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Palms: Antique Palm Tree Lithographs & Engravings.

Antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of Palms will bring the feeling of the Tropics into your home. Professional archival framing on our selection of palm trees is available. Some of the prints date as early as the mid seventeen hundreds while most were published in the mid to late 1800’s. $400. each or a discount on the pair. Click here to contact us.

Framed Palm Trees Ready to Hang

Ready to hang, a beautiful small folio hand finished color lithographs published from 1869-1896 in Belgium. Used as illustrations for L’Illustration Horticole a horticultural magazine issued by subscription during the mid to late eighteen hundreds. Archival framing including double rag matting with a hint of crème, UV glass and an amazing high gloss burl wood molding. Each piece measures 20×24″.

Assorted Palms & Palm Trees Artwork from 18th & 19th Centuries

Weinmann Palma Coccifera Hand Colored Copper Plate Engraving. c.1750 Germany. 10″ x 15″ $850.

Large Hand Finished Color Lithographs from 1869-1896

Large antique prints of palm trees from a Belgian periodic publication entitled L’Illustration Horticole and dating from 1869-1896. These are hand finished color (chromo) lithographs of palm trees. Measuring @10 1/2 x 13″, some have center folds, as issued. Brilliant intense colors and the mat up beautifully to 16×20″

Calamus Robustus 18869-1896 Single best image. $300.

Small Lithographs of Palm Trees Published 1860-1900

The colors are so vivid and bright!

Complete your tropical oasis whether it is a home on the ocean or a finishing touch to a bathroom. Our old engravings and lithographs are over 100 years old! Great old and rare antique botanical prints in a variety of sizes and price ranges will complete your space!

The oldest living palm is the cycad… Encephalartos Cycadifolius Color Lithograph. 1882. 7″ x 10.5″ $85.

Antique Lithography in Brief

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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Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs, Engravings on Whaling.

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

Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand colored Engravings.

This great piece came back to me recently after a prominent doctor in Massachusetts retired.  He was a collector of all kinds of art, including antique lithographs and hand colored engravings. This went on for aggressively for his 50 years in practice. This is a giant antique whale lithograph framed with archival materials in weathered wood. Published in Austria by color lithography, c. 1900.

46″ wide x 39″ high. $1600. Local delivery or pick up.

Assorted Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Whaling Engravings.

A varied collection of old whale prints that is relevant to whales and pertains to whaling history. All of the images are genuine antique 18th and 19th Century Bookplates.  Assorted Whaling Scenes and Depiction of Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Engravings.

 

Why do these historic depictions of Whales prior to 1900 exist?

Mankind was in pursuit of whale oil in order for London to keeps it’s streets lit.  That ended when people started drilling for oil and developed kerosene.  Fortunately, whales and whaling history received a lot of attention in the seventeen, eighteen and nineteen hundreds. Naturalists brought to life with their depictions in the form of book illustrations which were sold by subscription and issued in parts periodically as the work could be printed. These during the 17th, 18th and 19th Century depictions were produced when whaling was critical to world commerce & drawn at the time at the time of the event.

Large Austrian Whale Poster c.1900,  Unframed.

A very large whale poster chromolithograph was published in Vienna, Austria circa 1900. It is huge, in bright stunning colors and is in great condition.  Call 413-245-4197.  35 x 26″ image size. 39 wide x 28″ high, paper size.

 

Whale Poster Chromolithograph from c.1900. Austrian. Huge. Stunning colors and condition.
Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs! Whale Poster Chromolithograph from c.1900. Huge. Stunning colors and condition.   39 wide x 28″ high, paper size.  35 x 26″ image size.              Click here to buy now.

Edouard Travies Whales. Framed Hand Colored Lithographs of Whaling from 1809-1865.

Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs.  These antique whale prints are hand colored lithographs, published by Furne for Edouard Travies in Paris in 1854.  Each piece was printed in black onto white paper from a limestone plate and finally finished in water colors by hand, with accents of Gum Arabic. All the artwork was that of Travies, 1809-1865. He is considered to be one of the best French artists of that time.

Two whales in black & gold:

Three whales framed in satin finish burl wood:

Whales by Gottlieb Wilhelm. Austrian Naturalist & Artist. Engravings from 1810-1821.

Antique whale prints by Gottlieb Wilhelm, 1810-1821. Tiny Austrian hand colored copper plate engravings from 1810-1821.   And believe it or not-one of the hardest things to come by in producing something like this would have been acquiring the rags to make the paper on which they were printed.

