21 x 16 cm (8.25 x 6.25 inches)This antique copper plate engraving is by Pierre Pomet, a Paris apothecary.Pomet became chief druggist to King Louis XIV and a purveyor of medicinal remedies from distant lands.It was made in 1725 for Pomet's " A Compleat History of Drugges ". This was the most complet..
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Haematopus ostralegusThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1812 from the Comte de Buffon's English edition of Natural History. Buffon's works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. It has been said that..
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..
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Murex, Dolium, Cowry, Oyster, Chama, MusselThis large antique copper plate engraving is by George Selby Howard he was a distinguished English scientist and lawyer. It was made in 1788 for "The New Royal Cyclopaedia and Encyclopaedia". The engraving is printed on chai..
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Elephant dentalium, Muricated Serpula, Creeping Tubularia and SpondylusThis 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-tal..
20.5 x 11.5cm (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, ha..
19 x 11 cm (7.5 x 4.5 inches).This is an antique chromolithograph from a work by Richard Bowdler-Sharpe (1847 - 1909), an English zoologist in the Zoological Department of the British Museum. He founded the British Ornithologists' Club in 1892. His work on birds was scientific, yet popular and conta..
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..
21 x 13 cm (8.3 x 5.2 inches).This superb antique engraving is over 230 years old. It's from "British Zoology" by Thomas Pennant, which was published in 1776 in Warrington, England. The illustrations in the early editions were so expensive to produce that he made little money and gave the profits to..
27 x 20 cm (10.3 x 8 inches).London DocksThis antique etching was made in 1828 by Edward William Cooke , considered one of the great marine artists of the 19th century. Born into a family of engravers, and taking advantage of his love for the sea , a teenage Edward created etchings of ships and boat..
18.5 x 12 cm (7.3 x 4.8 inches)This antique print was made by wood engraving in 1855. It is in in excellent condition and is an original antique by Reverend Francis Orpen Morris and was printed by Groombridge and Sons of London in 1887. The Reverend Francis Orpen Morris was well known for his passi..
25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches). L'huitrier. Le Coure-vite This antique lithograph was made in 1833 in Brussels for Daubenton and Buffon's epic natural history work. It has hand painted water colouring with many of the plates embellished with gold paint. The lithograph is on one side, the other side is b..