Crocodile vulgair, Stellion Spinipede, Stellion des AnciensSize: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.Condition: Excellent with some scattered foxing.This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest e..
26 x 18cm (10.3 x 7 inches).Coccodrillo del NiloEgyptThis 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 im..
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 naturalist..
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..
38.5 x 23 cm (15.2 x 9 inches)This large antique copper plate engraving is by John Jonston. He was a scholar, renowned physician and distinguished naturalist. It was made in 1657 for "Historiae naturalis" and engraved by Matthaus Merian, the great German engraver. The engraving is printed on chain-l..
29 x 21.5 (11.5 x 8.5)Crocodilus niloticusAfricaThis vintage lithograph is from Wild Nature, made in the early 1930s in London and Australia. It is what's known as an instructive picture, a genre of antique prints created to educate people about the natural world. As such they usually show animals r..
25 x 16 cm (10 x 6.5 inches)This hand colored engraving is from a set published in London in the 1860s by Fullarton and Company of London and Edinburgh, and was made to educate the general population about natural history. It was made by steel plate engraving and has original, hand painted colors. I..
28.5 x 22 cm (11.5 x 8 inches).Gloucestershire, Sussex, Sheppey, MaastrichtThis is an original antique engraving from James Parkinson's landmark work on fossils "Organic Remains of a Former World" and was made in 1804. This work was a major contribution to the development of paleontology and consist..
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..
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 ..
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Griffin, Crocodile, Eagle, Duck, Eagle and Snake, Dragon, Monkey, Swan, Beaver, Ram, Boar and Dog 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 f..
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,..
20.5 x 11.5 cm (8 x 4.5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving made in ~1797 from "Barr's Buffon" English edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 200 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, h..
27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).This detailed engraving is from a the first edition of the rare "English Encyclopedia", made for George Kearsley in London in 1802. Its full title was "The English Encyclopedia being a collection of treatises and a dictionary of terms illustrative of the arts and scien..