28 x 22.5 cm (11 x 8.5 inches). Margin from paper edge to image quite large.The DeathThis original antique engraving was published in 1843 in London in the first and only edition of "Sports, British and Foreign" by Walter Spiers. This illustrated the pursuit of sportsmen in every corner of the globe..
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..
~8.3 by 5.2 inches (21 by 12.8 cm).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 profi..
33.5 x 24 cm (13.3 x 9.3 inches)Equula sensifera, Amphacanthus lineatus, Acanthurus chirurgusThis hand colored antique lithograph was made in 1836. It is from Naturgeschichte und Abildungen der Filche by Heinrich Rudolph Scinz and Karl Brodtmann. Schinz (1777-1861) was a Swiss physician and naturali..
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 inches).This antique engraving is over 200 years old. It's is from the first edition of one of George Shaw's works on zoology, published between 1801 and 1804. George Shaw (1751-1813) was a notable English botanist and zoologist. Shaw was a initially a medical practitioner. He beca..
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..
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..
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches).Shell, Rabbit, Shell, Wings, Peacock, Eagle, Eagle & Heron, Porcupine, Lion, Heron, Ostrich and Horse Sea Creature 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 br..
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches).The images include deer, dogs and a setter with the saying 'Diligent and faithful' 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 e..
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches).The images include hunting dogs, a cat, cockerel and monkeys on a see-saw entitled 'To our happy meeting' 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 ! ..
27.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches).Ring-tailed, TarsierThis 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 o..
53 x 34.5 cm (19 x 13.5 inches).Sylvilagus floridanusNorth AmericaThis stunning lithograph is from the first edition (made in 1971 and limited to 500) of "Some Birds and Mammals of North America" by Axel Amuchastegui. All the original plates sold on the first day they were first shown in London in 1..
25 x 18 cm (10 x 7 inches).A beautifully colored and illustrated chromolithograph made by Cassell and Company in ~1870 for Thomas Rymer Jones, Professor of Natural History and Comparative Anatomy in King's College, London. This is an original antique print, not a reproduction, and is in good conditi..