Jan 122019

Are you hunting for authentic antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of sea shells?  At Anne Hall Antique Prints, we will help you find the right decor.

Sea Shells: Set of 6 Framed George Wolfgang Knorr Hand Colored Engravings.

c.1764 George Wolfgang Knorr. This magnificent shell print was product circa 1764 in Nurnberg, Germany by George Wolfgang Knorr. It comes from what is considered one of the rarest works on shells ever produced, Vernugen der Augen un des Gemuth.

Each antique print is framed with conservation materials including double rag mats and UV glass.  We use the highest quality products when framing any of our antique prints.  Measuring in at 15 x 18″ (Print dimensions: 6.75″ x 8.5″) the collection would be well suited for a 9′ area or above a sofa.  The set of six is priced at $1750.  shipped, insured within the continental US.

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

Sea Shells by Lamarck! 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings 1790-1810…

These rare antique engravings of sea shells date to 1790-1810, they are hand colored copperplate engravings which were produced in France.  Special foldouts actual size 11 3/4 x 15 1/2″ with issue folds as they were in an encyclopedic series on sealife.  


Sea Shells!  Rare 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings by Gualtieri From 1742!

Rare 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings of Sea Shells Published in Italy by Gualtieri, dating to 1742.   Each framed piece measures 22 x 28″  

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Sea Shells! Antique Lamarck Hand Colored Engravings from 1779-1820.

Shells!  These old engravings of sea shells date from 1779 to 1820.  They were published by Lamarck in France.  Numerous well known artists worked on this series including Marachel and PJ Redoute. They are stunning old copper plate engravings with modern water colors.  They range in price from $125. to $225. each. and we do offer discounts on sets.    Each print measures about 8×11″  and are in very good condition.   Click here to contact us.


We have a large selection of old prints of  sea shells, by Lamarck, Albertus Seba shell prints, and other early naturalists works on shells. Please contact us with your interest as this subject is popular at shows, and it is hard to keep a good online inventory.  Our antique shell prints are very old sea shell engravings and lithographs,  that were produced from from 1640 to 1900. We are pleased to offer our customers great service, please feel free to contact us with your specific interests.

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

Jan 072019
Denton Trout for Fishermans Home Decor

Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs by Denton! Awesome Gifts for the Fly Fisherman! Denton Trout Salmon chromolithographs are classic in style so if you are looking for decorative wall hangings for your favorite fisherman,  look no further, we have unique and antique, trout & salmon prints, revered by all!

Trout Salmon Antique Lithographs by Sherman Denton, Archivally Framed in Honey Fruitwood-

Circa 1900, Sherman Denton was hired by the New York Fish and Game Commission to illustrate North American species of fish. Considered to be the best of his work are his trout salmon chromolithographs. Here some are framed, in rag and under UV glass, in a lovey honey colored burl, solid wood frame measuring 18″ wide x 14″ high.  With a little lead time I would be happy to frame your choice of fish like these.  A great classic look for trout salmon fishermen!

Denton Trout Salmon Fish Prints. Old Style, Framed $165. each

These antique trout salmon fish prints are old chromo lithographs by Sherman Denton.  They were published in New York c.1900.  They come from reports published by the New York fish and game commission and were published on a yearly basis.  Offered at a special low price, they come from a collection of a Rhode Island fisherman, wanting to sell his collection.  There is some wear to the frames, so please inspect with care.  The fish prints themselves are worth $165. each. 

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During the 1880’s, Denton and his brothers accompanied their father, a geologist, on expeditions to Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea where he collected natural history specimens. Upon his return, Denton worked as an artist for the US Fish & Game Commission at the Smithsonian Institute, where he illustrated their annual reports and also developed and patented a method for mounting fish without them losing their natural colors.  He became the leading maker of the Field Museum in Chicago and the Agassiz Museum at Harvard. Denton was hired by the State of NY Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission to illustrate their annual reports, providing the watercolor illustrations for some 100 chromo lithographs. Denton’s superb drawings vividly illustrated the appearance of live fish, and set the standard for all natural history fish illustrations. 

Antique Lithographs: Sherman Denton Trout Salmon Prints Framed in Walnut Burl.

