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May 062017
 

Water birds by John Gould could be just the finishing touch to complete your room!

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 other waterbirds available and I welcome your inquiries please email me or call 413-245-4197.

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. First one had to travel and see the Bird 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.

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! 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

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″ $165. Each, free shipping on two or more. Click here to contact us.

 

 

Mark Catesby Water Birds Dutch Hand Colored Engravings

Mark Catesby Dutch hand colored engraving. 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.

Water Birds: Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings

Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings of waterbirds 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! Click here to contact us.

 

Ridgeway Water Fowl, American

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.

Water birds! We have a great old water bird prints for sale! hand colored lithographs, hand colored engravings, Chromolith 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!

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

Oct 292016
 

Nests Eggs of Birds by Nozeman.  Exquisite Antique Engravings.

Nests Eggs of Birds by 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 coloured copper plate engravings dating from 1770-1829.  Prints are 14.25″ x 21″  Pricing on request.

18th Century curiosity drove the interest in documenting the study of Oology or the study of nests and eggs of birds.  Beautifully illustrated by Cornelius Nozeman, who lived from 1721 to 1786. Nozeman was a Dutch minister & an ornithologist. It was Nozeman that wrote the text for the first two volumes and when Nozeman died, with most of the descriptions for the second volume written, which was published in 1789.

The renowned engraver & artist Christian Sepp drew the illustrations of nests eggs and birds. Sepp is best known for his meticulous drawings and his passion for beautiful detail which is evident in this work. The majority of Sepp’s drawings were transferred onto copper plates and etched and engraved by himself. It was in the first two volumes which were directly created by these well known ornithologists, artists and engravers. Sepp’s son, Jan Christian, a bookseller, interested in the study of natural history and engraving, published the first volume. In 1775, Christian Sepp died and Jan Christian completed the second volume.

Martinus Houttuyn, also a famous naturalist, continued the work for the third volume (published in 1797). Houttuyn died in 1798, and it was not until 1809 that the fourth volume was published, without the name of the writer.

The huge project was finally finished in 1829, by the grandson of Christian Sepp, Jan Sepp, and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

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

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

Excerpts have been taken from Fine Bird Books and the Netherlands National Library.

 

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

Some of the most famous naturalists of the 18th Century collaborated in producing one of the finest works ever done on Ornithology: Nederlandsche Vogelen.  It particular interest to naturalists of the day were the nests & eggs of birds.  Also known as the Birds of the Netherlands. Remember the Netherlands included other trading posts those days.  Call for a custom selection…


Beautifully illustrated by Cornelius Nozeman, who lived from 1721 to 1786. Nozeman was a Dutch minister & an ornithologist. It was Nozeman that wrote the text for the first two volumes. In 1786, Nozeman died, with most of the descriptions for the second volume written, which was published in 1789.

The renowned engraver & artist Christian Sepp drew the illustrations. Sepp is best known for his meticulous drawings and his passion for beautiful detail which is evident in this work. The majority of Sepp’s drawings were transferred onto copper plates and etched and engraved by himself. It was in the first two volumes which were directly created by these well known ornithologists, artists and engravers. Sepp’s son, Jan Christian, a bookseller, interested in the study of natural history and engraving, published the first volume. In 1775, Christian Sepp died and Jan Christian completed the second volume.

Martinus Houttuyn, also a famous naturalist, continued the work for the third volume (published in 1797). Houttuyn died in 1798, and it was not until 1809 that the fourth volume was published, without the name of the writer.

The huge project was finally finished in 1829, by the grandson of Christian Sepp, Jan Sepp, and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

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

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

Excerpts have been taken from Fine Bird Books and the Netherlands National Library.

Prints are 14.25″ x 21″

Bolton’s Nests Eggs of Birds. Fabulous early 19th Century illustrations from Harmonius Ruralis!

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 a set, the bird with its bird’s nests and eggsOne, one price for both prints. Click here to contact us.

 

 

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 Chromo-Lithographs. American and 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! 

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

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

Sep 242016
 

Selby Ducks 1817-1834 Antique Hand Colored Engravings Framed.

 

Gould Ducks Framed Antique Lithographs Hand Colored Circa 1860

 

Nozeman Ducks Antique Hand Colored Engravings Framed

 

Pennant Ducks Rare Original Antique Hand Colored Engravings 1776

Aug 242016
 



Perhaps the most prolific and beloved Ornithological Publisher of the 19th Century was John Gould. John Gould lived from 1804 to 1881 and was from England. In nineteenth century Europe his name was as well known as Audubon’s was in North America. Unlike Audubon, whose life’s work focused on one region, John Gould traveled extensively and employed artists to help create his lavish hand-colored lithographs in folio size. This effort was funded the merchant class, as well as the clergy and royal family. He published a total of 2999 different bird plates, which issued in parts of subscriptions that were sold or funded.
Considered to be Gould’s passion and greatest work were hummingbirds. Some four hundred eighteen species were depicted by the artists John Gould, H.C. Richter and William Hart. It is said he had over 2000 hummingbird skins. His father was a taxidermist for the royals.

