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Elwes Lilies: A unique gallery of antique lily prints!

Search for Elwes Lilies in our unique gallery of antique lily lithographs and hand colored engravings.  Including Elwes Lilies by Walter Hood Fitch; Curtis Botanical Magazine with Syndham Edwards..

Elwes Lilies – Walter Fitch – A Monograph of the Genus Lilium c.1880.

I am happy to provide my customers with Elwes Lilies, in which Walter Hood Fitch was the botanical illustrator. These antique lithographs  come from the most important book produced on lilies A Monograph of the Genus Lilium, published c.1880.   

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Artwork was crafted by Walter Hood Fitch. He was a top botanical illustrator during the 19th Century.   These antique lithographs come from the most important book produced on lilies:  A Monograph of the Genus Lilium.   Each of the Elwes Lilies is a large folio, hand colored lithographs.

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Lilies – Antique Botanical Illustrations – Classic for Modern Homes

Each old flower print measures about 9″ high x 11 1/2″ wide.  They would be dramatic framed in a simple style.  Monotone large matting… Or perhaps an arrangement under an acrylic sheet of plexi glass to use in a modern home or loft. $125. Each.

This grouping of Curtis and Edwards botanical engravings are the fold outs which were issued periodically.  Carefully collected for years, we now are offering this beautiful set of lilies. Consider the application of these antique prints in your modern home and historic home as well. Classic artwork is timeless, especially when properly framed, bringing your home decor to another level.

These fold out antique flower prints are simple in color.  They are hand colored copper plate engravings on wove rag paper.  Published in London from 1801-1830, these are genuine antiques.  Predominately shown and for sale here is the work of Curtis and Edwards.  Each botanical illustration was published for the Curtis Botanical Magazine.  Issued once a month, the periodical was received by anxious and excited subscribers.  A small paperback like type of magazine.  Gardeners and well to do people who read would collect, discuss and define garden plans including many of the latest species described.

Syndham Edwards was largely responsible for water coloring each and every illustration immediately after printing.  He was a talented sole. His water color illumination rarely varied from plate to plate, consistent in quality and the actual colors of the water color.  The Curtis Botanical Magazine started in 1787 and still is published today.

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The Art of Lithography:

Lithography was a very laborious process.  It took tremendous skill.  It was a life long craft, once a lithographer, always a lithographer!  No switching back and forth in careers in the OLD days. One would serve a long apprenticeship, sometimes years on end, with little to no pay, in order to become a craftsman like the one skilled to work on these rare Elwes Lilies that Fitch produced. 

Original illustrations were transferred onto a special kind of limestone.  The limestone came out of a certain area of Germany.  The limestone was cut into large slabs, about 1″ thick.  The illustration was meticulously drawn onto the limestone slab with a type of a greasy crayon. What was under the greasy crayon essentially was what was printed in relief.  The finished desired slab was then emerged into nitric acid.  The nitric acid burned away what was not covered by the greasy crayon.  That area was then in relief.  The greasy crayon was wiped off, inked up, and printed onto a piece of heavy wove rag paper.  (The making of the paper is another story).

Water coloring was meticulously added by a very experienced water colorist. Water coloring was also a life long career or craft.  Intense ink from minerals and vegetables and insects made up water colors in the early days. These water colored lithographs are vibrant and beautiful.  The prints themselves are in near perfect condition. 

Cacti Succulents! Many unusual species of Aloe, & Stapellia.

I have a great selection of antique cacti succulents prints. Antique engravings, mostly 19th Century hand colored engravings and lithographs.  Available for sale by purchasing online, or please call Anne at  413-245-4197  for immediate expert assistance.

Cacti Succulents:  an assortment of old cactus and succulent prints.  Antique hand colored engravings.  

Many unusual species of Aloe. These antique prints date from 1820 to 1900.

Cacti Succulents:  Curtis Aloe!   English hand colored copper plate engraving on handmade rag. Published c. 1800.  @5×9″

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Stapelia Prints, English Hand Colored Engravings, double matted in rag to 11×14″

Stapelia Prints.  Antique hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made rag paper. Published in England for the The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, is an illustrated publication which began in 1787. The longest running botanical magazine, it is widely referred to by the subsequent name Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. Click here to contact us.

 

English hand water colored Cacti Succulent engravings and lithographs. Vintage Botanical Illustrations.

These antique botanical illustrations were produced and issued on a periodic basis.  The authors included Curtis, Edwards, Paxton. Each vintage print is in good condition. Outstanding bright colors. A few have issue folds that are part of the antiquity of the illustration. Each print measures approximately 9×12″

I have a great selection of antique cacti succulents prints. Antique engravings, mostly 19th Century hand colored engravings that are available for sale by purchasing online, or please call me at 413-245-4197 Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Antique prints, antique lithographs and hand colored engravings quickly explained.  The history of printing is a fascinating subject. People had life long trades of professional crafts during the 17th, 18th,and 19th Centuries. Paper making, hand made rag papers, wove rag papers, were all employed trades prior to making paper from trees as we do today. Antique printing methods include copper plate engraving, steel plate engraving, and wood engraving. Lithographs and chromolithographs. Illumination by hand coloring, using water colors, and printing in colors by limestone plates. That doesn’t even take into account the difficulties of obtaining the insight, frequently by traveling naturalists,  to create the illustrations, producing the documentation or the text…

Wine

Wine Lithographs and Wine Making Engravings.    Use antique prints in your home or wine room’s décor.  You will be creating a warm and distinctive room.