These are genuine antique chromolithographs of trout salmon.  They were published c.1900 by the New York Fish and Game Commission.  They are framed in high end double rag mats and under UV glass in dark walnut burl veneer, a solid wood frame. 

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Denton Lobsters, Price Given Upon Request.


Trout and Salmon Prints by Sherman Denton. Published Circa 1900 for the New York Fish and Game Commission.  Antique Chromo Lithographs in Great Condition.

These are the work of Sherman Denton, who was hired by the State of New York Fish and Game Commission to illustrate species pertaining to the U.S. Denton came from Wellesley, Massachusetts for  all you history buffs! These old prints are called chromolithographs.  Included here are salmon and trout of American fresh water streams. Here we have Trout and Salmon. This particular series of prints are considered the best produced on North American species. These are stunning prints that are highly collectible! They delight both fisherman and chefs. Old Denton Trout and Salmon Prints from Anne Hall Antique Prints. These measure 9 1/2 x 12″  Click here to contact us.

Eliezer Bloch FishWerks. Rare Hand Colored Engravings of Salmon & Trout

Bloch Fish engravings. These old prints were published by Eliezer Bloch.  Come from Eliezer Bloch’s rare book on fish entitled Fishwerks.  Produced c.1730. These are hand water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag.  They are lake, river and stream. Fresh water fish species including trout and salmon.  They range in price 200-350 each and are about 10 x 13 1/2.” Click here to contact us.

Trout and Salmon Fish.  Antique Lithographs and Engravings.  These are old prints of fish from freshwater lakes and rivers… We have quite a selection of Sherman Denton’s antique illustrations at Anne Hall Antique Prints, a reputable and knowledgeable antique print dealer!   Denton was hired circa 1900 by the New York Fish & Game Commission.  His job was to illustrate North American species of fish. Here I have trout and salmon antique lithographs and engravings of:  lake trout, brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout & salmon, land locked salmon, and steelhead salmon.    All of these old engravings and lithographs date to 1905 or before.  These old prints are the perfect artwork for a den, camp or kitchen! Fishermen love to collect these old prints!

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Misc Aquatic… Antique Prints of Lobsters & Crabs & Corals.

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Jan 032019
misc aquatic horseshoe crabs & denton lobster antique lithographs

Misc aquatic antique lithographs of lobsters, crabs & corals will complement your home decor.  We have the hard to find antique lithographs of Lobsters by Sherman Denton to Horseshoe Crabs by Rhump.  These are authentic antique lithographs and hand colored engravings.  Call me with your special requests at 413-245-4197.

Sherman Denton American Lobster Antique Lithographs, c.1900,  Framed & Unframed:

These are the hard to find, antique lithographs of the famed North American Lobster.  They are antique chromolithographs, whereas each and every color was applied with a keystone, limestone plate, similar to the way silk screening is done today.  Each & every color was applied in an individual separate process.  Sherman Denton was hired by the Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York to illustrate North American species of fish including these wonderful lobsters.

Denton Lobsters, Unframed. Price Given Upon Request.

Misc Aquatic Antique Prints of Sea Life from c.1730 by Rhumph.

Rare hand colored engravings of crabs, lobsters & misc. crustaceans.

Rhumph’s c.1730 misc aquatic antique prints of sea life. Hand colored 18th Century engravings of crabs, lobsters, horse shoe crabs and shrimp! These are scarce German copper plate engravings on very fine hand made hand laid linen rag, with modern water coloring. Each old print measures about 9 1/2 x 16″ Click here to contact us.

Authentic American Chromolithographs from 1885 of Anemones, Corals & Crabs:

Published c.1885 these are striking American chromolithographs by Louis Prang, the “Father of American Color Lithography.”  Each old print measure about 9 1/2 x 12″ and the colors are vivid and strong.  Click here to contact us.

Misc Aquatic-Authentic c.1860 hand colored engravings & lithographs from “Book of the World”

c. 1860 Old Sea Life Prints. These are German hand colored engravings and lithographs of shells, coral, fish & other sea creatures. measuring about 8×10″ 

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Assorted Misc Aquatic: Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Engravings of Alligators, Jelly Fish, Lizard & Seals:

Assorted old  Sea life engravings and lithographs, some are hand colored. Crocodiles & Gavials,  Lizards, Jelly Fish and Seals.

