Jan 182019

Have you been looking for ocean lake fish antique lithographs?   We can help you with Denton, Striped Bass, Hawaiian Fish & more.

Assorted Tropical Fish

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

Denton Striped Bass & Blue Fish Framed & Ready to Hang!

This magnificent set of antique prints, framed with the excellent quality supplies, are $785. pair shipped.  When you contact us please refer to the framed Striped Bass and Bluefish on the ocean lake fish antique lithographs page.  Thanks for viewing my website!   Click here to contact us.

Bien Fish of Hawaii: Antique Chromolithographs

Ocean Fish of Hawaii! These tropical fish prints are old chromolithographs published in 1903 by Julius Bien.  Each and every color was applied with limestone plates. Each antique print measures 7 1/2 x 10 1/2″ The colors are vivid, excellent condition.  NOTE:  All of the backgrounds are the same, true in color as the first ones rather than the buy now ones that follow.  If you select a set,  I will photograph them together for you.    Click here to contact us.

These antique ocean and lake fish antique lithographs in color (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 Antique lithographs, Ready to hang!   from c.1896-1906.

Select from ready to hang Ocean Lake Fish Antique Lithographs framed in gold leaf over red paint.  I used the highest quality archival mat board, UV glass, and only the best products on the market when I framed these American species of fish.   Click here to contact us.

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 (color) 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″ $85. 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

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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