Antique Wine Lithographs from Ampelographie for Dining Rooms,  Wine Cellars & Wineries

Wine Grapes Caroline Bury
Wine Grapes Caroline Bury
Wine Grapes Caroline Bury

Sizes and Prices for Ampelographie:

Each antique wine lithograph will frame beautifully to 16 x 20.” Each print measures about 9 1/2 x 13 1/2″ and are priced at $150. each or available in groupings at $125. each.

Consider using French antique wine lithographs in your own home décor.  Classic design artwork to finish your room.  These antique prints are beautiful chromolithographs coming from a rare series of books entitled Ampelographie.  Exemplary of the technique of chromolithography, they have striking colors & compositions.  Published in France in 1897 to document all known viticultural varieties of  grapes around the world.

Hand Colored Engraving entitled “Wine Making in California – at work at the wine presses by P. Frenzeny.”

This Rare Hand Colored Wood Engraving was Published by Harper’s Weekly in 1886. The vintage in California – at work at the wine presses by P. Frenzeny.  A water colored wood engraving coming from Harper’s Weekly in 1886.   It is considered the best piece ever to be produced on making wine in America.’  It was drawn by P. Frenzeny,  who was hired by Harper’s Weekly in the 1870’s and 1880’s to illustrate the most interesting scenes in the west.  He was considered one of the best western artist of the time.  And this marvelous illustration exemplifies Frenzeny’s work.  He won readership back from the aggressive competitive newspaper owned by Frank Leslie.

Every part of the vintage is shown, and in explicit detail:

The engraving reveals that the wine press is being worked manually.  The Chinese immigrants (who previously worked on the railroads, by the 1870’s are working elsewhere, such as this vineyard), are bringing the harvested grapes to be pressed. Grape collection baskets are clearly shown, as well as the huge barrels of wine.  Stomping of the grapes and the wine tasting are clearly shown.  In excellent condition.  This is a pertinent piece of American as well as California Winemaking history.

Pressing wine
Pressing wine
Winemaking in California: The Vintage in California – at work at the wine presses by P. Frenzeny 1886 $1100.

Winemaking in California is the single best American piece produced on the production of wine.

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Viticulture Antique Lithographs:  Large Spanish Communion Grapes c.1870

Antique Lithographs of Wine Grapes uses in Communion:  These wine viticulture prints are of Communion Wine Grapes.  Antique Spanish Chromo lithographs. Coming from a very rare series of Communion Wine Grapes published  c.1870.  Each of the large antique lithographs of wine grapes measures about 14×22″  $450. each.

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Framed antique wine lithographs for unique home décor!

Available framed antique wine lithographs for unique décor!   The French work Ampelographie of viticulture grapes, framed up, look great.  Lovely and bright antique color lithographs of wine grapes with beautiful archival framing. Each 1897 French chromolithograph has a double rag mat and UV glass. The complementary picture frame molding is a high end, solid wood satin burl, about 1/2″ deep.  Finished dimensions: 18×22″. Call us at 413-245-4197 regarding additional pieces, custom framing for a personalized set and shipping quotes.

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Wine Chromolithographs Ampelographie. Grouping of six wine grape chromolithographs from 1897. 9473
Wine Chromolithographs Ampelographie. Grouping of six wine grape chromolithographs from 1897. 9473

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Assorted antique wine lithographs and engravings:

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Assorted antique prints concerning the consumption of wine, beer, hops… & smoking:

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Wine and Grapes, Austrian Hand Colored Engravings 1810-1821. 

Gottlieb Wilhelm Antique Hand Colored Engravings on hand made rag paper.  Published in Vienna, Austria from 1810-1821.  Beautiful strong water colors. Archival double mats that measure 8×10.”

Wilhelm 48 hand colored engraving
Wilhelm wine engraving 48. T. IX. Gottlieb Wilhelm. Double rag mat. 8×10″ $75. Click here to buy now.

Stay classic and decorate with interesting antique wine prints.

Viticulture Grapes and Harvest antique prints, hand colored lithographs and hand colored engravings, you will be decorating with artwork that is truly Classic!… Do you have a cellar, or maybe a tasting room? A great answer to the art is by seeing the beauty of the past. Antique artwork like the antique lithographs and hand colored engravings you’ve seen here, provides a unique decorative option for wine enthusiasts.

Viniculture or Viticulture Prints for WINE Enthusiasts!

The subject of wine was as important in the past, as it is in the present.  Growers and suppliers… Back to economics, supply and demand.  It has always been a part of the world economy.  So if you love viticulture and vinicultural subjects, then you are in the right place!  We have old prints of grapes & scenes showing the production of wine. If you like to sip and savor, you too will love our collection! Perhaps you have toured the vineyards in California or elsewhere in America or the World…   We have antique lithographs, chromolithographs, hand colored engravings of all kinds of grapes.  Most of them come from rare books and early periodicals offered by subscriptions.   Most of these antique prints were published in New York, Austria, Belgium, France,  and Spain.  And as always… our old prints are all over 100 years old,  guaranteed!

