Nov 152018
reptiles amphibians

Turtles Frogs: Select from a diverse collection of Reptiles and Amphibians.  Original antique prints from a trusted second generation Antique Print Dealer.

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

These are hand colored lithographs of North American species of frogs. They were produced by the US Pacific Rail Road and the Mexican Boundary Surveys. Each old lithographs dates from 1848-1855. The reports included scientific illustrations of 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 by Wilhelm.  Small frog & turtle engravings.  1810-1821.

Turtles Frogs! Small frog and turtle hand colored engravings from 1810-1821. These are water colored copper plate engravings that were published in Vienna Austria by Gottliem Wilhelm. These old prints of frogs and turtles are tiny and unusual illustrations, measuring a mere 4 x 6 1/2.” They are on heavy board,  possibly as a type of flash card.

Priced at $85. each.

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 Turtles Frogs Amphibians Reptiles by Shubert. German 1865-85 Chromolithographs.

Turtles and Frogs. Framed American Chromolithographs from 1885:

This is a beautifully framed pair of 1885 chromolithographs published in New York.  They have been framed in a beautifully cut, double rag mat, framed under UV glass.  The dark wood molding is weathered.  Each measures 13×16.”  The pair $450.,  free shipping in the Continental U.S..


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Antique decorative illustrations for and by 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.

The illustrations were commonly used as book plates in the old days.

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,  call 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!

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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.

Jul 252018

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! Old 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings by Bernard 1790-1810…

These rare antique engravings of sea shells date to 1790-1810, they are hand colored copperplate engravings which were produced in France.  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!

Sea Shells! Old 18th Century Hand Colored Engravings 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  sea shell engravings 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. These are stunning old copper plate engravings with water colors.  They range in price from $125. to $225. each. and a discount on a set.    Each print measures about 8×11″  These are stunning old copper plate engravings with water colors. Click here to contact us.


Sea Shells Framed George Wolfgang Knorr Hand Colored Engravings,  Sorry Sold… Ask for a custom set

Shells!!!  Old shell prints.  We have a large selection of old prints of shells, Lamarck shells and more. Please contact us with your interest as this subject moves at shows. These antique shell prints are very old sea shell engravings and lithographs that were produced from from 1640 to 1900. These great old shell prints look great.  Look at these antique  shell prints!  Sea shells by the sea shore for sale! Sea Shells!!! We are pleased to offer old shell engravings and engravings. We have antique prints of sea shells that were produced as early as 1640 through 1900. We have a large selection of old prints of shells including Lamarck shell prints, Seba shell prints, and other early naturalists works on shells. These old prints are very beautiful and will add a tropical feeling to your home décor. Our antique shell prints are old engravings and lithographs that were produced from 1640 to 1900. Old shell prints that look great. The colors are bright and all of our old prints are in very good condition.

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May 302018
misc aquatic horseshoe crabs & denton lobster antique lithographs

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

Misc Aquatic Sealife Engravings by George Wolfgang Knorr from 1768. Beautiful folio copper plate engravings with water colouring.

These beautiful antique engravings on hand made laid rag paper have vivid and strong water color illumination, are in excellent condition, and each piece measures about 14×21″

Denton Lobster Antique Lithographs by Sherman Denton, Framed.

These are the hard to find, antique lithographs of the famed North American Lobster.  Stunning old chromolithographs, whereas each and every color was applied with a keystone, limestone plate, similar to the way silk screening is done today.  Every color in a seperate process, all from limestone plates.  Sherman Denton was hired by the Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York to illustrate North American species of fish and these wonderful lobsters.

Published c.1900. Archival matting, dark walnut burl and UV glass.  Sold as a pair for $600.

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.

American chromolithographs of Anemone, Coral & Crab.

Published c.1885 these are American chromolithographs by Louis Prang. These aquatic antique prints are of crabs, anemones, and star fish, and corals. Each old print measure about 9 1/2 x 12″ and the colors are strong. Click here to contact us.

Mid 19th Century German hand colored engravings & lithographs.

c. 1850 Old Sea Life Prints. These are German hand colored engravings and lithographs of shells, coral, fish & other sea creatures. measuring about 8×10″ Priced at $95. each. Click here to contact us.

Assorted 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 Click here to contact us.


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.

Misc aquatic antique prints of lobsters, crabs and corals. Antique hand colored engravings, lithographs and chromolithographs of lobsters, anemone and other curiosities found in the ocean. We are pleased to offer a great selection of misc aquatic antique prints from Anne Hall. We have Wilhelm gators. We have Prang anemone & coral prints. All of our old prints are over 100 years old! We also have really old antique prints of crabs other sea creatures by the early naturalists Rhump, Seba, and Mathias Merian! Wilhelm’s illustrations have so much character. They are small and colorful and will fit almost anywhere. Merian was an early publisher from Nuremburg. His work producing Johnston’s Animalia is primitive yet almost modern looking. Sea life 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?

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Mar 022018

These antique 18th and 19th Century engravings and lithographs of whales are a part of history.

Lizar Whales & Whaling Scenes: Original Antique Hand Colored Steel Plate Engravings. @4×6″

Whales & Whaling Prints:  Historically Important Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Engravings:

Here are assorted old whale prints and old whaling scenes.  These are hand colored engravings and lithographs from the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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″  Sold as a set of three for $500. 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.

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Oct 242017
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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Aug 172016

Have you been looking for great home décor for the sports fisherman or the deep sea diver? You are in the right place! I want to help you with the BEST antique lithographs and hand colored engravings!

Ocean Lake Fish Denton Framed: Antique Lithographs of Striped Bass & BlueFish $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!

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