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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. 

Seguy Insectes Papillons – Rare Pochoir Art by Emile Allain Séguy!

Seguy Insectes Papillons!  We currently have both the rare French pochoir artwork’s of Eugene Seguy on bugs and butterflies…  Eugène Séguy,  known as Emile Allain Séguy, and as E.A. Séguy,  was a most accomplished entomologist and reknown artist of Pochoir.  Revered by the world for his unusual style and compositions, Seguy’s Parisian Art Deco plates are dramatic and timeless.

Seguy Papillons, His Butterflies. Rare Art Deco, Antique Pochoir Plates with Intense Metallic Colors.

Each print has slight overall toning of the paper. The water coloring is bright and intense. Each piece measures 13 x 17 1/2″ Call 413-245-4197

Seguy Insectes – Bugs: Rare & Scarce Pochoir Antique Prints from 1926.

Original 1926 Patterns from the E.A. Seguy Insectes Papillons Portfolios!

Each print has slight overall toning of the paper. The water coloring is bright and intense. Each piece measures 13 x 17 1/2″ Call 413-245-4197

Interested in the Transformation of Butterflies and Insects?

Pochoir defined: the application of water color by stencil.  A French technique used in the early 1900’s.

These desirable antique prints are in stock and available now. Eugène Séguy, is also known as Emile Allain Séguy, and E.A. Seguy.  He is best known best for these FABULOUS works on Butterflies and Insects.  Seguy  published these incredible works of Art Deco in Paris, about 1926. Utilizing the French technique of adding color known as Pochoir, the metallic water colors were applied by stencils. The results were these fabulous examples of art deco.  Each piece reflects the excitement experienced during the art nouveau period.  Who can’t be appreciate the beauty of these works of art?  Each stunning old print measures 12 3/4″ x 18″  Furthermore, these pieces are in excellent condition with extraordinary bright coloring!

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The E.A. Seguy Insectes Papillons Portfolios represent Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods at it’s height.

Coming from unbound portfolios, the  E.A. Seguy Insectes Papillons, are the most beautiful and amazing work ever produced on entomology. Decoratively illustrated in collages, the beetles, bugs and butterflies, moths and other insects are composed with great detail.  The Papillons or Butterflies are exquisite, and reflect the natural details seen in actual specimens. The Insectes are fantastic illustrations that are difficult to obtain.  Anne Hall Antique Prints has the most beautiful Antique Art Deco Pochoir Prints ever produced.  Most of all these rare finds are in stock and available!  Please inquire now for the best price.

Own a part of 1920’s Parisian History by Owning a Seguy Insectes Papillons!

Rare to come onto the market, the beautiful Seguy Insectes Papillons from 1926,  emulate Paris Art Deco at it’s height.  Occasionally coming onto the market are the Butterflies.  Even though the Bugs or Insects are extremely hard to find, I have managed to offer them for sale.  Mine have some of the best color ever seen.  The plates are absolutely stunning in person.  Each pieces impresses everyone who has had the opportunity to view them in person.  Own a piece of 1920’s Parisian History when you purchase one of these rare pieces of artwork from my gallery.   In return they will bring you years & years of pleasure each time you see them.  

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Cows Goats Sheep. Antique Cattle Engravings & Lithographs

Browse our selection of available antique prints of Cows Goats Sheep. Our antique engravings & hand colored lithographs of heritage breeds are available at affordable prices.  Please inquire for additional options not on my website!  We have more!

Antique Prints of Cattle: Cows & Bulls. American Antique Lithographs Published 1888.

Small lithographs, all kinds of Cattle. These antique lithographs were published in America in 1888. They measure 5×9″ and are priced at only $45. each, 3 or more @ $40. each.

These are cheap & cheerful and make great French Country Decor!  Is a certain heritage breed of interest?  Just call me at 413-245-4197 for expert help from Anne,  or  Click here to contact us.

 

Sheep. Stunning Large Old Chromolithographs of a Flock of Sheep.

These magnificent Antique Sheep Prints from c.1875.  These are stunning large chromolithographs that were printed on heavy textured paper. Sold only as a pair for $1500. Each print measures about 22×30 verify size, excellent condition. Click here to contact us.

 

Cows, Bulls. 1860. Large Antique French Lithographs, Water Colored.

These are large cattle and cow prints from c.1860. The lovely French water colored lithographs of cattle including both bulls & cows. This is great French country decor! Call me for availability on other breeds of cattle. Each print measures about 14×19″ $200. each.   Click here to contact us.

Sheep and Lamb American Antique Lithographs from 1888:

These old prints are cheap and cheerful at $45. for one, or three or more $35. each. They measure about 5 x 9″

Buffon Cattle, Goats, Sheep. Antique Hand Colored Copper Plate Engravings.

