Nov 132018
 
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.

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 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 moulding.

 

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 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.

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Nov 052018
 

Song Birds John Gould Antique Hand Colored Lithographs.  Martinet Birds: French Hand Colored Engravings.  Studer’s Birds of North America: Antique Chromolithographs….

Song Birds John Gould.  Beautiful antique hand colored lithographs.

John Gould had a passion for Ornithology.  As a result he illustrated a world class work on birds from 1832-1888.  It had to be completed by his associates,  after his death until 1888.  These subscriptions were published in London, England.  Below is a selection of John Gould original hand water colored lithographs.  Each illustration is in very good condition with bright and original water colors.    These are no less than LOVELY antique ornithology prints!  The measurements are 14×22.”

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

Francois Martinet had an intense interest in birds in the 18th Century.  Consequently Martinet produced one of the finest works the French ever published on Ornithology.  He employed a staff of 70 people.  Still the work took some 13 years, from 1770-1783, to complete. These are French water colored copper plate engravings by Francois Martinet. The colors are bright and enhance  your décor. 

Each old engraving measures @9×12.”  Specially priced at $175. each when you purchase 3 or more.

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JJ Audubon Song Birds. Lockwood Edition, Hand Colored 1870.

JJ Audubon illustrated the Birds of North America.  His ornithological illustrations were very popular. There needed to be a more affordable edition made, and quickly, as the interest was strong.  All this demand, resulted in a second small edition of his Birds in 1870, known as the Lockwood Edition. The birds are all North American species. 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 from 1890.

This is the work of Reverend F.O. Morris.  These are some of the song birds from 1890. They are English hand colored wood engravings.  A “birder”  Reverend and his congregation, collected the specimens, and created this encyclopedic collection about Ornithology. Measurements: 6×9″, and will mat up to @ 9×12″ or 11×14.” 

Cheep and Cheerful at only  $75. each.

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

Song Birds!  These are antique Woodpecker prints by F.O. Morris from 1890.  Each is an English water colored engraving.  It’s one of my favorite birds at my bird feeder… WOODPECKERS!  Each old print measures about 6×9″  and will frame up perfectly to 9×12″ or 11×14.”

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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.

 

 

THE BALTIMORE ORIOLE!!! A Lovely American Chromolithograph $85.

Pretty song birds.  Species found at a bird feeder.

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 on song birds John Gould and Audubon, and others. 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…

A favorite subject of ours is old prints produced from 1640-1900 of little birds that can sing the prettiest tunes…   They include Song birds John Gould, and J.J. Audubon…  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.   Antique prints of robins, hummingbirds, woodpeckers.    

Even our cheap and cheerful Morris birds are antique 1890 hand colored engravings!  Tweet … Tweet…Old engravings and lithographs of song birds.    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 John Gould, Martinet, Studer & Morris. Old Prints of bird feeder type birds!

These are antiques… Do you love to watch the birds? A specialty of ours is birds. Enjoy!

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

Nov 022018
 

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

Water Birds John Gould.  Beautiful Hand Colored Lithographs, 14 1/2 x 21 1/2″

John Gould is perhaps the most famous English ornithologist of the 19th century.  He illustrated some 2999 different birds.  Issued by subscription in large folio parts, his work was in great demand by the wealthy, clergy, doctors, and other naturalists. To create a monumental work on a certain type of bird say the birds of Great Britain circa 1860, many steps were involved. 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.

John Gould Water Birds: Magnificent Swans!

Water Birds: These Magnificent Swans come from The Birds of Great Britain circa 1860. They are beautiful water colored lithographs in excellent condition and each old print measures about 14.5 x 21.5″.   I have matted them in 100% rag mat and the measure 22×28″  I have other waterbirds available and I welcome your inquiries, so please email me or call  at  413-245-4197.

 

 

Water Birds: Hand Colored Antique Swan Prints

Loons Hand Colored.  Antique Lithographs & Engravings.

Water Birds! Loons hand colored lithographs engravings. To hear the loon calling, something you’ll remember always. Water Birds ~ Loons… Here is an assortment of old engravings and lithographs, some are hand colored. The ornithological illustrations were executed by various early Ornithologists including Buffon, Meyers, Studer, Edwards, Dresser and Morris. Click here to contact us.

Water Birds! 18th Century Buffon Kingfishers, Hand Colored Engravings.