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We are happy to offer an you an outstanding selection of old wine related engravings and lithographs to select from if you care to see more.  Ones that are perfect for your dining room or wine cellar! 

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Grapes of New York, published c.1900.  Cheap and Cheerful!

c.1900 antique photo lithographs of grapes produced in New York. These are photo lithographs, whereas each color was applied photographically or photo mechanically. They look great framed up. Cheap & cheerful at only $35. each. Each antique print measures 8 1/2 x 11 1/2″ and frame up to 11×14″ or 12×16.”

Water Birds by John Gould & Others of Swans, Loons & Kingfishers

Water Birds by John Gould & others including Francois Martinet and Mark Catesby. Unique rare prints in galleries of Swans, Kingfishers, Loons, Herons & Cranes.

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Water Birds John Gould.  Beautiful Hand Colored Antique Lithographs, 14 1/2 x 21 1/2″

John Gould is perhaps the most famous English ornithologist of the 19th century.  He illustrated some 2999 different birds.  Issued by subscription in large folio parts, his work was in great demand by the wealthy, clergy, doctors, and other naturalists. To create a monumental work on a certain type of bird say the birds of Great Britain circa 1860, many steps were involved.

One had to have access to specimens.  To travel and see the Water Bird in person, then a meticulously drawn illustration was made with notations of colors, behavior, and other scientific data that was observed. Through the art of lithography, The illustrations would come to life in the form of water colored lithographs for subscribers. The high quality paper was made by a paper maker. Then to create a lithograph, the process by which a limestone piece was drawn upon with a sort of a greasy crayon. The slab of limestone was then dipped into nitric acid which burnt away parts not under the greasy crayon.  The slab of limestone was wiped off and inked up, then watercolors could be professionally added. The bird prints John Gould created required tremendous workmanship, being one of the most laborious processes of printing known.

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John Gould Water Birds: Magnificent Swans!

Water Birds: These Magnificent Swans come from The Birds of Great Britain circa 1860. They are beautiful water colored lithographs in excellent condition and each old print measures about 14.5 x 21.5″.   I have matted them in 100% rag mat and the measure 22×28″  I have other waterbirds available and I welcome your inquiries, so please email me or call  at  413-245-4197.

Water Birds: Hand Colored Antique Swan Prints

Loons Hand Colored.  Antique Lithographs & Engravings.

Water Birds! Loons hand colored lithographs engravings. To hear the loon calling, something you’ll remember always. Water Birds ~ Loons… Here is an assortment of old engravings and lithographs, some are hand colored. The ornithological illustrations were executed by various early Ornithologists including Buffon, Meyers, Studer, Edwards, Dresser and Morris. Click here to contact us.

Water Birds! 18th Century Buffon Kingfishers, Hand Colored Engravings.

Buffon Kingfishers, hand colored engravings from 1785-1804! These are small German water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand linen rag. One of the most fanciful water birds. One of the famous French naturalists ever George Leclerc Compte de Buffon. Archival matting to 8×10″ $125. each, 3 or more $100. each. Free shipping in the US. Click here to contact us.

Buffon Hand Colored Water Birds, Framed

Water Birds, Buffon hand colored water fowl framed. These small framed hand colored engravings of water birds are lovely. This is the work of George Leclerc Compte de Buffon. A rare German edition of Buffon’s. Published from 1770-1805. These are water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag. Framed in rag, under UV glass. Each framed print measures @ 10×12″ $235. Each, free shipping on two or more. Click here to contact us.

Mark Catesby & Dr. Seligmann Water Birds Hand Colored Engravings

Mark Catesby hand colored engravings. This famous work is of special interest as it is one of the few works published on North American species of birds and foliage they require. Too poor to have a separate illustration for the bird from the foliage, Mark Catesby’s work is now classic, iconic on the subject. Catesby was in the Carolinas, Virginia, Florida and the Bahamas in the 1730’s. The Seligmann Edition was published from 1771-1776 in Amsterdam. These stunning hand water colored copper plate engravings were printed onto rag paper. The hand coloring was added at the time of production. Each old print measures about 10 1/4 x 17″ though there are a few that are 9 1/2 x 15 1/2″ Click here to contact us.

Water Birds: Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings

Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings of waterbirds published 1770-1783. Fine French water colored copper plate engravings, inked up and printed onto hand made linen rag (paper). Each old bird print measures @9×12″ Superb strong hand coloring and great condition! Click here to contact us.

Ridgeway Water Birds Original photo – lithographs.  Call for a personal selection.