Each hummingbird plate exquisitely defines these beloved birds. John Gould’s hummingbirds are shown with with the flora indigenous to the area for the birds. Strong botanical elements add a dimension not found in other great bird books.
A Family of Hummingbirds or A Monograph of the Trochilidae, was published in England from 1849-1861.
These stunning hummingbird prints required the tremendous skill of lifelong craftsmen and apprentices. From the creation of the paper, lithograph and the application of the the color to the black and white lithographs: gold leafing, transparent oil and water colors, with highlights of lacquer and gum arabic. This is was speaks loudly to anyone who has the opportunity to appreciate the origian works of John Gould.

Aug 232016
 

Buffon Martinet Parrots and Toucans Hand Colored Engravings!

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.   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″ $85. each or two for $150. 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: oldprint@verizon.net  or phone 413-245-4197

Aug 232016
 

Seligmann Song Birds by George Edwards Hand Colored Engravings

Seligmann Song Birds.  George Edwards Birds.  Hand Colored Engravings. A famous joint effort of George Edwards and Dr. J Seligmann. Beautiful hand colored copper plate engraving on hand made laid linen rag. Published 1771-1776. the prints have incredible vivid hand coloring. George Edwards Song Birds: Seligmann Edition published from 1771 through 1776. These are beautiful water colored copper plate engravings on heavy hand made hand laid linen rag. These old ornithology prints were produced 1746-1772. The colors are bright and strong. The condition is excellent. The paper measures 11 x 17 1/2″ The plate marks measure about 8 x 10 3/4″ These are priced at 350. each. Click here to contact us.


A laborious craft of all those involved in producing something like these Seligmann George Edwards Birds. First one had to find and identify the species. Second the illustrations had to be meticulously drawn, with the best accuracy. 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. TODAY Paper is made from trees, and was during the 20th Century, is highly acidic and does not last for long.

The history of printing is a fascinating subject. People had life long trades of professional crafts during the 17th, 18th, and even during the 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…

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

Aug 232016
 

Audubon Birds.  c. 1870 Lockwood Edition Hand Colored Lithographs Framed:

 

Audubon Birds.  c. 1870 Lockwood Edition Hand Colored Lithographs. Double Matted in rag to 9×12″ to fit a standard sized frame:

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JJ Audubon Birds Lockwood Edition published in 1870. These are hand colored lithographs. They are the illustrations of John James Audubon for Birds of North America. Audubon’s illustrations were transferred onto a specially crafted flat piece of limestone. What adventially would be in relief was drawn in with a kind of a greasy crayon. It took tremendous skill to be a lithographer. One would serve an apprenticeship for years before becoming a lithographer. If you were not good, you would never work for a major firm. Your job depended on your skill. Once finished with meticulous detail, the limestone plate was emerged into nitric acid. The nitric acid burned away the parts of the limestone that was not protect extend by the greasy crayon. The plate was cleaned off, inked up and printed in black ink. The porosity of the limestone had to have a just the right consistency and posits for printing purposes. The water colors were added professionally hand colored at the time of production, back in 1870. This work is one of the few old works published on North American Birds during the 1800’s. Vintage hand colored lithographs from 1870. These are all North American birds. The lithographs are in good condition. The illustrations are of North American species. each old lithograph has double matted in rag to 9×12″. JJ Audubon Bird Lockwood Edition are affordable and a part of American History.

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Aug 232016
 

Nozeman Bird Prints. Coming 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… Click here to contact us.

Nozeman Bird Prints.  These are the work of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn.  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 Nozeman Bird Prints.  First, find, acquire and identify the species. Second the illustrations had to be meticulously drawn, with the best accuracy.  The paper was hard to acquire.  Just making paper during the 18th Century required tremendous skill.  It was a 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 the publisher could sell.  This set would be acquired by the wealthiest clergy and noblemen, doctors and solicitors. Click here to contact us.

 

Aug 232016
 

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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A laborious craft of all those involved in producing something like theseMark Catesby Birds. 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.

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

Aug 232016
 

Selby Ducks! Stunning Life Sized! Illustrations from British Ornithology. “The finest British work ever published on Birds.”

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″

 


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Aug 232016
 

George Edwards Parrots! 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings, Framed!

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. 

 

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 stunning hand made linen rag paper. The hand colored engravings glow with intense water color pigmentation. The parrot illustrations are full of charachter and are absolutely charming. Traditional yet almost modern enough to show in a tropical home of any kind. Framed in 100% rag double matboard 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.