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The Stunning Corals by Dennis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert c.1770

These are the stunning aquatic antique prints of coral by Diderot.  Hand colored copper plate engravings from the Encyclopedia ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, par une societe de gens de lettres, published in Paris c.1770. 

Do you have questions about specific misc aquatic sealife?

I may be able to provide additional options when you call me at 413-245-4197. Additional antique prints of American lobsters, corals, crabs, crustaceans & unusual sea life such as gators in a variety of price and size ranges.

We are pleased to offer a great selection of misc aquatic antique prints from Anne Hall

This page of antique prints for sale is dedicated to misc aquatic sea life. Such sea life includes antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of lobsters, crabs, corals, anemone and other curiosities found in the ocean. We have Wilhelm gators and gavial. We have Prang anemone & coral prints. All of our old prints, are over 100 years old! We also have really old antique prints of sea creatures by the early naturalists including Rhump, Seba, and Mathias Merian! Merian was an early publisher from Nuremburg. His work producing Johnston’s Animalia is primitive yet almost modern looking. Sea creatures were quite the curiosity during the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. Can you even imagine what people thought back then when they saw the specimens or the old prints of them?

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

Jan 032019

Have you been looking for ocean lake fish lithographs?   We want to help you with the BEST fish antique lithographs and hand colored engravings!

Assorted Tropical Fish

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

Ocean Lake Fish Denton Framed: Antique Lithographs of Striped Bass & Blue Fish $785. pair shipped

Bien Fish of Hawaii: Antique Chromolithographs

Ocean Fish of Hawaii! These tropical fish prints are old chromolithographs published in 1903 by Julius Bien. Each antique print measures 7 1/2 x 10 1/2″ The colors are vivid, excellent condition. Click here to contact us.

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

Denton Fish Chromolithographs, Framed Prints from c.1896-1906.

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

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

Merian, Old Fish Copper Plate Engravings on handmade rag.

Merian Fish Prints… these are VERY old prints of fish. These are early Mathias Merian fish prints from 1647, produced in Nuremberg. These are copper plate engravings on very very fine hand made hand laid rag paper. Each measure @10×16″ 125. each Click here to contact us.

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

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

Dec 192018

Select Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Whaling Engravings.  Guaranteed authentic and over 100 years old.

Whales by Edouard Travies, Framed Hand Colored Lithographs. 1809-1865


Whales by Wilhelm, 1810-1821

Antique whale prints by Wilhelm, 1810-1821. Austrian hand colored copper plate engravings. Each print measures about 8″ by 5″

Assorted Antique Whale Prints and Whaling Scenes:

These whales are genuine antique 18th and 19th Century engravings and lithographs.

Whales by Lizars – Jardine Whaling Prints. Antique Hand Colored Engravings.

Each antique engraving measures 4 x 6 3/4″.  The color is bright and the paper is in unusually good condition,  with almost no toning of the paper.  Lizar’s was the famous Scotch engraving company that engraved the first 10 Elephant Folio prints for  John James Audubon’s Birds of America and therefore acquired instant fame due to their accomplishments in the engraving trade.

Lizar’s Whales & Whaling Scenes: Original Antique Hand Colored Steel Plate Engravings.

These are Charming Steel Plate Engravings with Water Colors.  The illumination was Applied by Hand when they were produced in 1852. A steel plate was the hardest surface that could used in antique printing method.  A painstakingly amount of time and precision was needed when creating a steel plate engraving.  William Lizar’s firm located in Edinburgh, Scotland was proficient and in high demand for creating life like encyclopedic images of all of the natural history known at the time.  Once again it was a time of curiosity, finding new and undiscovered species.  It was almost a frenzy of curiosity in the least.  Sold by subscription for the masses to buy,  the immense series was published over a 40 year time period.  The water coloring was added at the time of production by a professional staff of water colorists.  Believe it or not one of the hardest things to come by in producing something like this would have been the paper on which to print them.

Whales: Hand Colored Lithographs of Whales Published in 1835:

Hand Colored Whale Lithographs Published in Bruxelles, Belgium in 1835. These old whale prints were printed from limestone plates, known as lithographs, and hand colored at the time of production. These old whale lithographs measure 6×9″, a few I have double matted in rag to 9×12″. Here we have Balene whales, Humpback whales, Orca whales, Beluga whales and Narwhals!