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Ridgeway Water Bird Illustrations of North American Species of Birds… Old Prints. These vintage illustrations is the work of JL Ridgeway. They are sought after by North American birders, partly because the illustrations include the environment the birds would be seen in, in nature. Included in the selection is the Great Blue heron, Belted Kingfisher, Wood Duck,   Dowitcher, Yellow Legs, and the English Snipe. The images of the birds include the environment the birds live in.  The natural habitat of each burd.  These old photolithographs were printed in the early days of photo mechanical printing. It was an off set printing method. Each color was applied in a separate process photographically. They are affordable images of North American species of birds. These old bird prints were first illustrated by Ridgeway. They were published in New York c.1900. There were not many books published on North America birds from 1830-1900.  Therefore if you want reasonably priced old prints of North American birds, these may be for you.  Nice coloration and lovely scenic backgrounds.   Each old print measures 9 1/2 x 12″,  is in good condition, and has strong colors. I am willing to double mat them in rag, archival mats to 11×14″ for an additional $25. per piece. Click here to contact us. 

Ridgeway Water Fowl, American Photo Lithographs.   The illustrations by JL Ridgeway are sought after by North American birders. These old print were published in New York c.1900.  Each print measures 9 1/2 x 12″ and are in good condition with strong colors. Click here to contact us.

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Water birds! We have a great old water bird prints for sale! hand colored lithographs, hand colored engravings, Chromo litho lithographs. Here are old ornithology prints. Water Fowl. Antique Water Bird Prints of all kinds of water fowl including old engravings and lithographs produced by many ornithologists including, John Gould, Francois Martinet, Cornelius Nozeman, John Prideaux Selby, Thomas Pennant, and Buffon. Antique swan prints and antique heron prints. Antique hand colored lithographs of ducks and swans, egrets and herons by John Gould. Old tropical water birds prints by Martinet and other early ornithologists! Old prints produced by Buffon, Martinet, Gould, Selby, Pennant, Nozeman and other early ornitholigists! Some of these old prints date from the mid 1600’s to about 1900. Antique prints of waterbirds with character from Anne Hall Antique Prints! Some of the water birds include king fishers, egrets and herons, swans and ducks. These are old engravings and lithographs, antique prints of water birds. These prints are in very good condition as always… from Anne Hall Antique Prints!

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Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Whaling Engravings

Select Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Whaling Engravings.  Guaranteed authentic and over 100 years old.  Enjoy our gallery of antique prints of whales and hand colored whaling engravings.

Large Austrian Whale Poster c.1900,  Bright Color Lithography

Whale Poster Chromolithograph from c.1900. Austrian. Huge. Stunning colors and condition.
Whale Poster Chromolithograph from c.1900. Huge. Stunning colors and condition. $2200.       39 wide x 28″ high, paper size. 35 x 26″ image size.              Click here to buy now.

 

Whales by Edouard Travies, Framed Hand Colored Lithographs. 1809-1865

 

Whales by Wilhelm, 1810-1821

Antique whale prints by Wilhelm, 1810-1821. Austrian hand colored copper plate engravings. Each print measures about 8″ by 5″

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Assorted Antique Whale Prints and Whaling Scenes:

These whales are genuine antique 18th and 19th Century engravings and lithographs.

Whales by Lizars – Jardine Whaling Prints. Antique Hand Colored Engravings.

Each antique engraving measures 4 x 6 3/4″.  The color is bright and the paper is in unusually good condition,  with almost no toning of the paper.  Lizar’s was the famous Scotch engraving company that engraved the first 10 Elephant Folio prints for  John James Audubon’s Birds of America and therefore acquired instant fame due to their accomplishments in the engraving trade.

Lizar’s Whales & Whaling Scenes: Original Antique Hand Colored Steel Plate Engravings.

These are Charming Steel Plate Engravings with Water Colors.  The illumination was Applied by Hand when they were produced in 1852. A steel plate was the hardest surface that could used in antique printing method.  A painstakingly amount of time and precision was needed when creating a steel plate engraving.  William Lizar’s firm located in Edinburgh, Scotland was proficient and in high demand for creating life like encyclopedic images of all of the natural history known at the time.

Once again it was a time of curiosity, finding new and undiscovered species.  It was almost a frenzy of curiosity in the least.  Sold by subscription for the masses to buy,  the immense series was published over a 40 year time period.  The water coloring was added at the time of production by a professional staff of water colorists.  Believe it or not one of the hardest things to come by in producing something like this would have been the paper on which to print them.

Whales: Hand Colored Lithographs of Whales Published in 1835:

Hand Colored Whale Lithographs Published in Bruxelles, Belgium in 1835. These old whale prints were printed from limestone plates, known as lithographs, and hand colored at the time of production. These old whale lithographs measure 6×9″, a few I have double matted in rag to 9×12″. Here we have Balene whales, Humpback whales, Orca whales, Beluga whales and Narwhals!

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Whale Chromolithographs: Antique American and Archivally Framed in Burled Wood-

These antique whale chromolithographs were published in New York in 1880. Each and every color in these old whale prints was applied with an individual key stoned, limestone plate. Framed in rag. UV glass. Each piece measures 11×14″  Lead Time 2-3 weeks.  Sold as a set of three for $600. Click here to contact us.

Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Whaling Engravings!

