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In the 1850s, artists and educators designed instructive picture books to educate people. They showed nature realistically.
Instructive pictures were imaginative, intriguing and lively. This was a very different style to classic natural history illustration.
Instructive prints have cleverly composed images. You can often discover new details every time you look at them. This reminds us of Tintin illustrations.
Instructive books were expensive. The artwork took much time as the artist imagine a scene and research every detail.
The best antique instructive prints are quite rare nowadays. Most had a hard life in the hands of youngsters !
Here are many of the best antique instructive picture book prints for you to choose from. They are genuine antiques from the mid 1800s and are great conversation starters !

32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).Southern Asia - MalaccasThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antiqu..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AfricaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animal..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AsiaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animals ..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).Southern Asia - IndiaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique p..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AsiaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animals ..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).North AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AfricaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animal..
US$150.00
39.5 x 31.5 cm (15.5 x 12.5 inches).This original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of ..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AfricaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animal..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).South AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AfricaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animal..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).North AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$150.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).South AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$150.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).Asia, IndiaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of a..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).South AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).South AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AfricaBarbary macaques are found in Africa and Gibraltar. As they are tailless, they are also known as Barbary apes, despite being monkeys (Macaca sylvanus). Legend says as long as they exist on Gibraltar, the territory will remain under British ruleThis original a..
US$150.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).North AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$150.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).ChinaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animals..
US$190.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AsiaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animals ..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).South AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).EuropeThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animal..
US$150.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).North AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$150.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).Central AsiaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of ..
US$75.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AfricaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animal..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).South AmericaSouth American rattlesnakes are shown in the foregroundThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families...
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AsiaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animals ..
US$125.00
39.5 x 31.5 cm (15.5 x 12.5 inches).This original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of ..
US$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).ArcticThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of animal..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).North AmericaThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1860s by Edmonston and Douglas in England and is from a set of prints, The Instructive Picture Book, created to educate children of wealthy families. They are some of the most attractive antique prints of..
US$115.00
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