It was a time of curiosity for finding new and undiscovered species.

It was almost a frenzy of curiosity to say the least.  Supply & demand drove subscriptions for well to do to receive in parts as the parts could be published. The immense series was encyclopedic in nature and published over 11 years.  The water coloring was added at the time of production by a professional staff of water colorists.

Each piece measures just 4 1/4 x 6 3/4″ as priced call 413-245-4197 to place your order.

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Lizars & Jardine Whales & Whaling Scenes: Original Antique Hand Colored Steel Plate 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.

William Lizar Antique Whale Prints are Small Charming Steel Plate Engravings

William Lizar Antique Whale Prints are Small Charming Steel Plate Engravings.  The water coloring 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.

Whales: Hand Colored Lithographs of Whales Published in 1835:

Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs.   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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Antique American Whale Lithographs: Archivally Framed in Burl Wood-

Antique whale chromolithographs (Chromo meaning color.  Lithography meaning applies from a limestone plate) which 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.  Would you like a similar set?  Click here to contact us.

Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Whaling Engravings!

Great genuine paper antiques… from Anne Hall Antique Prints. Thank you for browsing our gallery of Whales: historic antique lithographs and engravings. We sell only authentic old engravings and lithographs, produced in various countries, from the early 1600’s to 1900.  Antique prints of whaling are historically significant to whaling history. These antiques of whales and whaling documented world whaling history which was driven by the desire for street lights.  You have seen many period depictions and scenes of the whaling industry from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries which are historically important today.

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Selby Ducks! Magnificent Hand Colored Engravings, London 1817-1834

John Prideaux Selby Ducks! Magnificent Antique Prints: Selby Ducks! English Hand Colored Engravings published in London from 1817 to 1834.  Life sized hand colored copper plate engravings on handmade J. Whatman paper.  “The Audubon of Great Britain” entitled Illustrations of British Ornithology.

Selby Ducks – Life Sized – “The finest work published on British Ornithology.”

Our collection of Selby ducks were published in Edinburg, Scotland from 1821-1834.  Coming from “The Audubon of Great Britain” entitled Illustrations of British Ornithology.  The Selby ducks are spectacular because the delineations are life sized and full of character.  Each piece is an exquisite hand coloring copper plate engravings on heavy wove J. Whatman water marked paper.  The same paper maker, J. Whatman, manufactured the paper for the first edition elephant folio Birds of America by John James Audubon in 1835.  This is what makes the John Prideaux Selby ducks and other birds known as the “Audubon” of Great Britain.  The condition is excellent and the water coloring is exemplary.

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Raptors Birds of Prey – Eagles and Falcons

Raptors Birds of Prey by Martinet & Selby of falcons & eagles. A special collection of 18th & 19th century antique lithographs & hand colored engravings.

John Gould c.1860 Hand Colored Lithographs of Raptors for his Revered Birds of Great Britain

Circus Cineraceus Ash Colored Harrier Raptor or Bird of Prey. English hand colored lithograph for Birds of Great Britain published in London c.1860 and measures 14 1/2 x 21 1/2″ $250.

Raptors and Birds of Prey by JP Selby 1817-1834.

Magnificent Double Folio Cornelius Nozeman Marsh Harrier Milvus Aruginosus from 1770-1829.

Raptors by Francois Martinet.  18th Century Hand Colored Engravings!

Raptors Birds of Prey.  Francois Martinet Raptors.  Hand colored copper plate engravings from 1770-1783. Here we are delighted to offer for sale the work of Francois Martinet. These are some of Martinet’s birds of prey. Martinet produced the finest work the French ever produced on birds. He along with a staff of 70 worked in an endless endeavor for THIRTEEN years to produce this astounding, monumental work on birds.   The engravings are incredible authentic antiques.  The engravings were produced from 1770 to 1783. They are water colored copper plate engravings, that were printed onto a  high quality, hand made hand laid rag paper. The highly detailed water coloring was added at the time the old bird prints were published.   Each  print measures about 8  1/2 x 10″.  The prints are in superb condition and color! Click here to contact us.

Raptors Antique Lithographs: Naturgeschicte der Vogel Mittelemopas

Antique color lithographs of raptors (eagles, falcons & hawks), German published in 1895 by Naumann for an encyclopedic bird book entitled Naturgeschicte der Vogel Mittelemopas.  Each piece measures 11 x 5″ and is in very good condition with strong colors.

