Jan 212019
 

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!

Parrots by Martinet -18th Century French Engravings

Below are fine antique parrot prints produced in Paris from 1770-1786. 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.

 

A laborious craft of everyone involved in production of these 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

Buffon Martinet Parrots and Toucans Antique Hand Colored Engravings!

Martinet Parrots or Perruches in French from 1770-1783.  The following antique parrot prints were published between 1770 & 1783, over an astounding 13 years.  It was a monumental effort to catalog 1035  known 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.

 

Want to see some great palms?

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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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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Jan 212019
 
Pfittacus minor gutture fufco Occidentalis. A wonderful 18th Century depiction of the brown throat green parrot with Cherries by George Edwards. $650.

George Edwards Parrots…  Dating back to the 18th century, birds including these antique parrot prints were in vogue among the art and nature aficionados.  These 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 watercolour pigmentation has been used to make these exquisite pieces of vintage parrot framed prints glow with hand color engravings.

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George Edwards Parrots: Original Copper Plate Engravings with Water Colouring,  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 moulding.

 

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.”

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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Jan 202019
 
American Water Lily Victoria Regia

Victoria Regia or The Great Water Lily of America is the most revered work pertaining to early American printing.  This large folio was published in Boston in 1854 with life sized images of water lily specimens grown in Salem, Massachusetts, in various stages of life.  The magnificent illustrations are by William Sharp and the book was authored by John Fisk Allen.  Each chromolithograph was printed in colors by individual limestone slabs, in an antique printing method known as  chromolithography, the first of it’s kind to be printed in America.

Victoria Regia or The Great Water Lily of America:

This rare collection of beautiful antique chromolithographs are the work of William Sharp and John Fisk Allen.  Entitled Victoria Regia or The Great Water Lily of America. The book was printed and published in Boston for the author John Fisk Allen.   All the stages of botanical development are clearly illustrated. Exquisite details are beautifully executed.  This species or Great Water Lily of America was of interest to everyone.  The book was issued in paper wrappers.  The contents include: Cover, Title, and Text pages.  There is a brief account of the discovery of this lily.  There are additional descriptions on the cultivation.  Magnificent illustrations by William Sharp are the first of it’s kind produced in America. The illustrations were taken from specimens grown in Salem, Massachusetts.

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Victoria Regia or The Great Water Lily of America by William Sharp & John Fisk Allen, 1854.

This rare collection of beautiful antique chromolithographs are the work of William Sharp and John Fisk Allen. Entitled Victoria Regia or The Great Water Lily of America. The book was printed and published in Boston for the author John Fisk Allen. All the stages of botanical development are clearly illustrated. Exquisite details are beautifully executed. This species or Great Water Lily of America was of interest to everyone. The book was issued in paper wrappers. The contents include: Cover, Title, and Text pages. There is a brief account of the discovery of this lily. There are additional descriptions on the cultivation. Magnificent illustrations by William Sharp are the first of it’s kind produced in America. The illustrations were taken from specimens grown in Salem, Massachusetts.

A Brief History of This Collection of Early Americana:

William Sharp came to Boston from England in the late 1830’s, and jumped into printing colors from limestone plates-or lithographs. He was proficient with incredible detail and use of color. He was a natural at his profession and produced five of the 6 plates. John Fisk Allen did only one. Can you guess which one is Allen’s?

When this rare book comes on the market it is usually offered as Americana. It was the first chromolithography published in the United States. Chromo means color. Lithograph meaning printed from limestone.

Producing early subscriptions was all the rage in early America.  It was all about how fast magazines, subscriptions and books could be produced and published. Hand coloring took tremendous time, talent and money. Printing in colors, from limestone plates, certainly would be less expensive… IF you had a GREAT lithographer. In the process of printing in colors from limestone plates, a special kind of limestone needed to be procured to create a lithograph.  Adventually each color was applied, in a separate process, with an individual key stoned limestone plate, just for that color.  A fascinating study in itself.

Own one of the greatest pieces of Americana ever produced.
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Jan 202019
 

Search lilies in our unique gallery of antique lily lithographs and hand colored engravings.  Including the work of  Elwes,  Fitch & Curtis.

Lilies – Antique Botanical Illustrations are Classic yet Modern in feel.

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.

This grouping of Curtis and Edwards botanical engravings are the fold outs.  Carefully collected for years we are offering this beautiful set of modern looking ones for sale here.  Assorted flowers but quite simple in coloration to be considered for your modern home décor!  Classic artwork is timeless. 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.

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. Click here to contact us.

 

Like the look of the Curtis Botanicals? See more simple flowers!

Elwes – Fitch A Monograph of the Genus Lilium: Rare & Important work on Lilies from c.1880

I am happy to provide my customers with these Elwes antique prints of Lilies, in which Fitch was the botanical illustrator.

Like the high end? See these pochoir insects!

Additional Elwes Lilies: Large English Hand Colored Lithographs!

The artwork is 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 piece is gorgeous, large folio hand colored lithographs. Click here to contact us.

The Art of Lithography:

The art of 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 Fitch produced.  The desired, original illustration was 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).

The 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.  The lilies are stunning to look at in person

Jan 202019
 
Nests Eggs antique engravings lithographs to buy online now!

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

James Bolton’s Harmonius Ruralis! Nests-Eggs of Birds. Beautiful Hand Colored Copper Plate Engravings from England 1845.

Bolton nests eggs of birds from 1807.  Wonderful pairs of antique hand colored engravings depicting the nests & eggs of birds common to Great Britain.  These lovely old prints were published in London in 1807. Harmonia Ruralis was written as an essay about the natural history of British song birds, illustrated with life sized figures of the birds, male and female with natural attitudes. The prints are water colored copper plate engravings on a heavy wove paper. The colors are bright and vivid. There is some smudging, most will not be seen after framing, however, please see the photos. Each piece measures 9 x 11 1/2″ and are sold as Pairs.   One price for both prints.

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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.   These Nests Eggs of Birds are the works of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn.  They are 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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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.

Consider exquisite pochoir butterflies & insects.

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.

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 and 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 run $75. each.   Click here to contact us.

Oology is the study of Nests and Eggs of Birds!  These are old antique lithographs & engravings by F.O. Morris, Thomas Gentry, Nozeman and Bolton. Old antique bird engravings & lithographs of birds with their nests and eggs by early ornithologists.  Attention all bird watchers! Old antique engravings & lithographs of birds nests & Morris egg and nest prints. These bird nests & eggs were depicted by early ornithologists and oologists. All of these antique prints were produced from the mid 1700’s to 1900. 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? Antique prints of bird eggs & nests. Old engravings and lithographs of the avian world.  Antique bird nest prints by Morris from the 1890’s!  Antique bird egg prints by Morris. Hand colored antique bird nest and egg lithographs that are unique and affordable from Anne Hall Antique Prints!  Feather your nest… with old prints by Thomas Gentry, Reverend Morris and other ornithologists at Anne Hall Antique Prints! 

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A great identification resource, for Oology Nests Eggs, is Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Jan 202019
 

Rare Books for Sale & most importantly, an explanation behind them.

A brief background as to why these rare books exist, will follow a small selection of Rare Books for Sale. After that I will give an explanation behind the illustrations found in a rare book. I will address why there was a progression in making paper and printing techniques. I will explain how engravings & lithographs were produced.  I will explain who was making these books popular.   I will address how were these books were issued.  More importantly I will explain why books were the rage in the 1700’s and 1800’s.

See the John Fisk Allen & William Sharp Victoria Regia or The Great Water Lily of America!

1st 6 Volumes of Daubenton Histoire Naturelle

These rare natural history books are exceptionally clean and beautiful. This is a set of 6 volumes of antique books. Published in French and comprise of the works of Buffon on man, plant and animal life, and minerals.  Numerous copper plate engravings of odd afflictions of man, microscopic plant life, and of minerals, one map, the series is complete.  Museum Book.  Sold as a set of 6 for $750.

  • Histoire Naturelle General et Particuliere avec la Description du Cabinet du Roi.  Par Mrs. de Buffon & Daubenton. Tomb Premier.  Nouvelle Edition. Amsterdam  Chez F.H. Schneider.  MDCCLXVI.   1766.  (Lovely Library Stamp:  “Bouches de la Musee”).
  • L’Histoire Naturelle de l’Homme.   Tome Second Nouvelle Edition. Amsterdam MDCCLXVI.  1768. Animaux Vegetaux & Mineraux. 
  • Histoire Naturelle General et Particuliere.  Por Servir de Suite a la Theorie de la Terre et de Preliminaire A L’Histoire Des Vegetaux Parties.  Experimentale et Hypothetique. L’Histoire Des Vegetaux.  Parties  Experimentale et Hypothetique. Supplement Tomb Second. Nouvelle Edition. Amsterdam MDCCLXXVI.  1776.  This is a supplemental text to the Second Volume.
  • L’Histoire Naturelle de l’Homme.  Tome Troisieme.  Nouvelle Edition.  Amsterdam  MDCCLXXVI.  1766. Mint Condition, Numerous Copperplate engravings, incredible strikes. 
  • L’Histoire Naturelle de l’Homme.  Tome Troisieme.  Nouvelle Edition.  Amsterdam MDCCLXXVIII. 1778. 
  • Histoire Naturelle Les Epoques de la Nature Supplement Tome Sixieme. Additions & Corrections to the previous 5 Volumes.  MDCCLXXIX.  1779.

The Development of Rare Books on Natural History & Why They Exist

  I often ponder why and how mid 17th, and 18th and 19th Century naturalists studied the natural world.  I ask why would these amazing rare natural history books were produced and how could these amazing pieces of nature be produced?  Here I will explain… The time had come that living birds, animals and the vegetative world was of interest to everyone, everywhere.  A revolutionary age where scientists and naturalists alike, were collecting specimens of every species they could identify.  They all tried to observe their subjects in their natural environments. This required travel, everywhere and anywhere they could get to.  While other scientists worked from one other’s work & special collections.These encyclopedic studies were mostly funded by big money from the wealthy businessmen, Doctors, Clergy, Noblemen & The Royal Family.  Scientists were trying to explain & prove their hypotheses of the world, existence and evolution. Notations from observations and developing scientific evidence could help explain the world…

Their notations & illustrations, once transferred into these now rare books, could be used to educate, persuade, document.  Subscribers went wild for the latest issue! Travel increased far and wide to visit public & private curiosities & to see the specimens brought back from far away places and rare natural history books and collections of printed material.  People were discovering the natural world!   Wild tales of dangerous exploring expeditions and written accounts kept like diaries, some with profuse illustrations, were of interest to everyone. The universal delivery, of all these recent discoveries and new information, was to publish readable material for the masses. Publishers went crazy and printed as much as they could produce, for all their new and demanding readers, oftentimes by subscription. Whereas much of all published from Mid Evil times through the mid 17th Century revolved around religious subject matter.Now the focus could be any subject, but the beauty of the natural world was in first place.This was done by publishing all kinds ephemera, catalogs, portfolios, periodicals and books.Many of which were beautifully illustrated with hand colored, lithographs and engravings.Once readers would receive part of what they subscribed to, they demanded more! When a subscription was fulfilled, by the year or by subject, bookbinders bound the subscriptions into magnificent rare natural history books.

My entire website includes antique prints printed before 1925, in obsolete printing methods before photography was used commercially.  These rare natural history books were becoming ever so popular during the 18th and 19the Centuries.  The subject revolves around how fast information could be published for readership. Readership in the old days revolved around money and new discoveries, especially in areas pertaining to natural history. If one could discover a new species of animal, fish, flower or insect… Wow! That would boost the desire for information from the general public, and the educated, and the rich.  For it was those people who managed to finance early printing.  Early printing, by massively producing  of Bibles, instead of using scribes to hand write psalms and bibles.  It had a trickle down effect. Like today, in the OLD days, desire for information lead to wanting more information. Hence the production of publishing. Initially the Church published religious material. Only the high priests could convey the printed messages. This lasted for a long time. Around 1800 or so, more people read. It was fashionable to be educated. So the printers had to publish more material faster, so that everyone could be on board, literally. Everyone could understand a beautiful illustration. They did not have to understand the words, but it encouraged understanding. Soon, the publications became subscriptions, everyone wanted them. Like today, everyone wants the latest devise. Initially periodical subscriptions were made to those who could afford it: royalty, clergy, noblemen, etc. Who could read? The answer is only the educated, super wealthy, religious, clergy, nobility… they subscribed and read these early periodicals. It was a great pass time in the old days. Men would sit in parlors discussing expeditions. Women would talk in parlors about a special flower. Interests and hobbies. Subjects could include information about a species of flower that grew here or an animal that was seen there. Oftentimes on expeditions, specimens were collected and captured, many alive, many did not survive the journeys home, nor the conditions relocated. Many journeys were three month at sea. Imaging a Giraffe, being brought from Africa to England, via a three month ship’s voyage, to arrive just barely alive, just as the ship’s crew, to Great Britain. In the 18th and 19th Centuries museums of curiosities became the rage. Hoards of people would rush to museums to see exotic specimens brought home from expeditions of early explorers and naturalists. Royalty, Clergy financed explorations and hence the illustrations, publications that developed from trips. Often times young men, early scientists, aboard ships recorded the natural history sightings they saw along the way. They recorded every detail of the natural history specimens they came across. All of this absolutely fascinated the public. And so the history of illustration, depicting and describing what had been found, along these tremendous explorations was found. How fast the information moved forward can be seen through the history of printing. Exactly as the way things are moving forward these days, so did printing history. It started with very slow laborious hand drawn pages by scribes and monks onto velum, to copper plate engraving on hand made hand laid linen rag paper, and moved forward to faster and faster printing, from lithography, hand colored or not to printing in colors, chromolithography. All driven by readership subscriptions. Numerous rare natural history books were published. As for these kinds of rare natural history books, it all ended about 1900. when photographic printing became the 20th century tool, to today, when everything is digital and untouchable on the internet.

Recap:  I sell antique lithographs & engravings published during the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries.  We have obtained them from old periodicals, catalogs, rare natural history books, ephemera, etc.  Rare natural history books were frequently issued in parts and issued by subscription, later bound as books by savvy collectors. The publications were full of lovely old illustrations, many which were hand colored.  Fabulous illustrations were included by authors and contributors.  Illustrations of flora and fauna were very popular. Later historical events became the craze for early newspapers.  All of these subscriptions were important during the, 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries.  The latest trends and styles made history, with tremendous artwork.  Newly discovered flora and fauna seemed to interest everyone, especially the wealthy including physicians, clergy & royalty.

In spare time, and often when away exhibiting at shows, I frequent museums such as the American Bookbinders Museum in San Francisco (or the Thomas Isaiah Printing office at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts) and at Colonial Williamsburg.  I have done over 1100 shows where I have had countless opportunities to speak with many naturalists, scientists, gardeners, doctors, historians & artists, which has only complemented my knowledge on the specific subjects and collections I sell.

Jan 192019
 
Masdevalla Chimaera PL 203, c.1885. $175.

Do you grow orchids or just love the way they look?  Find beautiful 19th century hand colored lithographs from Warner’s Orchid Album at Anne Hall Antique Prints!

Orchids: 19th Century Antique Lithographs, Hand Colored in Pinks & Purples!

Warner Orchid Prints in pinks & purples.  Hand colored lithographs of orchis varieties from England c.1885.  9 1/2 x 12″  Your choice $200. for one, or $175. each in sets.     (Yellows and Oranges follow these).

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Orchids from Warner’s Orchid Album. Hand Colored in Yellow & Orange!

The following orchid prints are hand colored lithographs. Tropical species of orchids, published in England c.1885. Stunning color and condition. Measure 9×12″ frame to 14×18 or 16×20 BEAUTIFULLY! Are you decorating a tropical home? Here we have orchids for tropical decorating.  

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Get a great tropical look for your décor with our Antique Prints of Orchids!

Our orchids came from the  Warner Orchid Album.  Get tropical flair for your decorating purposes with these bright antique lithographs that were published in the mid 1800’s!  These tropical flowers are old orchis species.  Orchid life was depicted by early orchid hunters, naturalists searching the world for new species of orchis.  Hence the production of these old lithographs of a wide range of varieties which documented the findings from early expeditions.   And to confuse matters, nomenclature over the years has changed, and most orchids have been renamed over the years, while new species are still being discovered and named today. 

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Jan 192019
 

Orchid Prints by Van Houtte & Linden  published as antique lithographs from 19th century botany subscriptions… Old orchid prints for Louis Van Houtteano’s famous periodical publication entitled Flore des Serres (1845-1888) and for competitor Jean Linden’s periodical entitled L’Illustration Horticole (1869-1896).

Orchids: Louis VanHoutteano – Flora des Serres 1845-1888.

These are lovely old hand finished color lithographs were published in Belgium from 1845-1896. It is said that Van Houtte had the largest nursery on the continent. Louis Van Houtte opened his own lithography firm in order to produce images of what was for sale in his nursery catalogs. Each old orchid print measures @ 9 1/2 x 13″ Click here to contact us.

Orchids by Jean Linden- the Orchis Hunter.  Coming from L’Illustration Horticole.

These antique lithographs of orchids are 19th century botanical prints.  L’Illustration Horticole was published in Belgium from 1869-1896.  Here, a collection of orchids which are double sized and many have issue folds. Please inspect the images with care. Each hand finished color lithograph is in very good condition and has bright color. Each old orchid print measures @ 9 1/2 x 13″ and will frame up beautifully to 16×20.”

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I have additional orchid prints by Van Houtte & Linden.  If you would like to discuss your project or see additional images, please email or just dial 413-245-4197.

The history of printing is a fascinating subject, especially when it came to orchid prints. Western Europe was unfamiliar with the tropical species that were being discovered in tropical and exotic places.   Thus producing images and documentary encyclopedias of Orchis required hiring and employing vast numbers of highly craftsmen. 

People had life long trades of professional crafts during the 17th, 18th,and 19th Centuries. Paper making, hand made rag papers, wove rag papers, all employed prior to making paper from trees as we do today.  Antique printing methods include copper plate engraving, steel plate engraving, wood engravings. Lithographs and chromolithographs. Illumination by Hand Coloring, using water colors, and printing in colors by limestone plates. That doesn’t even take into account obtaining or creating the illustrations, producing the documentation and text…

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See Water Colored Orchids!

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Jan 182019
 

Have you been looking for ocean lake fish antique lithographs?   We can help you with Denton, Striped Bass, Hawaiian Fish & more.

Assorted Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Chromolithographs by Baldwin and Hudson, c.1900. Each print measures about 10.5″ by 7.5″.

Denton Striped Bass & Blue Fish Framed & Ready to Hang!

This magnificent set of antique prints, framed with the excellent quality supplies, are $785. pair shipped.  When you contact us please refer to the framed Striped Bass and Bluefish on the ocean lake fish antique lithographs page.  Thanks for viewing my website!   Click here to contact us.

Bien Fish of Hawaii: Antique Chromolithographs

Ocean Fish of Hawaii! These tropical fish prints are old chromolithographs published in 1903 by Julius Bien.  Each and every color was applied with limestone plates. Each antique print measures 7 1/2 x 10 1/2″ The colors are vivid, excellent condition.  NOTE:  All of the backgrounds are the same, true in color as the first ones rather than the buy now ones that follow.  If you select a set,  I will photograph them together for you.    Click here to contact us.

These antique ocean and lake fish antique lithographs in color (chromolithographs) are the work of Sherman Denton.  They were published in New York c.1900 and come from the  annual Reports of the New York Fish and Game Commission that were published on a periodic basis.  Offered at a special low price, they come from a collection of a Rhode Island fisherman, wanting to sell his life long collection.  There is some wear to the frames, so please inspect with care.

Denton Fish Antique lithographs, Ready to hang!   from c.1896-1906.

Select from ready to hang Ocean Lake Fish Antique Lithographs framed in gold leaf over red paint.  I used the highest quality archival mat board, UV glass, and only the best products on the market when I framed these American species of fish.   Click here to contact us.

Ocean Fish Denton Fish Prints. American Chromolithographs from the Fish and Game Commission Reports

Ocean Fish!! Catch of the day… Here are old Denton Fish Prints from c.1900. These American chromo (color) lithographs are 9 1/2 x 12″ These are beautiful old prints of ocean species of North American fish. Great for the kitchen and the den! Click here to contact us.

Merian, Old Fish Copper Plate Engravings on handmade rag.

Merian Fish Prints… these are VERY old prints of fish. These are early Mathias Merian fish prints from 1647, produced in Nuremberg. These are copper plate engravings on very very fine hand made hand laid rag paper. Each measure @10×16″ $85. each.   Click here to contact us.

Fish tropical ocean…Old tropical fish prints. Antique prints: Denton fish prints, old Bloch fish prints, Bien fish and Merian fish. Old antique engravings and lithographs, old prints of tropical fish including Bloch’s Fishwerks, the Fish of Hawaii and the Fish of Puerto Rico. These are fish tropical ocean varieties… The very old antique Bloch fish prints from the 1770’s have beautiful water color! The Bloch fish are considered the most beautiful fish prints ever produced. The Mathias Merian fish prints are very old. They were published by Merian in 1646 and stunning in their original state being black and white copper plate engravings on very fine hand made hand laid linen rag! If you snorkel or dive or just love the ocean, you will certainly love our antique tropical fish prints!

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Jan 172019
 

Azaleas and Rhododendrons Antique Lithographs from 1845-1896

Choose Azaleas and Rhododendrons antique lithographs in vibrant colors! Dating from 1845-1896.   Azaleas by Linden produced from 1869-1896 in Belgium. Van Houtteano’s  date to Belgium just a bit earlier from 1845-1888.    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:   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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Jan 152019
 

Are you searching for antique prints of tropical birds to decorate with?  Francois Martinet’s are considered some of the finest ornithology engravings published in the 18th Century.

Tropical Birds by Francois Nicolas Martinet, 1770-1783

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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18th Century Rare Book production 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 Ornithological work entitled Histoire des Oiseaux on tropical birds by Francois Nicolas Martinet,  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, or pictures like these, which offered by subscription, in parts, over 13 years.  This is the way life was during the mid 18th Century.  It was entertainment and enlightenment for the well to do.

Jan 122019
 

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.  

 

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.

Phone: 413-245-4197 Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Jan 112019
 

Our Lindenia Orchid Prints are antique lithographs by Jean Linden and published in Belgium circa 1885, coming from Iconographie des Orchidees …

Lindenia Orchid Prints. Iconographie des Orchidees. Jean Linden Iconic Orchid Hunter!

Lindenia… HORIZONTALS…  Anne Hall Antique Prints is pleased to offer Lindenia Orchid Prints, Antique Lithographs, by Jean Linden and published in Belgium circa 1885.  Hand finished color lithographs that are absolutely gorgeous! Each color seen was applied with a separate key stoned limestone plate called a lithograph.  They lithographs were printed in colors.  Each color used it’s own lithograph. This was a very laborious antique printing method. Then the chromolithograph was finished generally with water coloring, gum Arabic, or egg white (albumen).  Each old print measures about 10 1/2 high x 13 1/2 wide.

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Lindenia Orchids, Orchis Antique  Chromolithographs, Hand Finished.

Lindenia Orchid Prints. VERTICALS. Published in Belgium c.1885 of varieties of orchids. Coming from Iconographie des Orchidees These are hand finished color lithographs that are bold and clean. Each color seen was applied with key stoned limestone plates called lithographs. This was a very laborious antique printing method. Then finished generally with water coloring or gum Arabic, etc. accentuations by hand. Each old print measures about 10 1/2 wide x 13 1/2 high.

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Anne Hall Antique Prints is pleased to offer Lindenia Orchid Prints!

Anne Hall Antique Prints is pleased to offer Lindenia Orchid Prints, Antique Lithographs, by Jean Linden, published in Belgium c.1885 of all varieties of orchids. The thrill of discovering new species of Orchis was extremely popular during the 1800’s. Of course most of the people learning about the new species didn’t discover them themselves.  Rather they discovered the botanical illustration published from the specimens themselves.  Publishers would record all the important information.  Subscribers were the recipients of the published data.  The orchid hunters included Jean Linden, who traveled to  South and Central America.  Linden also sold plants in his Luxemburg nursery.  Hunters gathered specimens. Brought them back to their country to cultivate.  Specimens were shown off in museum curiosities in cities around the world.  There were also many privately held collections.

 

Jan 102019
 

Palms: Antique Palm Tree Prints. Old Lithographs and Engravings. Antique Engravings & Hand Colored Lithographs.  Let us help you because we enjoy working with customers.
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We have old palm prints of coconut palms, date nut palms, & palm tree scenes. All produced prior to 1900. All of them are original, old lithographs & engravings. These are great antiques! They have a feeling of the beach, the sun, and happy times. These antique botanical prints will complete your home into a tropical oasis! Inquire with us for additional options and ideas because that is our strength. When you shop with us we will do our best to fulfill your requests!

Assorted Palms & Palm Tree Prints from 18th & 19th Centuries:

Palms! Large Hand Finished Chromolithographs from 1869-1896:

Large old 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 palms. Measuring @11×14″, some have center folds, as issued. The have brilliant intense colors. And the mat up beautifully to 16×20″

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Palms! Small Hand Colored Lithographs and Chromolithographs 1860-1900:

These tropical antique prints look great!  The colors are so vivid and bright!

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.

Palm Trees from Anne Hall Antique Prints will complete your tropical oasis whether it is a home on the ocean or a finishing touch to a bathroom. Our old engravings and lithographs of palm trees are over 100 years old! Great old and rare antique botanical prints of palms in a variety of sizes and price ranges will complete your space! Antique palm tree prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints!  

Phone: 413-245-4197 Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Jan 082019
 
Viticulture & Wine Grape chromolithographs. Produced in France for Ampelographie in 1897.

Using Antique Wine Lithographs and Wine Making Engravings for your Home or Wine Cellar is both classic and unique.   Let me help you transform your dining room into an exciting one that your friends will envy!  By using antique wine lithographs and hand colored engravings of wine grapes, you will create a room to enjoy for many years!

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

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.

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.

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Wine and Viticultural 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.”

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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 winemaking history.

Outstanding condition with professional watercolor added.   15 1/2 x 22″   $1100.

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

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 and shipping quotes.

Call us at 413-245-4197 and let Anne help you with a personalized selection.

 

 

Assorted antique wine lithographs and engravings:

 

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″  $350. each.

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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.”

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

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Viniculture or Viticulture or Winemaking Prints…  for 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!

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.

Exceptional Customer Service:

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!  Email us if you would like a personal selection… Cheers!

Phone: 413-245-4197 Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

Jan 082019
 
Jacobs Monkey antique engravings and lithographs

Jacobs Monkeys antique engravings from 1810… coming from a rare Italian monkey book. Simple in Black and White, Copper Plate Engravings on hand made rag paper.

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Jacobs Monkeys, Italian Black and White Copper Plate Engravings, Published in 1810.

Each of these rare antique copper plate engravings of monkeys has a little foxing, but other than that, are in good condition.  The paper is hand made but is heavy wove and the impressions are strong with intense ink.   All of them were published in Italy in 1810.   The field and specimen illustrations were collected, transferred onto a thin sheet of copper attached to a board.  Seeing that copper is soft,  it could be  these lovely old engravings.  The workmanship and details of each piece is excellent and very life like for year of 1810.

Human curiosity drove naturalists to publish books on new discoveries.

Human curiosity drove the supply and demand to publish books on new species of animal life being discovered.  Naturalists would travel and document.  Big money by Royals funded these naturalists and then engravers, and publishers.  The wealthy not only subscribed to what we know today as rare books,  but it was a status symbol to have a broad education as to natural history.  Once a book was published,   it could sit in a wonderful library,  and shared with others.  In this case it could be perfect for testing one’s Latin.

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