Whales and whaling history depicted in 18th and 19th Century by book illustrations.  All of our old prints of whales are over 100 years old! We are pleased to offer this varied collection of old prints pertaining to the history of whaling. These are old engravings & lithographs of the largest mammal on Earth, the whale; whaling.  Often the illustrations were drawn when history was being made. These are genuine antiques… from Anne Hall Antique Prints, guaranteed. We sell only authentic old engravings and lithographs, produced in various countries, from the early 1600’s to 1900.  These very old antique prints of whales and whaling documented whaling history.  Great depictions and scenes of the whaling industry from the old days, historically important in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Antique prints of whaling that are historically significant to whaling history. These illustrations were produced when whaling was so important to world commerce. Antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of  whales from Anne Hall Antique Prints.

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Misc Aquatic… Antique Prints of Lobsters & Crabs & Corals.

Misc aquatic antique lithographs of lobsters, crabs & corals will complement your home decor.  We have the hard to find antique lithographs of Lobsters by Sherman Denton to Horseshoe Crabs by Rhump.  These are authentic antique lithographs and hand colored engravings.  Call me with your special requests at 413-245-4197.

Sherman Denton American Lobster Antique Lithographs, c.1900,  Framed & Unframed:

These are the hard to find, antique lithographs of the famed North American Lobster.  They are antique chromolithographs, whereas each and every color was applied with a keystone, limestone plate, similar to the way silk screening is done today.  Each & every color was applied in an individual separate process.  Sherman Denton was hired by the Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York to illustrate North American species of fish including these wonderful lobsters.

Denton Lobsters, Unframed. Price Given Upon Request.

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Misc Aquatic Antique Prints of crabs, lobsters & misc. crustaceans by Rhumph.

Rhumph’s c.1730 misc aquatic antique prints of sea life. Hand colored 18th Century engravings of crabs, lobsters, horse shoe crabs and shrimp! These are scarce German copper plate engravings on very fine hand made hand laid linen rag, with modern water coloring. Each old print measures about 9 1/2 x 16″

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Authentic American Chromolithographs from 1885 of Anemones, Corals & Crabs:

Published c.1885 these are striking American chromolithographs by Louis Prang, the “Father of American Color Lithography.”  Each old print measure about 9 1/2 x 12″ and the colors are vivid and strong.  Click here to contact us.

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Misc Aquatic-Authentic c.1860 hand colored engravings & lithographs from “Book of the World”

c. 1860 Old Sea Life Prints. These are German hand colored engravings and lithographs of shells, coral, fish & other sea creatures. measuring about 8×10″ 

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Assorted Misc Aquatic: Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Engravings of Alligators, Jelly Fish, Lizard & Seals:

Assorted old  Sea life engravings and lithographs, some are hand colored. Crocodiles & Gavials,  Lizards, Jelly Fish and Seals.

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The Stunning Corals by Dennis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert c.1770

These are the stunning aquatic antique prints of coral by Diderot.  Hand colored copper plate engravings from the Encyclopedia ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, par une societe de gens de lettres, published in Paris c.1770. 

Do you have questions about specific misc aquatic sealife?

I may be able to provide additional options when you call me at 413-245-4197. Additional antique prints of American lobsters, corals, crabs, crustaceans & unusual sea life such as gators in a variety of price and size ranges.

We are pleased to offer a great selection of misc aquatic antique prints from Anne Hall

This page of antique prints for sale is dedicated to misc aquatic sea life. Such sea life includes antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of lobsters, crabs, corals, anemone and other curiosities found in the ocean. We have Wilhelm gators and gavial. We have Prang anemone & coral prints. All of our old prints, are over 100 years old! We also have really old antique prints of sea creatures by the early naturalists including Rhump, Seba, and Mathias Merian! Merian was an early publisher from Nuremburg. His work producing Johnston’s Animalia is primitive yet almost modern looking. Sea creatures were quite the curiosity during the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. Can you even imagine what people thought back then when they saw the specimens or the old prints of them?

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Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs by Sherman Denton! Framed & Unframed

Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs by Denton! Awesome Gifts for the Fly Fisherman! Denton Trout Salmon chromolithographs are classic in style so if you are looking for decorative wall hangings for your favorite fisherman,  look no further, we have unique and antique, trout & salmon prints, revered by all!

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Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs by Sherman Denton, Archivally Framed in Honey Fruitwood-

Circa 1900, Sherman Denton was hired by the New York Fish and Game Commission to illustrate North American species of fish. Considered to be the best of his work are his trout salmon chromolithographs. Here some are framed, in rag and under UV glass, in a lovey honey colored burl, solid wood frame measuring 18″ wide x 14″ high.  With a little lead time I would be happy to frame your choice of fish like these.  A great classic look for trout salmon fishermen!

Denton Trout Salmon Fish Prints. Old Style, Framed $165. each

These antique trout salmon fish prints are old chromo lithographs by Sherman Denton.  They were published in New York c.1900.  They come from reports published by the New York fish and game commission and were published on a yearly basis.  Offered at a special low price, they come from a collection of a Rhode Island fisherman, wanting to sell his collection.  There is some wear to the frames, so please inspect with care.  The fish prints themselves are worth $165. each. 