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We are pleased to offer for sale, antique prints pertaining raptors, eagles, falcons, hawks & hobbys… our personal favorite subject: Birds of Prey. All the images you will see here are old engravings & lithographs, produced over 100 years ago. Subjects include hawks, falcons and eagles. Some of the illustrators of the 18th and 19th Centuries that we have include the work of Dresser, Buffon, Pennant, Gould, Martinet and other ornithologists. All of our antique raptors prints at Anne Hall Antique Prints are guaranteed antique. We sell no reproductions!

Selby Ducks! Magnificent Hand Colored Engravings, London 1817-1834

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Ducks Framed: Gould, Selby, Nozeman, Pennant

Our Beautiful Ducks Framed are Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Engravings!  Only the best archival matboard, foam core and UV glass has been used on these antique duck prints.  The famous Ornithological Works of  John Gould, John Prideaux Selby,  Cornelius Nozeman, and Thomas Pennant.  These outstanding antique hand colored engravings and hand colored lithographs are some of the best ever published on the subject of ducks. Click here to contact us!

Selby Ducks Framed.  Life Sized & Rare 1817-1834 Antique Hand Colored Engravings on J. Whatman Paper.

 

John Gould Ducks Framed.  Antique Lithographs Hand Colored circa 1860 @ 29×34″

 

Cornelius Nozeman Ducks Framed,  from Nedelandsche Vogelen.  Antique Hand Colored Engravings @ 26×30″

 

Pennant Ducks Rare and Original Antique Hand Colored Engravings  from 1776 @ 26×34″

 

Water Birds by John Gould & Other Ornithologists.

Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs by Sherman Denton & Bloch

Morris Ducks Hand Colored Engravings

Our Morris Ducks are English Hand Colored Engravings from 1890, the artwork is in excellent condition and the water coloring in these antique engravings is exemplary.

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Morris Ducks Hand Colored Duck Engravings from 1890.

F. O. Morris hand colored engravings from 1890.  Each piece has crisp color and is in very clean condition. Each piece will mat up perfectly to 9 x 12″ or to 11 x 14″  because the matting around the print would be perfectly proportionate to the shape of the paper.

$45. each and take 20% off three or more. Call 413-245-4197.  Each piece measures 9.75 x 6.5″

Selby Ducks! Magnificent Hand Colored Engravings, London 1817-1834

Ducks Framed Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Engravings. Gould, Selby, Nozeman, Pennant

Reach out to us if you would like to see additional Ducks. Our antique lithographs and hand colored engravings have very good color and are in excellent condition! Thank you for visiting our website at Anne Hall Antique Prints.

Foreign Views: China, Italy, Scandanavia, Germany, England

Foreign Views of China by Thomas Allom, Italy by Luigi Rossini, Scandanavia by Colonel Dahlberg, and rare engravings of Bavarian Castles from the early 1700’s. Enjoy my online gallery of antique prints.  Call us at 413-245-4197  because we would like to help you!

Foreign Views – by Luigi Rossini of Ancient Rome, Italy circa 1820

Luigi Rossini lived 1790-1857. A fabulous contributor to historic Rome! Luigi Rossini was born in Ravenna, Italy and he studied at the Academy of Bologna.  Graduated in 1813 as an Architect & Artist.  He was particularly interested in Classical Architecture of Rome and included the countryside of Roma.  Luigi Rossini’s Ancient Roman views have influenced Classic architecture throughout the globe. Many images of Rome published in the early 1820’s.

The engravings are impressionable:  1.  because of the size and 2. because of the incredible contrasting colors due to the etching.  These compelling foreign views of early 19th Century Rome, are known to be some of the most impressive artwork ever published on the world scenery.  They are very large, copper plate engravings, on hand made paper, with deep dark etching.   Each is an excellent, strong strike from the copper plate which was so carefully made.

Foreign Views of Life in China by Thomas Allom, 1855.

Rare hand colored steel engravings of Life in China during the mid 1800’s by Thomas Allom which were produced in 1855. The original art work was transferred onto a steel plate, meticulously engraved with engravers tools called burins.  This type of engraving could produce superior detail.  The time involved in creating an engraving was countless.  Finally, the engraved steel plate was inked up. Then carefully pressed, stamped, or printed onto a sheet of high quality woven rag paper. Antique Chinoiserie Prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints.  Each engraving depicting life in China measures @ 8×11″ and are priced at  $150. each.   Call 413-245-4197

 

Foreign Views Allom’s China, difficult to find yet these are specially priced at $135. each. These old hand colored steel engravings of China are the illustrations of Thomas Allom. They are antiques, produced in the mid 19th Century, and very close to 1855.  The original illustrations or art work of Allom’s was transferred onto a specially prepared steel plate followed by meticulous engraving. Tremendous detail was the end result.  Steel has such a hard surface, on a sheet or plate of steel,  the engraver’s detail could be extremely fine. Almost like a black and white photo. With the effect of shading produced through technique in engraving on steel.  The plate was inked up carefully and printed onto a sheet of high quality woven rag paper.  The water colors in these Antique Chinoiserie Prints was professionally added.  Each old Chinese print measures @8×11″ $135 each.