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Whale Chromolithographs: Antique American and Archivally Framed in Burled Wood-

These antique whale chromolithographs were published in New York in 1880. Each and every color in these old whale prints was applied with an individual key stoned, limestone plate. Framed in rag. UV glass. Each piece measures 11×14″  Lead Time 2-3 weeks.  Sold as a set of three for $600. Click here to contact us.

Whaling history depicted in 18th and 19th Century illustrations.  All of our old prints of whales are over 100 years old! We are pleased to offer this varied collection of old prints pertaining to the history of whaling. These are old engravings & lithographs of the largest mammal on Earth, the whale; whaling.  Often the illustrations were drawn when history was being made. These are genuine antiques… from Anne Hall Antique Prints, guaranteed. We sell only authentic old engravings and lithographs, produced in various countries, from the early 1600’s to 1900.  These very old antique prints of whales and whaling documented whaling history.  Great depictions and scenes of the whaling industry from the old days, historically important in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Antique prints of whaling that are historically significant to whaling history. These illustrations were produced when whaling was so important to world commerce. Antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of  whales from Anne Hall Antique Prints.

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

Dec 182018
reptiles amphibians

Select from a great collection of turtles frogs including all amphibians and reptiles.  Buy original antique prints from a trusted second generation Antique Print Dealer.

Frogs: US Pacific Rail Road & Mexican Boundary Surveys 1848-1855

These hand colored lithographs are North American species of frogs.  Produced by the US Pacific Rail Road and the Mexican Boundary Surveys, each old lithograph dates from 1848 to 1855.  The surveying of the land included documentation and scientific illustrations of the flora and fauna found along the proposed routes of railroads going West. Each old lithograph measures 8 1/2 x 11″.


Snakes & Lizards by Albertus Seba 1736 – 1763. Hand Colored Copper Plate Engravings.

Albertus Seba’s Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, et iconibus artificiosissimis expressio, per universam physices historiam. The work was published in Amsterdam by Janssonio-Waesbergios, & J. Wetstenium, & Gul. Smith between 1734 and 1765.  Turtles frogs including all amphibians and reptiles were part of this important documentary work.  Full Folio and great color.


Turtles Frogs by Wilhelm.  Small frog & turtle engravings.  1810-1821.

Small frog and turtle hand colored engravings from 1810-1821.  Rare water colored copper plate engravings published in Vienna Austria by Gottliem Wilhelm. These old prints of frogs and turtles are tiny and unusual illustrations, because they measure a mere 4 x 6 1/2.”  Attached to heavy board because they were probably used as some type of flash card for teaching purposes.

Priced at $85. each,   but if you buy more, we will happily give you a better price.

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Turtles Frogs by Shubert. German Lithographs 1865 to 1885.

Because each and every color was applied with an individual key stone lime stone plate, the images practically leap off the page.

Turtles and Frogs. Framed American Chromo Lithographs from 1885:

This beautifully framed pair of chromolithographs were published in New York in 1885.  They have been framed in a fancy cut, double rag mat, and framed properly because they are under UV glass.  The dark wood molding is weathered with distressing.  Each piece measures 13×16.”  The pair $500.,  including free shipping within the Continental U.S..


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We specialize in antique decorative illustrations from the 18th and 19 Centuries.  Because we specialize in nature,  turtles frogs including all amphibians and reptiles are included.  Artists included Seba, Buffon, Wilhelm & Shubert.  These Turtles Frogs and Snakes as well as other Amphibians, Reptiles are available for purchase.  Just place a phone call to Anne at 413-245-4197 because I would like to help you find the right antique prints.

Pictorial illustrations were commonly used as book plates in the 1800’s.

Books covered a variety of natural history subjects including those on Turtles Frogs, Snakes and Lizards.  Curiosity was big and authors and publishers rushed to fulfill the demand.  Everything on this page is vintage. Our frog and turtle prints date from the mid 18th Century to about 1900. I have some earlier ones which date to the mid 1600’s.


We have a unique selection of antique prints.

