20.5 x 11.5cm (8 x 4.5 inches) This is an original hand colored engraving made in 1808 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, has..
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)This is a hand colored engraving made in 1812. It is from the English edition of Comte de Buffon's work Histoire Naturelle. Buffon influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. It has been said that "Truly, Buffo..
28.5 x 22cm (11.3 x 8.5 inches).Rabbits,Porcupine,Rats,Guinea Pig This high quality antique engraving 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. This is a ge..
15.8 x 9.8 cm (6.2 x 4.0 inches)Papua New GuineaThis finely detailed engraving was made in London in the 1840s.It is a genuine antique, not a reproduction and is in very good condition. The original hand colouring and engraving is excellent. The publishing company William Home Lizars of London and E..
23.5 x 18 cm (9 x 7 inches).Carpophaga rubriceraPapua New GuineaJohn Gould was the enterprising genius behind the creation of 2999 different handcolored lithographic plates of birds and animals. He was born in 1804 on the Dorset coast in England. Gould had no formal university training and consider..
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..
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..