Views of Germany.  Werning’s Bavarian Engravings Dating to 1703:

Decorative Views of Bavaria. Date 1703.  Rare copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag paper.

Foreign Views: Michael Werning’s Bavaria, 1703

Michael Wening’s Decorative Views of Bavaria Date to 1703!  These are very rare copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag with outstanding hand coloring.   A decorative crest and ribbon adorn each Castle.  Each is in vivid and bright pristine condition.  $350. each.

Foreign Views:  English Manor Homes.

Small Antique Castle Chromolithographs Dating to 1880 measuring about 8×11″  Priced at $45. each  Call 413-245-4197 for a customized set of your own.

Foreign Views of old Sweden, now Scandanavia by Colonel Dahlberg. 1697-1713.

Our decorative Scandanavian Views were published from 1697-1713.  Colonel Dahlberg illustrated views around Sweden which included much of today’s Scandanavia. Many of the estates depicted in the illustrations still exist today. The perspectives are unique, giving the viewer insight as to construction and enormity of estates.  Considerably rare copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag with water coloring. Each piece measures about 14 x 18″ and they are in very good condition. Call 413-245-4197

Decorative Foreign Views of Scandanavia by Colonel Dahlberg without water colours.

Dahlberg’s Decorative Views were published from 1697 to 1713.  Colonel Dahlberg illustrated views around Scandinavia. Many of the estates depicted in these old illustrations still exist today. The perspectives are unique, giving the viewer insight as to construction and enormity of estates. These are rare copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag. The paper measures about 14 x 18″ and the prints are in very good condition.

Rossini’s Rome Huge & Decorative Foreign Views of Italy in the Early 1800’s.

 

Foreign Views: Roman Engravings by Luigi Rossini, Scandanavia Castles by Colonel Dahlberg, and Bavarian Castles by Werning. These antique decorative views are old foreign views by Thomas Allom, Colonel Dahlberg, Rossini, and other early decorative illustrators and architects. The sizes range from the huge antique copper plate engravings with etchings of Rome by Rossini published during the 1820’s to small estate chromolithographs of Great Britain.  We also sell small and rare Chinoiserie prints by Thomas Allom from 1855.  Life in China during the 1850’s.  Michael Werning’s views of Bavaria from the early 1700’s. Colonel Dahlberg’s rare views of Scandinavia from 1697-1713. His is a rare and fantastic work on Scandinavian monumental estates c.1700 by Dahlberg and Bavarian views by Werning with crests and ribbons that are superbly decorative. The Dahlberg and Werning views are hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag.  Dahlberg’s Architecture around Scandanavia from c.1690-1713 is considered the rarest produced on Sweden. 

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Pigs Hogs! Antique Lithographs & Hand Colored Engravings.

Pigs Hogs! Original antique lithographs and hand colored engravings which were issued in books & featured in magazine subscriptions from the Nineteenth Century of some of our favorite barnyard animals. Good antique pig illustrations are hard to come by but nonetheless here are several excellent images great decorative pieces for your kitchen or your farm!

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I will always remember spending time on small working farms when I was about 10. One farm was in Petoskey, Michigan hippy friends of the family. The other in Chardon, Ohio, Aunt Clara’s.  It was so fascinating to me to see how the whole farm worked as a unit.  These are memories I will never forget especially seeing & feeding the pigs hogs and other animals.  I was fortunate to experience real working farms through the eyes of a child.

In the antique pig engravings, the original illustration was transferred onto a prepared block of wood or thin piece of metal, engraved with burins and ultimately inked up and printed onto pieces of paper.

In the lithographs of pigs, either one stone, or many stones (used in chromolithography), were printed from key stoned limestone plates. Images were drawn onto the slabs with grease like pencils. The stones were emerged into nitric acid. Burning away the unprotected parts, this which was what would be left in relief, the image ultimately seen once inked up and printed as the finished illustration.