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During the 1880’s, Denton and his brothers accompanied their father, a geologist, on expeditions to Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea where he collected natural history specimens. Upon his return, Denton worked as an artist for the US Fish & Game Commission at the Smithsonian Institute, where he illustrated their annual reports and also developed and patented a method for mounting fish without them losing their natural colors.  He became the leading maker of the Field Museum in Chicago and the Agassiz Museum at Harvard. Denton was hired by the State of NY Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission to illustrate their annual reports, providing the watercolor illustrations for some 100 chromo lithographs. Denton’s superb drawings vividly illustrated the appearance of live fish, and set the standard for all natural history fish illustrations. 

Antique Lithographs: Sherman Denton Trout Salmon Prints Framed in Walnut Burl.

These are genuine antique chromolithographs of trout salmon.  They were published c.1900 by the New York Fish and Game Commission.  They are framed in high end double rag mats and under UV glass in dark walnut burl veneer, a solid wood frame. 

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Denton Lobsters, Price Given Upon Request.

 

Trout and Salmon Prints by Sherman Denton. Published Circa 1900 for the New York Fish and Game Commission.  Antique Chromo Lithographs in Great Condition.

These are the work of Sherman Denton, who was hired by the State of New York Fish and Game Commission to illustrate species pertaining to the U.S. Denton came from Wellesley, Massachusetts for  all you history buffs! These old prints are called chromolithographs.  Included here are salmon and trout of American fresh water streams. Here we have Trout and Salmon. This particular series of prints are considered the best produced on North American species. These are stunning prints that are highly collectible! They delight both fisherman and chefs. Old Denton Trout and Salmon Prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints. These measure 9 1/2 x 12″  Click here to contact us.

Eliezer Bloch FishWerks. Rare Hand Colored Engravings of Salmon & Trout

Bloch Fish engravings. These old prints were published by Eliezer Bloch.  Come from Eliezer Bloch’s rare book on fish entitled Fishwerks.  Produced c.1730. These are hand water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag.  They are lake, river and stream. Fresh water fish species including trout and salmon.  They range in price 200-350 each and are about 10 x 13 1/2.” Click here to contact us.

Trout and Salmon Fish.  Antique Lithographs and Engravings.  

These are old prints of fish from freshwater lakes and rivers… We have a selection of Sherman Denton’s antique illustrations at Anne Hall Antique Prints, a reputable and knowledgeable antique print dealer!   Denton was hired circa 1900 by the New York Fish & Game Commission.  His job was to illustrate North American species of fish.

Here I have trout and salmon antique lithographs and engravings of:  lake trout, brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout & salmon, land locked salmon, and steelhead salmon.    All of these old engravings and lithographs date to 1905 or before.  These old prints are the perfect artwork for a den, camp or kitchen!  Fishermen love to collect these old prints!

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Sea Shells! Old antique hand colored shell engravings & lithographs.

Are you hunting for authentic antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of sea shells?  At Anne Hall Antique Prints, we will help you find the right decor.

Sea Shells: Set of 6 Framed George Wolfgang Knorr Hand Colored Engravings.

c.1764 George Wolfgang Knorr. This magnificent shell print was product circa 1764 in Nurnberg, Germany by George Wolfgang Knorr. It comes from what is considered one of the rarest works on shells ever produced, Vernugen der Augen un des Gemuth.

Each antique print is framed with conservation materials including double rag mats and UV glass.  We use the highest quality products when framing any of our antique prints.  Measuring in at 15 x 18″ (Print dimensions: 6.75″ x 8.5″) the collection would be well suited for a 9′ area or above a sofa.  The set of six is priced at $1750.  shipped, insured within the continental US.

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Sea Shells by Lamarck! 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings 1790-1810…

These rare antique engravings of sea shells date to 1790-1810, they are hand colored copperplate engravings which were produced in France.  Special foldouts actual size 11 3/4 x 15 1/2″ with issue folds as they were in an encyclopedic series on sealife.  

 

See Fish!       See Trout & Salmon!

Sea Shells!  Rare 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings by Gualtieri From 1742!

Rare 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings of Sea Shells Published in Italy by Gualtieri, dating to 1742.   Each framed piece measures 22 x 28″  

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Sea Shells! Antique Lamarck Hand Colored Engravings from 1779-1820.

Shells!  These old engravings of sea shells date from 1779 to 1820.  They were published by Lamarck in France.  Numerous well known artists worked on this series including Marachel and PJ Redoute. They are stunning old copper plate engravings with modern water colors.  They range in price from $125. to $225. each. and we do offer discounts on sets.    Each print measures about 8×11″  and are in very good condition.   Click here to contact us.

 

We have a large selection of old prints of  sea shells, by Lamarck, Albertus Seba shell prints, and other early naturalists works on shells. Please contact us with your interest as this subject is popular at shows, and it is hard to keep a good online inventory.  Our antique shell prints are very old sea shell engravings and lithographs,  that were produced from from 1640 to 1900. We are pleased to offer our customers great service, please feel free to contact us with your specific interests.

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Other Special Flowers: Magnolia, Hyacinth and Narcissus!

Other special flowers include Magnolia, Hyacinth and Narcissus.  Antique lithographs and hand colored engravings sourced from 18th and 19th Century Botany publications.

