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Seashells

Discover genuine antique prints of seashells.

Shell collecting became popular in the 1700s. This was an era of voyages of discovery. Collectors eagerly sought shells from exotic lands. They often displayed their shells in curiosity cabinets, considered indispensable in well-appointed homes.

Naturalists illustrated shells in beautiful conchological (shell) manuals. The illustrations were usually printed as engravings or lithographs.

Choose from our big range of fantastic antique seashell prints. They are genuine antique prints.

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$50.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Bula resiliens and Bulla PallidaThis 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..
US$40.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).VenusThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular e..
US$50.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).SpondylusThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popul..
US$90.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).HelixThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular e..
US$70.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).LepasThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular e..
US$50.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).PholasThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular ..
US$40.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).AnomiaThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular ..
US$50.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).MytilusThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular..
US$70.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Buccinum sapillus and Buccinum lineatumThis 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 ..
US$40.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).MyaThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular eig..
US$50.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).SerpulaThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular..
US$30.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).DentaliumThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popul..
US$20.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).TeredoThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular ..
US$30.00
21 x 13cm (8.25 x 5 inches).SabellaThis antique lithograph is from the first edition of Conchology by John Mawe, one of the oldest works about shells, dated 1823. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted coloring and is in very good condition. Shell collecting was a popular..
US$30.00
27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)An original antique lithograph of south pacific seashells, created c.1910. The shells are clear, well drawn, and have remarkable detail enhanced with hand colouring.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$60.00
27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)An original antique lithograph of south pacific seashells, created c.1910. The shells are clear, well drawn, and have remarkable detail enhanced with hand colouring.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$60.00
27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)An original antique lithograph of south pacific seashells, created c.1910. The shells are clear, well drawn, and have remarkable detail enhanced with hand colouring.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$60.00
27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)An original antique lithograph of south pacific seashells, created c.1910. The shells are clear, well drawn, and have remarkable detail enhanced with hand colouring.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$60.00
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$40.00
27 x 21 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)An original antique lithograph of south pacific seashells, created c.1910. The shells are clear, well drawn, and have remarkable detail enhanced with hand colouring.© Fine Rare Prints..
US$60.00
27 x 21cm (10.5 x 8 inches). An original antique lithograph of south pacific seashells, created c.1910. The shells are clear, well drawn, and have remarkable detail enhanced with hand colouring. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$45.00
27 x 21cm (10.5 x 8 inches). An original antique lithograph of south pacific seashells, created c.1910. The shells are clear, well drawn, and have remarkable detail enhanced with hand colouring. © Fine Rare Prints..
US$45.00
28 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Genus PennaThis 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 als..
US$129.00
28 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Genus PholasThis 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 al..
US$79.00
28 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Genus Tellina and CardiumThis 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..
US$129.00
28 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Genus PatellaThis 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 a..
US$129.00
28 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Genus SolenThis 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 als..
US$99.00
22 x 16.5 cm (9.5 x 6 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 e..
US$50.00
27 x 18. cm (11 x 7.25 inches).Oliva XxivThis antique lithograph of seashells is from a set by George Brettingham Sowerby Jnr, published in parts in London from about 1842-1886 and is an antique, not a reproduction. It has hand painted colors and is in very good condition.It's from one of the rarest..
US$75.00
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