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Aug 232016
 

Chickens & Roosters.  Framed Kramer Chickens:  Antique Chromolithographs.  Buy Now!

Chickens in slate frames, cheerful décor, available and ready to ship! Each old chromolithograph measures 9×12″ and has stunning strong colors. The hand made black slate frames are beautifully crafted. A wonderful trio priced at $150. each.

Chickens! FABULOUS OLD BUFFON Hand Colored Engravings from 1785-1804.  Framed perfectly.

Chickens framed.  Small and rare.  Hand colored engravings of chickens by George Leclerc Compte de Buffon.  Each old engraving has been framed with archival materials in a fabulous black & gold frame.  Each piece measures 9×11″ finished.  $195. each. Click here to contact us.

 

Chickens Rare Kramer Chromolithographs from 1897-1907 Framed in Green Vermont Slate.

 

Chickens!  Kramer Poultry Chromolithographs-

These chickens are very desirable due to the quality of the color lithography. We are pleased to offer these fantastic old prints of chickens, hens & roosters!  These are great little poultry prints produced in Germany in 1897, for a rare breeder’s catalog by Kramer.  Produced for the salesman to WOW his customer, the farmer!  The salesman would show the farmer these pictures of the fanciest chickens available and then the farmer would place his order. Sometimes I am asked,  do any chickens really look like that?  I can honestly answer YES-  I have seen similar at poultry shows!  These small chicken and rooster prints are absolutely brilliant in colors! A lost printing process called chromolithography was used to produce these beautiful old prints.  In this process each color was applied in a separate process from key stoned limestone plates,  sequentially from lightest to darkest colors.  Each poultry print measures 5 x 7 1/4″ and are fairly priced at$45. each. Click here to contact us.

 

Chicken Chromolithograph in a Deep French Country Frame. German, Published 1897.  16″ wide 14″ high. $165. Click here to contact us.

Chickens Miscellaneous Prints-

These are old prints of feathered friends found on the farm & in the barn yard!  These are antique poultry engravings & lithographs of Chickens: Hens & Roosters!  The Rooster says “Cookadoodle Doooo!”  Theses are very old antique prints of feathered friends of the farm and barn yard:  Hens and Roosters.  These old poultry prints would look wonderful in  kitchens or on a farm.  Old engravings and lithographs of Roosters are our favorite friends on the farm. These are colorful chicken prints are cheap and cheerful!  Antique Prints of Chickens!   We  specialize in old barnyard and agricultural prints.  Cookadoodle Dooo… from Anne Hall Antique Prints! 

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Aug 232016
 

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

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

Raptors Antique Lithographs: Naturgeschicte der Vogel Mittelemopas

Antique Chromo lithographs by Keulemans published in 1895 by Gera – Utermhaus. Coming from “Naturgeschicte der Vogel Mittelemopas” published in Germany c. 1900.   Click here to contact us.

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

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

Aug 232016
 

Game Birds: Ducks! Hand Colored Engravings. F. O. Morris English hand colored engravings, 1890. 9.75″ x 6.5″

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Game Birds: Peacocks

Game Birds… A FABULOUS colorful PEACOCK print.  This handsome OLD chromolithograph of a Peacock is English produced in 1865,  measures about 7×11″  and is $135. Click here to contact us.

Great Peacock Chromolithograph  9972

Great Peacock Chromolithograph 9972

Here are great old copper plate engravings on very fine hand made hand laid linen rag of PEACOCKS  by Mathias Merian produced in Nuremberg Germany in 1646!

Pheasants

Here we have tiny Pheasant prints by William Lizar.  These are Scotch water colored steel plate engravings measuring about 4×6″  and sell for $45. each.

Old prints of game and sporting birds. Old hand colored steel plate PHEASANT engravings by William Lizar, rare old engravings of PEACOCKS by Mathias Merian. Old Turkey lithographs and engravings! Game Birds! Old antique game bird prints including duck, turkey & pheasant from Anne Hall Antique Prints! Rare prints of sporting birds- old engravings and lithographs of game birds by John Gould and other ornithologists! Antique sporting prints of game birds. Old engravings & lithographs of duck, pheasant and other game bird prints. Antique game bird prints including old grouse prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints! John Gould’s duck are beautiful! They are hand colored lithographs from the 1800’s. Antique turkey prints!Old prints of game and sporting birds.  Old hand colored steel plate PHEASANT engravings by William Lizar,  rare old engravings of PEACOCKS by Mathias Merian.   Old Turkey lithographs and engravings!