 

18th Century Magnolia Engravings by Curtis & Edwards:

Buchoz Jacinthes 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings of Hyacinths or Jacinthes:

 

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Other Special Flowers:  Antique Lithographs of Magnolias:

Antique Prints of Magnolias.  These were published periodically in France & Belgium.  Antique magnolia prints are Rare. Very few botanical illustrations of Magnolias published during the 18th & 19th Centuries.  Included here is the work of Van Houtteano, Verschaffelt,  Curtis and Edwards.  19th Century engravings & lithographs, hand colored.  Each antique print is priced individually. 

 

Gardening Info on Magnolias:

Today there are some 80 different kinds of Magnolias.  They can be evergreenssemi evergreen, or the kind we have in the Southern United States are big beautiful deciduous species of trees.  

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Would you like to see Antique Geranium Prints? See Geraniums

Narcissus by Curtis – Antique hand colored copper plate engravings c.1820:

Narcissus by Curtis and Edwards.  English hand colored copper plate engravings on rag paper.  Each antique print has been double matted in rag to a standard size,  measuring 11×14″  Priced at a reasonable $85. each.

Special flowers including old engravings of Daffodils.  We are pleased to offer old botanical prints by Curtis, Edwards & Sweet.  These are antiques of  flowers that deserve their own category.   These old botany were prints produced over 100 years ago.  Antique  flower prints are old engravings and lithographs that were produced a long time ago for botanical magazines.  They were produced by Sweet, Curtis & Edwards and other botanical illustrators from the 1700’s through the 1800’s.  Pleasing for the collector and gardener alike.  

Are you looking for the famous lilies?  Elwes Lilies & Victoria Regia

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Copper plate engraving & lithography in brief:

A copper plate engraving is an antique printing method whereas a thin paper like piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper. The copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto a piece of hand made rag paper. Water colors could be added by hand.

Lithography is an antique printing method. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.

Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from a key stoned limestone plate. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted.  Botanical illustrations done this way were frequently hand finished with water colors and almubin,  egg whites or gum Arabic to enhance the image.

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Geraniums & Pelargoniums

Geraniums & Pelargoniums coming from Robert Sweet’s Geraniceae, or Genus of Pelargonium are considered to be the finest work ever published on the subject.

Robert Sweet Geraniums, Geraniceae. Exquisite English Hand Colored Engravings:

Geraniums coming from Robert Sweet’s Geraniceae, or Genus of Pelargonium is considered to be the finest work ever published on the subject of Pelargoniums.  These antique geranium prints and engravings are English hand colored copper plate engravings on high quality rag hand made paper. The water coloring is original, very intense, and bright. They are all in excellent condition. These prints are some the best images of the entire series of Sweet’s geranium engravings.  Each old print measures about 6 x 9 1/2″ and are priced at $175. each

Antique geranium prints and engravings by Robert Sweet are hard to find… But maybe you would like to see something else:

See Bright Camellias! 

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See bright and Bold Azaleas & Rhododendrons!

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Geraniums and Genus Pelargonium, more Robert Sweet Hand Colored Engravings…

Pelargoniums produced c.1820 by Robert Sweet. There are old botanical illustrations. Produced for early illustrated botany magazines. They are hand colored with water colors. They were printed from copper plate engravings. The paper is hand made rag paper. Published in England, early 1800’s. 6 x 9 1/2″ Perfect for framed pieces from 11×14 to up to 16×20 with frames. $125 each.

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The hand colored geraniums seen at Anne Hall Antique Prints are in superb condition.  Each piece of artwork is a lovely example of  hand colored engraving of geraniums published in the early 1800’s.

For an early account reference on geraniums, you may like to read an in depth paper by Roger Swain which was published for Harvard University. http://arnoldia.arboretum.harvard.edu/pdf/articles/1974-34-3-aromatic-pelargoniums.pdf

Copper Plate Engraving in Brief:

A copper plate engraving is an antique printing method whereas a very thin flat piece of copper was attached to a block of wood. Tools called burins were used to engrave into the copper the desired image. The copper plate was carefully inked up and printed onto a slightlypiece of hand made rag paper, in this case light wove paper. Water colors could be added by hand.

Azaleas and Rhododendrons Antique Lithographs in Vibrant colors!

Azaleas and Rhododendrons antique lithographs in vibrant colors! Date: 1845-1896.

Azaleas and Rhododendrons Antique Lithographs from 1845-1896

Dating from 1845-1896.   Azaleas by Linden produced from 1869-1896 from Belgium. Van Houtteano’s  date to Belgium just a bit earlier from 1845-1888, also Belgian.    Exquisite and STUNNING in color and condition.  In the antique printing method called chromolithography, every color was applied with an individual limestone plate. A special kind of limestone came out of a certain part of Germany. The limestone had the right porosity to create a lithograph. The process is similar to silk screening today. After each color was applied meticulously by lithographer, the image was finished by hand with gum Arabic, almuben, and/or watercolors.

