Dec 202018

Parrots… Looking around for antique prints of Parrots and Toucans by Edwards, Buffon, Martinet and others?  Anne Hall Antique Prints will provide you will an excellent selection of antique parrot prints!

Parrots by Martinet 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.

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 watercolor pigmentation has been used to make these exquisite pieces of vintage parrot framed prints glow with hand color engravings.

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. 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 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: 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 molding.


Framed George Edwards Parrot Engravings

These lovely old George Edwards Parrots are 18th Century Copper Plate Engravings.  They were published by Dr. Seligmann from 1748-1771.  This rare Nuremburg, Germany edition was engraved and printed onto beautiful 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.”

These are outstanding old 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″  Click here to contact us.

Phone: 413-245-4197


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″  Please call and place your order by calling  413-245-4197.


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″    Click here to contact us.



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.


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″ Click here to contact us.

Parrots and Toucans! Old Buffon parrot prints! Antique prints of parrots and toucans: old engravings & lithographs.  Antique prints of tropical species of  parrots by famous French ornithologists! Genuine hand colored engravings of parrots published during the 1700’s and 1800’s.  Wonderful old engravings of exotic parrots and toucans including the work of George Leclerc Compte de Buffon and Francois Martinet. Famous French illustrations of Parrots… all from Anne Hall Antique Prints! email us:  or phone 413-245-4197

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