Old Buffon engravings of goats and sheep. These old prints are from 1749-1761. They are copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag. I have matted them in rag mat board to 11×14″ Can’t get any more French Country than this!!! $125. each.   Click here to contact us.

 

Decorate your home with French Country Décor!

Decorate and finish your room with antique prints of farm & barn yard animals such as cows goats sheep and heritage breeds.  We have very old antique engravings & lithographs of cattle:  cows and bulls.  Antique prints of all old breeds of goats!   Antique lithographs of sheep….old heritage barn yard breeds at reasonable prices.  Antique prints of farm animals found in the barnyard including old prints, antique engravings & lithographs of cows, goats, and sheep…from Anne Hall Antique Prints.

Old cattle engravings & lithographs. Antique prints of cows, goats & sheep in the barn yard! Farm animals: furry goats & sheep engravings and lithographs.  Moooo….  The sheep says Baaaahhhh….  Holy cow!  Old cattle & cow  prints…   Moooooo… These old prints of cows goats sheep make  great kitchen,  farm & agricultural art, and French Country Decor that is cheap and cheerful!

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Water Birds by John Gould, Martinet, Catesby & Other Ornithologists

Water Birds by John Gould, Martinet, Catesby & Other Ornithologists.  Unique rare prints in galleries of Swans, Kingfishers, Loons, Herons, Cranes & other shore birds.

Water Birds miniature engravings Buffon

These miniature antique prints came from a rare German edition of Compte de Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle, c.1770-1820.  Buffon was a brilliant 18th Century French scientist & naturalist, with inherited wealth.  Publishing these encyclopedic collections was not an obstacle.  Each of the water colored copper plate engravings was printed onto hand made hand laid rag paper  c.1770-1820.  Fabulous and small measuring in at a mere 4×6 1/2″ 
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Water Birds: Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings


Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings of water birds 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! 

 

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.

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One had to have access to specimens.  To travel and see water birds 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 water birds 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

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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.

 

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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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I hope you have enjoyed viewing my collections of Water Birds by John Gould & others!

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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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George Edwards Water Bird Hand Colored Engravings, 18th Century!

George Edwards, Seligmann Edition. Water Birds: a combined work from 1770 of George Edwards and Dr. Johann Seligmann.

George Edwards Water Bird Engravings:

These antique engravings of water birds, were published in Amsterdam by George Edwards & Dr. Johann Seligmann, from 1771 through 1776. These old prints of birds are Dutch water colored by hand, copper plate engravings, that were printed onto hand made, laid rag. A laborious craft of all those involved. The paper was hard to acquire, the engrave would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes. The water colorists would die at young ages, due to the paints. Yet these old prints still exist in super fine condition and exemplary condition. That is mostly due to the quality of the rag paper. Paper was made of rag right up through the turn of the 20th Century. Coming from linen, flax, etc, NOT TREES, there was no acid in the paper. Paper coming from trees during the 20th and 21st Centuries is highly acidic and does not last for long. Each one of these lovely hand colored copper plate engravings, measures about 10 1/4 x 17. There are a couple of ones with slightly smaller paper, measuring at 9 1/2 x 15 1/2. Click here to contact us.

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Mark Catesby Birds! Beautiful Antique Hand Colored Engravings

Browse our collection of Mark Catesby birds!  The antique hand colored engravings come from the Dr. Seligmann German and French editions which from 1748-1776;

Mark Catesby Birds! Antique Hand Colored Copper Plate Engravings.

Mark Catesby Birds.  Here are Mark Catesby water birds. This famous work is on North American species of birds and the foliage they were found with. Too poor to have a separate illustration for the bird from the foliage, is now classic. Catesby was in the Carolinas, Virginia, Florida and the Bahamas in the 1730’s. The Seligmann Edition was published from 1771-1776 in Amsterdam. Stunning water colored copper plate engravings on rag. Each old print measures about 10 1/4 x 17″ though there are a few that are 9 1/2 x 15 1/2″  See my Carolina Parakeet!

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It was a laborious craft of all those involved in producing something like these antique Mark Catesby bird engravings. First Catesby had to travel, find and identify the species. Second the illustrations had to be meticulously drawn, with the best accuracy. LATER The image would be transferred onto a copper plate and engraved with burins. The paper was hard to acquire, and the engraver would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes. The water colorists would die at young ages, due to licking tips of their paint brushes. Yet these old prints still exist in super fine condition and exemplary condition. That is mostly due to the quality of the rag paper. Paper was made of rag right up through the turn of the 20th Century. Coming from linen, flax, etc, NOT TREES, there was no acid in the paper. Very expensive to acquire, inconsistent, etc.

