis, Grass Hoppers, Damsel Flies Etc
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28.5 x 22cm (11.3 x 8.5 inches).Dragon Flies,Mantis,Grass Hoppers,Damsel Flies 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..
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Lantern Fly and Click Beetles
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Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Falgora lanternaria and ElaterThis 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 s..
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Luminous Lantern Fly
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24.5 x 16 cm (9.75 x 6.25 inches).This superb antique print was made in 1849 and is from the first edition of Dictionnaire D'Histoire Naturelle by Charles Orbigny. It was made by engraving and has beautiful hand colouring enriched with shellac finishing. The print is on heavy, high quality stiff pap..
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Praying Mantis, Stick Insects, Cricket, Mole Cricket, Etc
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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. It is a lithogr..
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Scorpions
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28 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).This 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 also well know..
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Stag Beetle
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23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Lucanus cervus, from AmericaThis 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 m..
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Stag Beetle, Water Beetle, Ground Beetles and others
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37 x 27 cm (14.5 x 10.75 inches).This is a large antique engraving by J.W.Lowry after Sir Edwin Landseer and is over 150 years old. Lowry was a well known engraver in Victorian times, and his engravings are beautifully detailed. Sir Edwin Henry Landseer was an English painter, well known for his pai..
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Various Wasps including Sirex Gigas and Vespa species, Carrion Beetle, Staphylinus
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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,..
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Bird Catching Spider
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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..
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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..
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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
Pectinicornis, Horsefly and Water Clock beetles
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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,..
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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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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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Fire Ants
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23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).Formica rubraThis 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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Flea
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23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).PulexThis 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 practitioner. He..
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