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

Jan 202016
 

Song Birds! Woodpeckers by Morris! Charming Hand Colored Engravings 1890

Song Birds!  These are old Woodpecker prints by F.O. Morris from 1890.  These are English water colored engravings of one of our favorite birds… THE WOODPECKER!!  Each measures about 6×9″  and will frame up beautifully to 9×12″ or 11×14.” Click here to contact us.

Raven & Crow Framed! 1890 Reverend Morris Hand Colored Engravings-

Song Birds by Jacob Studer’s Birds of North America. Chromolithographs 1865-1885

Jacob Studer’s Birds of North America was published in Philadelphia, 1865-1885. These are lovely old chromolithographs of birds we love to see… The pileated wood pecker! IVORY BILLED WOODPECKER! Even an old print of Cardinals! Click here to contact us.

 

Song Birds by John Gould. English hand colored lithographs

John Gould Birds! Hand water colored lithographs published in England 1840-1888.  The bird illustrations are in very good condition with bright water colors. Measuring @14-22″.   These are no less than LOVELY old bird prints! Please inquire as to the availability of others. Click here to contact us.

 

George Edwards Birds. Dutch Hand Colored Engravings 1771-1776

George Edwards Birds: Seligmann Edition published from 1771 to 1776. These are beautiful water colored copper plate engravings on heavy hand made hand laid linen rag. These old ornithology prints were produced 1746-1772. The colors are bright and strong. The condition is excellent. The paper measures 11 x 17 1/2″ The plate marks measure about 8 x 10 3/4″ These are priced at 350. each. Click here to contact us..

Francois Martinet Pretty Birds. French Water Colored Copper Engravings 1770-1783

Francois Martinet. Coming from the finest work the French published on bird. Even with a staff of 70 people, the work took some 13 years from 1770-1783 to complete. These are French water colored copper plate engravings by Francois Martinet. Each old engraving measures @9×12.” Specially priced at $175. each when you purchase 3 or more. Click here to contact us.

 

JJ Audubon Song Birds. Lockwood Edition, Hand Colored 1870

JJ Audubon Birds Lockwood 1870 Edition. These are all North American birds. Chromolithographs of North American. Double matted in rag to 9×12″ Click here to contact us.

 

Reverend F.O. Morris Song Birds Hand Colored Wood Engravings 1860

Reverend F.O. Morris song bird prints from 1890. These are English hand colored wood engravings by a Reverend and his congregation. These are @6×9, and will mat up to @ 9×12 or 11×14.”  So……. Cheep and Cheerful   at   75. each. Click here to contact us.

 

 

THE BALTIMORE ORIOLE!!!

Old song bird lithographs & engravings,  pre 1900. Antique prints of robins, finches, humming birds, woodpeckers, titmice, thrushes and other pretty little birds one may see at the bird feeder.  Large John Gould hand colored lithographs date from 1860-1880. The work of John Gould and Audubon bird prints. Even our cheap and cheerful Morris birds are antique 1890 hand colored engravings! Tweet … Tweet…Old prints of song birds! Antique engravings & lithographs of song birds by ornithologists including Gould, Morris, Gentry & Audubon. Song birds: robins, finches & woodpeckers, titmice and hummingbirds… Old prints produced from 1640-1900 of little birds that can sing the prettiest tunes… Song birds by John Gould, Cornelius Nozeman, Henry Dresser and J.J. Audubon…Are you ready for Spring?   Old engravings and lithographs of song birds.  Pretty birds you might see at the bird feeder.  Antique hand colored lithographs and engravings of woodpeckers, thrush, titmice, sparrows and finches.  Ornithologists include F.O. Morris, John Gould, Studer, and Gentry.  Old prints of birds! Song Birds!  Old song bird lithographs & engravings. Antique prints of robins, humming birds, woodpeckers.   Gould hand colored lithographs date from 1860-1880.    The work of John Gould and Audubon bird prints.  Even our cheap and cheerful Morris birds are antique 1890 hand colored engravings!  Tweet … Tweet…Old engravings and lithographs of song birds.  Pretty birds you might see at the bird feeder.  Antique hand colored lithographs and engravings of woodpeckers, thrush, titmice, sparrows and finches.  Ornithologists include F.O. Morris, John Gould, Jacob Studer, and Gentry.  Old prints of birds! Song Birds by Gould, Martinet, Edwards, Studer & Morris. Old Prints of bird feeder type birds! These are antiques… They are old engravings and lithographs of the kinds of birds we see at our bird feeders. Do you love to watch the birds? A specialty of ours is birds. We have antique hand water colored lithographs and engravings of woodpeckers, thrush, titmice, sparrows and finches. Ornithologists include F.O. Morris, John Gould & Jacob Studer. Old prints of birds! Enjoy!

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

Oct 312014
 

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 $20. per piece. Click here to contact us.

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