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George Edwards Parrots Charming 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings

George Edwards Parrots Charming 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings…

Dating back to the 18th century, parrot prints were in vogue among Eighteenth Century art aficionados.   These George Edwards Parrots which were published by Dr. Seligmann from 1748-1771. Sensational handmade linen rag paper was used to print the copper plate engraved images onto. Each rare piece comes from 18th Century Nuremberg, Germany. Intense water color pigmentation has been used to make these exquisite pieces of vintage parrot framed prints glow with hand color engravings.Beholding a charming look, the parrot framed art prints are full of character, they are vintage yet trendy and modern enough to put up in any kind of tropical home.

During the years of publication, the vintage copper plate engravings of parrots were water colored by hand. Due to the soft and fragile surface of the copper plates, the engraver had to re-engrave another plate after 300 strikes, making the painting an arduous task to achieve. The water coloring artists used were water colors that contained toxic metals and hence the colorists perished at an early age. With exemplary detailing, the vintage parrot framed prints still exist at Anne Hall Antique Prints in pristine condition.

At Anne Hall Antique Prints you can expect to find some of the best, rare, authentic antique prints, as you can easily browse through our wide spectrum of subjects and collection on our website and conveniently place your order.  George Edwards Parrots…  Dating back to the 18th century, knowing about and watching birds was as popular then, as it is today. Educating oneself about ornithology among those interested in nature & exploration.  Reading and being able to visualize a species through realistic depictions, such as these hand colored engravings of parrots, was paramount in education during the Eighteenth Century.

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George Edwards Parrots: Original Copper Plate Engravings with Water Coloring,  Seligmann Edition

George Edwards Parrots! 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings with Archival Framing!

Fabulous George Edwards Parrots framed with archival materials.  These are antique hand colored engravings of Parrots. Published in Nuremburg, Germany from 1748-1771 for Dr. Seligmann. Beholding a charming look, the parrot framed art prints are full of character, they are vintage yet trendy and modern enough to put up in any kind of tropical home. 99% UV glass is used for these prints that are framed in 100% rag double mat board with a creme hue and in a solid wood gold bamboo leaf molding.

Framed George Edwards Parrot Engravings!

George Edwards Parrots are charming 18th Century Copper Plate Engravings.  They were published by Dr. Seligmann from 1748-1771.  This rare Nuremburg, Germany edition was engraved and printed onto stunning hand made linen rag paper. The hand colored engravings glow with intense water color pigmentation. The parrot illustrations are full of character and are absolutely charming. Traditional yet almost modern enough to show in a tropical home of any kind. Framed in 100% rag double mat board with a creme hue, in a solid wood gold leafed bamboo molding, with 99% UV glass. Each old framed print measures 17×21.”

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Parrots and Toucans by Buffon and Martinet

Outstanding Antique Parrot Prints!

These old copper plate engravings of parrots were water colored by hand during the years of publication. A laborious craft of everyone involved. 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. The paper size measures about 10 1/4 x 17″

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Background on the Hand Water Coloring

During the years of publication, the vintage copper plate engravings of parrots were watercoloured by hand. Due to the soft and fragile surface of the copper plates, the engraver had to re-engrave another plate after about 300 strikes. The water coloring artists used were water colors that contained metals which were injested when licking? the brushes.  Hence colorists frequently dies at early ages. With exemplary detailing, the vintage parrot prints still exist at Anne Hall Antique Prints in pristine condition. At Anne Hall Antique Prints you can expect to find some of the best, rare, authentic antique prints, as you can easily browse through our wide spectrum of subjects and collection on our website and conveniently place your order.

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Tropical Birds by Francois Nicolas Martinet. 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings.

Tropical Birds by Francois Nicolas Martinet. Fantastic 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings of Birds of Paradise & Exotics.

Tropical Birds by Francois Nicolas Martinet, 1770-1783

Francois Martinet had a passion for birds.  Not only was he a naturalist but he was an excellent engraver. So from 1770-1783 he hired of  an enormous staff of 70 people, that worked an astounding 13 years to create the most magnificent work on Ornithology ever produced by the French.  It was an encyclopedic compilation of every known bird, from the most remote places in the World to birds found on the European continent.

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Parrots and Toucans by Buffon and Martinet

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18th Century book publication was complex…

Generally an encyclopedic study like this was funded by Royalty, Clergy and Medical Doctors, etc.  Expeditions with naturalists aboard military ships,  collected specimens drew illustrations making pertinent notations were taken in the field.  Once all of the information was gathered an author wrote the book.  In this case Francois Martinet with George LeClerc Buffon, Compte de Buffon.

