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Water Birds

Discover antique prints of water birds.

Water birds include ducks, geese, swans, flamingoes and many lesser known birds.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, water birds were often owned by the upper classes. They liked to have them ornamenting their gardens and lakes. So, there are many excellent old works of art featuring water birds. Naturalists also enjoyed studying and illustrating water birds. Usually the art and illustrations were printed as engravings and lithographs.

Choose from our large range antique prints of water birds. They are genuine antiques.

32 x 22 cm (12.5 x 8.75 inches).Syrigma sibilatrixSouth AmericaThis beautiful chromolithographic print is from the first edition of the Argentian artist Axel Amuchastegui's work, Love Life of the Birds and was made in 1952. It is in excellent condition on fine white rag paper with strong plate marks..
US$75.00
26 x 18 cm (10.5 x 7 inches)Sterna hirundoA 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..
US$65.00
28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).North AmericaThis antique illustration is from a work by Thomas Sadler Roberts about North American birds. This is an original antique from the 1930s, not a reproduction. It is in superb condition. There is text on the back that does not relate to the birds shown. Thomas..
US$55.00
28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).North AmericaThis antique illustration is from a work by Thomas Sadler Roberts about North American birds. This is an original antique from the 1930s, not a reproduction. It is in superb condition. There is text on the back that does not relate to the birds shown. Thomas..
US$45.00
28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).North AmericaThis antique illustration is from a work by Thomas Sadler Roberts about North American birds. This is an original antique from the 1930s, not a reproduction. It is in superb condition. There is text on the back that does not relate to the birds shown. Thomas..
US$45.00
28 x 21 cm (11 x 8.5 inches).North AmericaThis antique illustration is from a work by Thomas Sadler Roberts about North American birds. This is an original antique from the 1930s, not a reproduction. It is in superb condition. There is text on the back that does not relate to the birds shown. Thomas..
US$45.00
25 x 15 cm (10 x 6 inches). L'Ibis sacre L'Ibis blanc 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..
US$60.00
26.5 x 17.5cm (10.5 x 7 inches).This hand colored aquatint engraving was made in 1850 and is by Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), the famous English painter and engraver best known for humorous illustrations of people and sports. This is a genuine antique, not a reproduction, and is in excellent condi..
US$60.00
25 x 15.5 cm (9.75 x 6 inches).This is an original hand colored wood engraving made for Charles Robert Bree in 1866. It is a genuine antique print, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. The paper and colors are virtually as fresh as they day the prints were created. Charles Robert Bree w..
US$60.00
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..
US$40.00
25 x 15.5 cm (9.75 x 6 inches).This is an original hand colored wood engraving made for Charles Robert Bree in 1866. It is a genuine antique print, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. The paper and colors are virtually as fresh as they day the prints were created. Charles Robert Bree w..
US$60.00
30.5 x 25.5 cm (12 x 10 inches).This exquisitely detailed etching is by Samuel Howitt and was made in 1823. Howitt (1765-1822) is renowned for his lively portrayals of animals and sports. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, illustrated several books and the Sportsman's Magazine. His light touch with ..
US$50.00
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,..
US$70.00
24.9 x 15.5cm (9.8 x 6.5 inches). This is an original hand colored wood engraving made for Charles Robert Bree in 1866. It is a genuine antique print, not a reproduction. It is in excellent condition. The paper and colors are virtually as fresh as they day the prints were created. Charles Robert Br..
US$50.00
30.5 x 25.5 cm (12 x 10 inches).This exquisitely detailed etching is by Samuel Howitt and was made in 1823. Howitt (1765-1822) is renowned for his lively portrayals of animals and sports. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, illustrated several books and the Sportsman's Magazine. His light touch with ..
US$50.00
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..
US$35.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Scolopax heliasThis 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 "Trul..
US$50.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Parra jacanaThis 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 "Truly, ..
US$50.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Gallinula chloropusThis 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 "..
US$50.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Fulica atraThis 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 "Truly, B..
US$50.00
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..
US$35.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Charadrius pluvialisThis 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 ..
US$50.00
21x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Mergus merganserThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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 "Trul..
US$40.00
21x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)New ZealandThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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 "Truly, Bu..
US$40.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Tringa vanellusThis 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 "Trul..
US$50.00
21x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Podiceps minorThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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 "Truly,..
US$40.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Charadrius himantopusThis 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..
US$50.00
21x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Colymbus glacialisThis is a hand colored engraving made in 1794 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 "Tr..
US$40.00
Paper Size: 24 x 15 cm (9.5 x 6 inches)Colymbus glacialis, Calymbus Immer - Imber and Colymbus auritusThis 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 ge..
US$70.00
21 x 13 cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)Gallinula porphyrioThis 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 "..
US$50.00
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