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..
42 x 24.5 cm (16.5 x 9.75 inches)Spoonbill, Soco, Toucan, Tamatia, Vulture, Tropic Bird, Wheatear, Wryneck, Woodpecker, WimbrelThis 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 a..
26.5 x 20 cm (10.5 x 8 inches)This detailed engraving is from 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 sciences..
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..
53 x 34.5 cm (19 x 13.5 inches).Platelea albaAfricaThis stunning lithograph is from the first edition (made in 1971 and limited to 500) of "Some Birds and Mammals of Africa" by Axel Amuchastegui. All the original plates sold on the first day they were first shown in London in 1970. The quality of th..
28.5 x 22cm (11.3 x 8.5 inches).Spoonbill,Pelican 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 genuine antique wi..
26 x 16 cm (10.3 x 6.25 inches)Black Stork,Spoonbill and White StorkThis original antique lithograph was made in the 1890s and is from Henry Seebohm's work on birds eggs, one of the best studies of birds eggs of the 1800s...
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..
25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches).La Spatule. La Becasse 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 blank...
28.5 x 19 cm (11.3 x 7.5 inches).This is an original hand colored engraving from a large, fine quality French edition of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,'s Natural History. The hand coloring is original, and the engraving is over 160 years old. It was made by copper plate engraving, has fine ..
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..