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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).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).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$125.00
The Echidna
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AustraliaThis 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 ani..
US$195.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).Europe - LithuaniaThis 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 prin..
US$75.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 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 animals ever..
US$80.00
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$125.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).Southern 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 ..
US$75.00
32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AustraliaThis 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 ani..
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$150.00
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).Papua New GuineaThis 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..
US$195.00
Alpine Scene, Alpine Hare, Steinbock And Bearded Vulture
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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$0.00
Bat
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).JavaThis 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$0.00
Brown Bear, Buzzard, Adder Snake
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).Europe. Small tear/mark in margin, well away from imageThis 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 som..
US$0.00
Grouse, Ptarmigan And Woodcock
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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 animals ev..
US$0.00
Skylark, Starling And Linnet
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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 animals ev..
US$0.00
Swans And Ducks
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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 animals ev..
US$0.00
Duck Billed Platypus and Bats
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).AustraliaThis 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 ani..
US$0.00
Polar Bear and Leopard
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 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 animals ever..
US$0.00
Love Birds, Parrots And Warbling Parrakeets
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 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 animals ever..
US$0.00
The Lion
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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$0.00
The Rhinoceros
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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$0.00
Wild Cat, Badger, Mole, Hedgehog
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 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 animals ever..
US$0.00
Malay Tapir
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32 x 19.5 cm (12.5 x 7.75 inches).JavaThis 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$0.00
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