If you don’t see what you are interested in,  please call us, because we like our customers to be pleased with their experience with us.  Found here is part of the collection of these wonderful & fascinating critters!  They have been frequently misunderstood.  Whereas they should be used as a health indicator of the ecosystem.  The biodiversity of our planet is amazing and the early discoveries and documentation of new turtles frogs and snakes,  fascinated doctors, clergy, royalty and wealthy alike.  It was individuals like these,  that funded these kinds of works.  At Anne Hall Antique Prints we guarantee: we sell original engravings & lithographs produced mostly prior to 1900!  Whether you are trying to create unique décor or collecting,  old frog engravings and turtle lithographs, are fun to collect!

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

Oct 282018
Bloch Fish 18th Century Engravings from one of the leading rare prints galleries in New England.

Buy Elieser Bloch Fish Engravings from one of the leading rare antique prints galleries in America. Please contact me for a customized assortment to select from. They will compliment your oceanside and lake home.  If you are looking for distinctive wall hangings and antique art of fish, you will find them here at Anne Hall Antique Prints.

Marc Elieser Bloch fish engravings from 1772-1785

Each piece was published from 1772-1785 in Berlin, Germany.  Each measures about 9 1/2 x 16″.  The antique engravings are bright,  hand water coloured, copper plate engravings, on hand made,  hand laid rag.  Please inspect the photos carefully, some have old folds.    Order 2 or more for a discount!   Phone 413-245-4197   or Click here to contact us. 

Some of the Elieser Bloch Fish Engravings Available:

Elieser Bloch Fish Engravings from the 18th Century

These fish will add a classic and modern feel to your home. Published during the 18th Century, in Nuremburg, Germany from 1772-1778, these wonderful fish engravings are considered to be the finest of all fish prints ever produced on the subject of fish.

Beautiful Metallic Water Colouration

Not only are these beautiful because of the metallic water colouration but because the water colors were executed so well. Hand Colored Copper Plate Engravings. Considered to be rare in the rare book world, the plates are far and few between.

Produced in Berlin Germany in the 18th Century between 1772-1778

These rare hand colored antique engravings were produced in Germany from 1772-1778. The fish prints Bloch produced are considered the finest work on the subject of Ichtyologie. These are hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag.  The water coloring in the Ichthyology illustrations pictured here, is no less than excellent!

An Evolution of Printing and Age of Discovery…

The history of antique printing methods of the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries is very interesting. My website consists of old prints, published in obsolete printing methods, that really do not exist today.  The entire subject revolves about how fast information could be published for readership. Readership in the old days revolved around money and new discoveries, especially in the area pertaining to natural history. If one could discover a new species of fish… Wow! That would boost the desire for information. It had a trickle down effect. Like today, in the OLD days, desire for information lead to wanting more and more information, almost a viscous cycle. Hence the production of publishing. First to publish religious material. Only the high priests could convey the printed messages. This lasted for a long time. Around 1800 or so, more people read. It was fashionable to be educated. Everyone could understand a beautiful illustration. They did not have to understand the words, but it encouraged understanding. Soon, the publications became subscriptions, everyone wanted them. Like today, everyone wants the latest devise. Initially periodical subscriptions were made to those who could afford it: royalty, clergy, noblemen, etc. Who could read? The answer is only the educated, super wealthy, religious, clergy, nobility, etc… Oftentimes on expeditions, specimens were collected and captured, many alive, many did not survive the journeys home, nor the conditions when relocated. Many journeys were three months at sea.  In the 18th and 19th Centuries museums of curiosities became the rage. Hoards of people would rush to museums to see exotic specimens brought home from expeditions of early explorers and naturalists. Royalty, Clergy financed explorations and hence the illustrations, publications that developed from trips. Often times young men, early scientists, aboard ships recorded the natural history sightings they saw along the way. They recorded every detail of the natural history specimens they came across. All of this absolutely fascinated the public. And so the history of illustration, depicting and describing what had been found, along these tremendous explorations was found. How fast the information moved forward can be seen through the history of printing. Exactly as the way things are moving forward these days, so did printing history. It started with very slow laborious hand drawn pages by scribes and monks onto velum, to copper plate engraving on hand made hand laid linen rag paper, and moved forward to faster and faster printing, from lithography, hand colored or not to printing in colors, chromolithography. All driven by readership subscriptions. It all ended about 1900. when photographic printing became the 20th century tool, to today, when everything is digital and untouchable on the internet.

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