Each part of bookmaking required lifelong tradesmen: naturalists, publishers; paper makers; engravers; water colorists, and so on… Paper was perhaps the hardest part of the equation to get a hold of.  It required high end rag, 100% cotton, flax or linen to produced good quality hand made rag paper.  Not many people could afford new rags (clothing) to wear, as we do today.

This rare work entitled Histoire des Oiseaux included tropical birds by Francois Nicolas Martinet and even Birds of Paradise.  It was a work supervised entirely by Martinet himself.   He also did most of the engraving!  The illustrations were transferred onto a thin sheet of copper, attached to a board and meticulously engraved with burins.  When the paper was slightly damp, the engraving was inked up and printed onto a slightly damp piece of paper,  where it impressed into the paper, thus the word engraving.   Meticulous and professional water coloring was added.  Text was printed. Finally compiled and bound by a bookbinder.

Life in the 1700’s

Natural History curiosities or museums, displayed collections of newly discovered species of animal and plant life.  The public wanted to learn about all the new discoveries, so the museums were opening.  Before Museums opened,  the way to learn about scientific and natural history discoveries was to open a book, with plates,  like these antique prints of tropical birds by Francois Nicolas Martinet which offered by subscription, in parts.  This is the way life was during the mid 18th Century.  It was entertainment and enlightenment for the well to do.

Architecture Antique Engravings of Fountains & Buildings!

We have the most incredible 17th Century, Architecture Antique Engravings of Fountains & Gardens published by Mathias Merian in Nurumburg, Bockler & more…

Architecture Antique Engravings: Bockler of Fountains and Garden Plans

Printed in 1646, these old architecture antique engravings are in pristine condition.  Bockler’s fountain engravings. Almost abstract for a minimalist design approach for decorating.  These are fine copper plate engravings on very fine, hand made laid rag paper.  The artwork measures 8 1/2 x 12″  are in outstanding condition and are $150. each,  fountains and garden plans alike.

Architectural Engravings of English Abbeys and Ruins from 1820!

17th Century Antique Garden Plan Engravings!

Antique 17th Century Architecture Antique Engravings!  Old antique prints by Bockler of Fountains around Europe. These antique Fountain Prints are from 1646. Some have garden plans. It is an old copper plate engraving on hand made laid rag. Old fountain prints by Bockler. Have you seen historic architectural monuments, buildings and estates around the world? We have old engravings, etchings and lithographs including Bockler fountain engravings, printed in Nurumburg in the 1640’s. Great Antique Artwork for a Minimalist Design.

Most of what you see here are copper plate engravings.  Engraved onto very thin copper sheets, placed over a block of hard wood. These copper plates were skillfully inked up and pressed on to a very fine hand made and hand laid linen rag sheet of paper. All of our antique architectural prints are genuine old architectural engravings and lithographs produced from 100 years ago to almost 350 years ago.

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Foreign Views: China, Italy, Scandanavia, Germany, England. i.e. Decorative Antique Prints.

Nests-Eggs Antique Ornithology Engravings by Nozeman, Gentry & Morris!

Nests-Eggs Antique Ornithology Engravings, Antique lithographs & hand colored engravings by Nozeman, Gentry, & Morris.

Nests Eggs of Birds by Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp & Martinus Houttyn. Coming from Nederlandsche Vogelen Published 1779-1820.

Coming from a large full folio, the hand colored copper plate engravings, on fine hand made hand laid rag paper are exquisite. At the time of production the cost of the set was 525 Dutch Florins, $6000 in today’s currency, making it the most expensive book ever published up to that time.

Nests-Eggs Antique Ornithology Engravings…  Some of the most famous naturalists of the 18th Century collaborated in producing one of the finest works ever published on Ornithology: Nederlandsche Vogelen, the work of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn.  Large and beautiful hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag and they measure 14.25 x 21″  to 15 x 21.5″

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Additional antique engravings prints of birds nests and eggs by Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp & Martinus Houttyn.  The paper tone is actually the same as the images above galleries of Nozeman nests. ( whiter than what appears below).

The Nests Eggs of Birds seen above are the work of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn.   Some of the most famous naturalists of the 18th Century collaborated in producing one of the finest works ever published on Ornithology: Nederlandsche Vogelen. Also known as the Birds of the Netherlands. Remember the Netherlands included other trading posts those days.   These are  beautifully hand colored copper plate engravings dating from 1770-1829.  Prints are 14.25″ x 21″  Pricing on request.