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Nozeman Bird Prints. Fine Dutch Engraved Birds!

Cornelius Nozeman bird prints.  Published in the Netherlands from 1770-1829 and issued in parts,  the entire series took an astonishing 59 years to complete.  Nederlandsche Vogelen is known as the finest bird book the Dutch produced on ornithology.

Nozeman Bird Prints from Nederlandsche Vogelen or the Birds of the Netherlands.

These are large folio hand colored copper engravings, hand made laid rag.  Published from 1770 to 1829.  These antique engravings come from the finest work on birds published by the Dutch. Theses are water birds, favorite shore birds…

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These magnificent antique bird engravings are the work of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn.   Commonly referred to as Nozeman bird prints.  These authentic antique prints were published from 1779-1820. It took an amazing 59 years to complete this laborious work on Birds of the Netherland.  During that period, the Dutch colonized areas all over the world.  These magnificent antiques are hand colored copper plate engravings. They were printed onto hand made, hand laid rag paper.  Nederlandsche Vogelen meaning the Birds of the Netherlands. Each old print measures 15×21.5″  Oustanding, near perfect condition.

A laborious craft of all those involved in producing something like these magnificent antique prints.  First, to find, acquire and identify the species. Second… the illustrations had to be meticulously drawn, with only the best accuracy. 

The paper was hard to acquire.  Just making paper during the 18th Century required tremendous skill.  A learned lifetime craft. Paper was made of rag right up through the turn of the 20th Century. Coming from linen, flax, etc, NOT TREES, there was no acid in the paper. Very expensive to acquire, inconsistent, etc. but has the ability to survive many Centuries.

LATER the image would be transferred onto a copper plate and engraved with burins, another life skill.  The engraver would have to re engrave another plate after just 300 strikes. Then there was illumination.  Water colorists would die at young ages, due to licking tips of their paint brushes. 

Popularity of publications depended on how many sets or subscriptions the publisher could sell.  Perhaps a set like these Nozeman bird prints  would only be acquired by the wealthiest universities, clergy, noblemen, doctors and solicitors. Click here to contact us.

 

Fancy Flowers Tulips, etc. Hand Colored Engravings, Lithographs

Shop our unique collection of fancy flowers tulips & other varieties of top show stoppers at Anne Hall Antique Prints.

Fancy Flowers! Tulips Indeed! 19th Century Curtis & Sweet.

Tulips are the most important of all fancy flowers.  The depictions here indeed are iconic of botanical illustration.  These are English water colored copper plate engravings on hand made paper.  They are the work of Curtis and Sweet and they date to the early 1800’s, (each print is individually dated when it was published).  They measure about 5×9″ are in STUNNING COLORS!!! Click here to contact us.

Show Stopping Flowers!  Including Peonies!

These are large foldouts that date from 1845 to 1896. They are old Belgian botanical prints that were produced for Van Houtteano who owned the largest nursery on the continent and his major competitor Linden.  Hand finished color lithographs. Some have issue folds. Each piece measures about 10×14″ and have very strong vivid colors.  Perfect to mat to 16×20″ plus the picture frame itself.   Click here to contact us.

Show stopping florals… Antique Botany Illustrations. We are pleased to offer these stunning old botanical illustration from the 1800’s. They are bold beautiful images! Antique flower prints: top images produced by European nurseries to promote their offerings! Garden varieties… Old botanical prints of azaleas, rhododendrons… And old botanical prints of peonies too. The fanciest bold varieties ever depicted by Van Houtteano and Linden! These flowers are in full bloom and should be picked at their peak, while the selection is good. Striking antique botanical prints that are over 100 years old! These antique botanical prints will never go out of style!

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Selby Ducks! Magnificent Antique Prints: English Hand Colored Engravings, London 1817-1834

These are the 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.”

These Selby ducks prints were published in Edinburg, Scotland from 1821-1834.  These are stunning life sized hand colored copper plate engravings on heavy wove J Whatman paper.  The same papermaker, J Whatman manufactured the paper for the first edition elephant folio Birds of America by John James Audubon in 1835.  The John Prideaux Selby Birds are known as the “Audubon” of Scotland.  The condition is excellent and the water coloring is exemplary.  Each old print measures  21 x 26″ Click here to contact us!

 

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John Gould Hummingbirds Original Antique Lithographs

John Gould Hummingbirds. The exquisite 19th Century hand colored hummingbird lithographs come from  “A Monograph of the Trochilidae.”  English dating from 1849 to 1861.  These exquisite antique lithographs have water color illumination. Fair pricing. In excellent condition and bright colors… 14×21 1/2″  For additional options of  call 413-245-4197.

John Gould Hummingbirds Original Antique Lithographs from the 19th Century: