Too poor to have a separate illustration for the bird from the foliage, Catesby illustrated the birds with flora or botany of the region.
Histoire des Oiseaux, included tropical birds, by Francois Nicolas Martinet, and even Birds of Paradise.
The work is a study of birds, the nests they made and the eggs they laid.
Through the art of lithography, The illustrations would come to life in the form of water colored lithographs
After, watercolors added by hand enhanced the plumage of the owl, making it lifelike.
The antique engravings of parrots published in Nuremburg, Germany to provide an encyclopedia of ornithology to readers. Complete with lifelike watercolor illustrations of birds.
Extraordinary framed antique prints of passerines. 18th century hand-colored engravings of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker and other songbirds by Martinet.
It was decided to publish editions in other languages than English
Some of our antique prints of parrots are framed and ready to hang on your wall.
The Pheasants were published for John Gould, perhaps the most remarkable ornithologists of Nineteenth Century England
The rare ornithology book is adorned with marvelous large folio engravings with spectacular watercolors.
Appropriately called Hummingbirds because of the humming sound the birds make when the wings flap incredibly fast.
Interest was strong and demand was high, so a second (small) octavo edition of JJ Audubon’s Birds of America published in 1870.
18th-19th century Ornithology bookplates
Cornelius Nozeman bird prints. Nederlandsche Vogelen is known as the finest bird book the Dutch produced on ornithology and the authors were Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp, Janus Sepp and Martin Houttyun. Published in the Netherlands from 1770-1829 and issued in parts, the entire series took an astonishing 59 years to complete. Bring the ocean into …
Dr. Seligmann song bird engravings were a collaborative work of George Edwards and Mark Catesby, important Eighteenth Century Ornithologists.
They are finished with fabulous fruitwood wood frames with lots of burl
Selby’s ducks are spectacular because the delineations are life sized and full of character.
Reach out to us if you would like to see additional Ducks.
Only the best archival matboard, foam core and UV glass has been used on these antique duck prints.