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Consider antique fern prints in your application.

 

The Fabulous Work of Thomas Gentry: Nests & Eggs of Birds of the United States

An affordable option for birds,  nests & eggs of  American species are these Thomas Gentry Chromolithographs.  Each color was applied with individual limestone plates.  This technique is an obsolete printing method used widely in the late 19th Century known as chromolithography.  Each antique lithograph measures about 9 1/4 x 12″    Click here to contact us.

Reverend Morris Nests, Eggs. English Hand Colored Lithographs, 1890.

Reverend Morris Nests, Eggs!! These are old English water colored lithographs produced by Reverend F.O. Morris and his congregation in 1890. They measure 7×10″ and run $75. each. Click here to contact us.

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More Thomas Gentry Bird’s Nests Eggs.  Antique Lithographs. American & Antique!

Thomas Gentry Birds & their nests, eggs from 1882.  These  are American chromolithographs of American Birds and their nests. Each print measures @ 9 1/2 x 12″. The colors are intense and bright. Click here to contact us.

Reverend F.O. Morris Nests, Eggs!  Abstract Art: Antique Lithographs from 1890.

Antique Hand Colored Lithographs of nests-eggs! These are the work of Reverend F.O. Morris.  His Nests and Eggs of Birds were published in 1890. They are English hand colored lithographs.  This means they were printed from a limestone plate and water colored by hand.   Each  antique lithograph measures @7×10. Eggs run $35. each. Nests are $75. each.   Click here to contact us.

 

Bird nests and the art of building a nest has always fascinated people.

Bird nest engravings and lithographs illustrated by famous ornithologists including Morris, Hewitson, Gentry, Gould and Nozeman. Fascinated with eggs and nests wild birds? Old engravings and lithographs depictions of species in a Nineteenth Century avian world. Oology is the study of Nests and Eggs of Birds!

Our original antique lithographs & engravings were by authored by early ornithologists including F.O. Morris, Thomas Gentry, Cornelius Nozeman and James Bolton.  Oology books were published with pictures in the form of now these antique hand colored engravings & antique lithographs of birds shown with their nests and eggs. And all of these antique prints were produced from the mid 1700’s to 1900.

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Have a look at Ducks:

Selby Ducks! Magnificent Hand Colored Engravings, London 1817-1834

More about Nederlandshe Vogelen

Beautifully illustrated by Cornelius Nozeman, who lived from 1721 to 1786. Nozeman was a Dutch minister & an ornithologist. It was Nozeman that wrote the text for the first two volumes. In 1786, Nozeman died, with most of the descriptions for the second volume written, which was published in 1789.
The renowned engraver & artist Christian Sepp drew the illustrations. Sepp is best known for his meticulous drawings and his passion for beautiful detail which is evident in this work. The majority of Sepp’s drawings were transferred onto copper plates and etched and engraved by himself. It was in the first two volumes which were directly created by these well known ornithologists, artists and engravers. Sepp’s son, Jan Christian, a bookseller, interested in the study of natural history and engraving, published the first volume. In 1775, Christian Sepp died and Jan Christian completed the second volume.
Martinus Houttuyn, also a famous naturalist, continued the work for the third volume (published in 1797). Houttuyn died in 1798, and it was not until 1809 that the fourth volume was published, without the name of the writer.The huge project was finally finished in 1829, by the grandson of Christian Sepp, Jan Sepp, and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment. This great work, is well known for the wonderful combinations of birds with their nests and eggs, some of the best ever done.

The frontice pieces are some of the best examples of bird artwork ever done.
These are extra large, full folio, hand colored copper plate engravings, on fine hand made hand laid rag paper. At the time of production the cost of the set was 525 Dutch Florins, $6000 in today’s currency, the most expensive book ever published up to that time.
Excerpts have been taken from Fine Bird Books and the Netherlands National Library.

 

Exotic Species of Animals African, Asian, Indian…

The exotic species of animals found within the Continents of Africa, Asia, India and some other far away places may be found here. If you have specific requests please contact me at 413-245-4197.