The artwork is exemplary of Belgian botanical illustrations published during this time period of mid to late 1800’s.  Some of the azaleas and rhododendrons have issue folds as they were issued on a periodic basis.  Each print measure about 10 1/2″ x 14″ and matt up perfectly to 16×20.”

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Are these azaleas and rhododendrons antique lithographs not quite right?

Consider additional striking antique flower prints:  See Bright Camellias!  or  Other Special Flowers!

Lithography

Lithography is an antique printing method. Generally a lithograph was printed in one color. A type of greasy crayon was used to draw onto a special type of limestone, with just the right porosity. After the image was completed, the limestone was emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not under the greasy crayon, leaving that portion in relief. It was inked up and printed. The image frequently was illuminated with water colors.

Chromolithography

Chromolithography is an antique printing method whereas each color was printed from a key stoned limestone plate. An extended version of lithography, quite laborious requiring a very skilled craftsman to get the registration just right and not distorted. Botanical illustrations done this way were frequently hand finished with water colors and almubin, egg whites or gum Arabic to enhance the image.

Azaleas and Rhododendrons Antique Lithographs will enhance your home’s décor! 

We are pleased to offer the above collection of old lithographs of this special flower.   Azaleas and Rhododendrons Antique Lithographs will enhance your home’s décor!  They are antique botany prints that were published for 19th Century botanical magazines and nursery catalogs.  They are authentic old prints,  we have no reproductions.  The colors range from intense colors to subtle whites.  These are old flower & botany prints of azalea &  rhododendron varieties…so bright and colorful, they will enhance the decor and feel of any room.  In real life, they are some of the most fanciful flowers created.   

Anne Hall Antique Prints sells only authentic antique prints:  engravings & lithographs that are over 100 years old.  While you may have enjoed viewing my collection of azaleas and rhododendrons antique lithographs,  all Flora and Fauna is of interest. 

 

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Parrots and Toucans. Antique Lithographs & Hand Colored Engravings!

Parrots and Toucans by Buffon and Martinet… Looking around for antique parrot prints? Framed? Browse my unique selection!  At Anne Hall Antique Prints we will provide you will an excellent selection and custom help!

Buffon Martinet Parrots 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings!

Martinet Parrots or Perruches in French from 1770-1783.  The work of Francois Nicolas Martinet, one of France’s foremost bird illustrators of the eighteenth century.  Each piece is a copper plate engraving on hand made hand laid linen rag with water color illumination that was added at the time of production. This was a monumental effort to catalog 1035  known species of ornithological species of birds.  A staff of 70 people, feverishly worked for an astounding 13 years to complete this amazing work by Francois Martinet.

Each hand colored copper plate engraving measures 8 1/2 x 11″

How about a few palms to add to your parrots?

Buffon Parrots, Small & Framed, Ready to Hang!

Buffon Parrot Prints Framed! Vintage hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand hand laid rag paper.  This is the work of George LeClerc Compte de Buffon, a FAVORITE FAMOUS French Naturalist.  This rare German edition was published from 1785 to 1804.  Each old print has been framed with archival materials to protect them. Each piece measures 11 x 12″

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Do you like the Parrots and Toucans by Buffon and Martinet you see here?  Then Please  See Large Framed Parrots Similar to These!

 

Like the Antique Prints of Parrots and Toucans by Buffon and Martinet? Great!

Small Hand Colored Parrot Prints by Buffon.

Vintage Hand Colored Engravings from c.1785-1805.  Coming from a tiny German edition of George Leclerc Compte de Buffon’s work on parrots. German water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag. Miniature in size @4×6″ $95. each or two for $165. Click here to contact us.

 

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Toucan Parrot Engravings. Hand Colored. Martinet.

Martinet Toucan Parrot Engravings from 1770-1883. The finest work the French produced on birds. Fine water colored copper plate engravings on fine hand made rag. Superb color and condition. @9×11″

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18th and 19th Century craftsmen produced these antique prints.

Our old and rare copper plate engravings of parrots were water colored by hand during the years they were published.  The paper was difficult to acquire, the engraver would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes, due to the naturally soft surface of the copper plate. The water colorists would die at young ages, due to the toxicity of the water colors, which many contained metals. Yet these old prints still exist in superb fine condition. These old parrot prints have exemplary detail. They have lasted for all these years, primarily due to the high quality of the rag paper. Paper during the 1700’s was literally made of rags, right up through the turn of the 20th Century. Coming from linen, flax, etc, NOT TREES, there was no acid content in the paper. This explains why paper produced in the 20th Century and after, coming from trees, does not last for long. These are fantastic old parrot prints. This is one of the most important series ever published on the subject.   Phone Us: 413-245-4197

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We hope you are enjoying our gallery of parrots and toucans by Buffon and Martinet!  Maybe you would like to  See Hand Colored Orchids

Parrots and Toucans!  Tropical species of  parrots by famous French ornithologists and other bird experts!  Everything is an antique lithograph or hand colored engraving during the 1700’s and 1800’s.  Our wonderful old engravings of exotic parrots and toucans include the work of George Leclerc Compte de Buffon and Francois Martinet will fascinate and be a focal point in your home…  We welcome your interest at Anne Hall Antique Prints!

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