Buffon Kingfishers, hand colored engravings from 1785-1804! These are small German water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand linen rag. One of the most fanciful water birds. One of the famous French naturalists ever George Leclerc Compte de Buffon. Archival matting to 8×10″ $125. each, 3 or more $100. each. Free shipping in the US. Click here to contact us.

Buffon Hand Colored Water Birds, Framed

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 & Dr. Seligmann Water Birds Hand Colored Engravings

Mark Catesby hand colored engravings. This famous work is of special interest as it is one of the few works published on North American species of birds and foliage they require. Too poor to have a separate illustration for the bird from the foliage, Mark Catesby’s work is now classic, iconic on the subject. Catesby was in the Carolinas, Virginia, Florida and the Bahamas in the 1730’s. The Seligmann Edition was published from 1771-1776 in Amsterdam. These stunning hand water colored copper plate engravings were printed onto rag paper. The hand coloring was added at the time of production. Each old print measures about 10 1/4 x 17″ though there are a few that are 9 1/2 x 15 1/2″ Click here to contact us.

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 Birds Original photo – lithographs

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.

Ridgeway Water Fowl, American Photo Lithographs.   The illustrations by JL Ridgeway are sought after by North American birders. These old print were published in New York c.1900.  Each print measures 9 1/2 x 12″ and are in good condition with strong colors. Click here to contact us.

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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!

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Oct 302018
 

Keeping chickens and roosters?  Looking for the perfect French country artwork to complement your kitchen or guest room? Enjoy browsing my incredible collection of antique poultry prints.

Chickens and Roosters! Kramer Poultry Chromolithographs-

These old prints are very desirable because of the quality of the color lithography. The colors are intense and beautiful.  These are great little poultry prints were produced in Germany in 1897.  Published as a breeder’s catalog by Kramer.  A salesman would WOW his customer with this catalog! He would show the farmers these pictures,  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!

In a lost printing process called chromolithography, these stunning images were created. In this process each color was applied in a separate process from key stoned limestone plates, sequentially from lightest to darkest colors.

These colorful chicken prints are cheap and cheerful at $45. each. 

Each small poultry print measures  5 x 7 1/4″ and are fairly priced at   only $45. each.  Click here to contact us.

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, from Vermont.  A wonderful trio priced at $150. each.

Chickens and Roosters! BUFFON Hand Colored Engravings from 1785-1804, Framed.

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.  Set of 5 for $800.  Click here to contact us.

 

Chickens and Roosters: Kramer Chromolithographs from 1897, Framed in Vermont Slate.

French Country Chickens and Roosters Framed

Chicken Chromolithograph in French Country Frame. German, Published 1897.  16″ wide 14″ high. $165.

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Chickens and Roosters,  Miscellaneous Antique Prints-

Chickens and Roosters: Rare prints including Kramer chromolithographs, 18th Century Buffon engravings, of hens and rare breeds of poultry.

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!”  These old  prints of farm and barn yard friends will bring you years of pleasure…  These old poultry prints would look wonderful in a country kitchen or on a working farm.   These colorful chicken prints are cheap and cheerful!   We  specialize in old barnyard and agricultural prints.  Cookadoodle Dooo…  from Anne Hall Antique Prints! 

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Oct 292018
 

Owls by Reverend F.O. Morris! Antique hand colored engravings. These old owl prints Morris were published in 1890. These English hand colored wood engravings were produced by Reverend F.O. Morris, and no kidding, his entire congregation. He loved birds, apparent by the illustrations he authored on birds, published books on bird, eggs and nests. FIRST… The original illustrations had to be transferred onto boxwood plates. Each plate measured about 1″ thick. Each slab was painstakingly engraved with special engraver’s tools known as burins. When the engraving was finished, it was inked up with black ink, and printed onto a high quality piece of paper. The paper on which the engravings were printed is a whole other story. After the printing dried, then the water color illumination would be added by hand. Many metallic were used in water colors in the 19th Century. My selection of old owl prints, illustrations by Morris include: the Hawk Owl, Mottled Owl, and the Snowy Owl. By the way, I feel anyone is TRUELY PRIVILEGED to see an owl in the wild. And especially privileged to have one on their property. Each old hand colored engraving measures about 6 1/2 x 10″. Excellent condition with bright water coloring.Click here to contact us.