Buffon Exotic Species of Animals:  Antique Engravings of African, Asian, Indian & More

Buffon Animals. Here are some of our most outstanding Antique Prints pertaining to exotic species of animals.  African, Asian, Indian. They were produced from 1749-1761 in Paris and Amsterdam by George Leclerc the Compte de Buffon, a brilliant French naturalist.  Buffon had great inherited wealth and wanted to depict all living species.  Cost was not a consideration.   These are copper plate engravings on fine hand made hand laid linen rag with superb water color illumination. The prints measure 8 x 11.”  They will mat beautifully to 11 x 14 or 12 X 16″ and the prints are in near perfect condition.

Exotic Species of Animals:  Framed 1st editions, coming from  Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle.

These are antique copper plate engravings on hand made rag paperwith water coloring.   These exact engravings, in the images below are Exotic Species of Animals and were published from 1749-1761.

African, Asian, Indian Animals. Exotic Species by Mathias Merian. Camels, Lions, Giraffes.

Merian Camels, Lions, Giraffes Engravings. African, Asian, Indian Animal species. We are pleased to offer these rare old prints. Date 1646. They include Lions, Giraffes, Camels.  Mathias Merian was a publisher in Nuremburg, Germany.  He published these copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag in 1646.  The hand colored engravings measure about 8 x 13.”  The water color is bright and the prints are in very good condition for being over 350 years old!  $250. each or the three for $600.

Buffon Exotic Species of Animals. Antique Hand Colored Engravings, Framed!

Buffon Exotic Animals Hand Colored Engravings, Framed in rag and under UV glass. Buffon Zebra, Elephant, Camel engravings. Over 250 years old. Outstanding illustrations of top exotic animals. George Leclerc Compte de Buffon 1749-1761. Framed Buffon Camel, Elephant, Zebra Engraving! Rare hand colored engraving by Compte de Buffon 1749-1761. Archival Framing. Excellent condition, strikes, hand coloring. Each framed piece of artwork measures about 17×20″. Call for details at 413-245-4197  or Email us at anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

African Asian Indian Animals by Lizar. Hand colored steel engravings, framed.

African Asian Indian Animals by Lizar, Framed. William Lizars. Hand colored steel plate engraving. 1840-1860, Scotland. Archival double rag mat, UV glass. Ornate gold wood frames. Finished framed dimensions 12 wide, 10 high. $175. each, set of six $750.

Goldsmith Animals, Exotic Species of Animals

Goldsmith Animals, Exotic Species of Animals. Oliver Goldsmith Exotic Animal Life produced c.1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. African, Asian, Indian, Exotic Species. These are old hand colored engravings of a leopard, zebra and elephant. Have you ever seen any of these animals in your travels? The trio of antique prints need to be sold as a set of 3. Each measure 6 1/4 x 10″ the color is BRILLIANT! These are wonderful old exotic animal prints. The set of three for $350. Click here to contact us.

Matted Goldsmith Hand Colored Elephant, Zebra & Jaguar.

William Lizar Zebras Hand Colored Steel Plate Engravings Mid 1800’s.

Lizar Zebra Engravings. Old prints of Zebras!!! These are small water colored steel plate engravings were produced in Edinburgh, Scotland by William Lizars from c.1840-1875. They measure 4×6 1/4.” Old Zebra prints will finish off your TRAVEL room just right! Click here to contact us.

Lizar’s Big Cats. Antique Hand Colored Engravings. Mid 1800’s.

Big Cats, Lizar Hand Colored Engravings. One BIG CAT STORY told in these old hand colored steel plate engravings. These exotic cat prints were produced in Scotland from 1840-1875. They are small, measuring 4×6 1/4″ Click here to contact us.

Lizar Rhinos, Elephants.  Antique Hand Colored Engravings

Lizar Rhinos, Elephants and other exotic species of animals: RHINOCEROUS and ELEPHANTS! These small water colored steel plate engravings were produced in Edinburgh, Scotland by William Lizars from c.1840-1875.  Each piece measures 4 x 6 1/4.”  Click here to contact us.

African Asian Indian Animals. Exotic species of animals published as antique book illustrations: engravings, lithographs dating 1640 to 1900 of elephant, rhino & more. Create a great jungle theme in your space when you decorate with antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of elephants, camels, big cats: lions & tigers! African and Asian Animals of the Jungle and Savannah. Create your own jungle theme or tropical travel theme with wild African, Indian and Asian animals.

Do you love to travel to see wild life around the world?  If so you will enjoy looking at our wonderful authentic and antique exotic species of animals. We have elephants, rhinoceros, big cats, lions, zebras… Species native to Africa and Asia and other far away places. Antique prints of jungle animals from Sumatra and India…

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