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

Oct 292018
 

Bolton Birds Nests Harmonia Ruralis

Bolton Birds Nests Harmonia Ruralis.  English hand colored engravings 1821.  Coming from perhaps the most desirable books on birds.  The work is a study of birds, the nests they made and the eggs they laid.  We are pleased to offer this absolutely charming work.  Bolton’s work showing birds with their Nests entitled Harmonia Ruralis.  Bolton bird and nest prints are hand colored copper plate engravings. This is James Bolton’s lovely work entitled Harmonia Ruralis which was published in London in 1821. Harmonia Ruralis is an essay towards 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 nest, one price for both vintage prints. Click here to contact us.

A laborious craft of all those involved in producing something like Harmonius Ruralis by James Bolton.  These Bolton Birds was published in 1821. First one had to find and identify the species of bird along with the nest. 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.

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Jul 012018
 
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 a set, the bird with its nests eggs. One price for both prints. Click here to contact us.

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

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.  These beautiful hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag measure 14.25″ x 21.”   

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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.

 

 

 

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.

May 292018
 

John Gould Hummingbirds: Original Antique Lithographs from the 19th Century, in excellent condition and bright colors…

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

John Gould Hummingbirds – revered by collectors and naturalists alike:

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.  It is said that John Gould Hummingbirds collection of actual specimens was over 2000 skins. His father was a taxidermist for the royals, and spurred his interest in collecting specimens and depicting them through the art of lithography.  For one and one half centuries, and for many years to come, these beautiful, finely executed antique lithographs with water colors will complement your collection and home decor.

A Family of Hummingbirds or A Monograph of the Trochilidae, 1849-1861

Considered to be Gould’s passion and greatest work were his hummingbirds. Some four hundred eighteen species were depicted by the artists John Gould, H.C. Richter and William Hart.Each of these John Gould Hummingbirds 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.

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Dec 182017
 

These are the John Prideaux Selby Ducks! Magnificent Antique Prints: Selby Ducks! English Hand Colored Engravings published in London from 1817 to 1834.  Life sized hand colored copper plate engravings on handmade J. Whatman paper.  “The Audubon” of Great Britain entitled Illustrations of British Ornithology.

Selby Ducks! Stunning Life Sized! Illustrations of 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″ Click here to contact us!

 

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Dec 182017
 

Our Beautiful Ducks Framed are Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Engravings and should not be missed!  Only the best archival matboard, foam core and UV glass has been used on these antique duck prints.  The famous Ornithological Works of  John Gould, John Prideaux Selby,  Cornelius Nozeman, and Thomas Pennant.  These outstanding antique hand colored engravings and hand colored lithographs are some of the best ever published on the subject of ducks. Click here to contact us!

Selby Ducks Framed.  Rare 1817-1834 Antique Hand Colored Engravings on J. Whatman Paper.

 

Gould Ducks Framed.  Antique Lithographs Hand Colored Circa 1860. @ 29×34″

 

Nozeman Ducks Framed,  From Nedelandsche Vogelen,  Antique Hand Colored Engravings:              @ 26×30″

 

Pennant Ducks Rare and Original Antique Hand Colored Engravings  from 1776 @ 26×34″

 

Dec 182017
 

Our F.O. Morris ducks are in excellent condition and the water coloring of these antique engravings is exemplary. Click here to contact us!

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

Jan 212017
 
Seligmann Song Bird Engravings with George Edwards

These Dr. Seligmann Song Bird engravings were a collaborative edition with the famous Ornithologist George Edwards!  These antique hand colored engravings, on hand made hand laid paper are from 1771-1776!

Seligmann Song Bird Engravings with George Edwards, Beautiful  Antique Hand Colored Engravings

These Dr. J. Seligmann Song Bird Engravings were published as collaborative edition with the famous Ornithologist George Edwards work and the work of Mark Catesby.  This famous joint effort of George Edwards and Dr. Seligmann rendered larger and enhanced with descriptive text in Latin, English, French and German.    Beautiful hand colored copper plate engraving on hand made laid linen rag. They were published from 1771-1776 in Amsterdam, Holland. The engravings have struck the paper beautifully, they are clean and crisp strikes.   The incredible vivid water coloring by hand is completely original and done at the time they were produced.  These are beautiful water colored copper plate engravings on heavy hand made hand laid linen rag. The paper measures 11 x 17 1/2″ The plate marks measure about 8 x 10 3/4″ These are priced at $350. each, discounts on 3 or more.   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…

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Birding around for Buffon Martinet Parrots and Toucans?  Anne Hall Antique Prints will provide you will an excellent selection of antique parrot prints!

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 catalogue 1035  known species of birds.  A staff of 70 people feverishly worked 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″ $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
 

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.

 

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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

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