Find decorative antique prints, of misc aquatic marine life: starfish, corals & horseshoe crabs. We have sets of framed, Sherman Denton lobsters. Browse our 18th & 19th century, lithographs engravings. We have authentic plates by Seba, Knorr, and Rhumph. And a set of 21 framed antique engravings, by Nodder.
Set of 21 Framed, Antique Engravings, of Marine Life by Nodder & Shaw
Published by subscription by Eighteenth Century Naturalists George Shaw and Frederick Polydore Nodder for The Naturalist’s Miscellany: or Coloured Figures of Natural Objects. (Plus a couple odd pieces). A monumental encyclopedic effort to record all Natural History known. Archival framing in fruit wood burl a double rag mat with a tiny hint of grey and UV glass.
Shaw and Nodder were naturalists, they saw and depicted the natural history they encountered with precise detail. The encyclopedic recordings are revered by all. We have framed them in a gorgeous fruit wood molding, complete with all the archival details including UV glass and double rag matting. Each piece measures 10 1/2 x 13 1/2″. Price $250. each, small discounts on 3 or more.
Pulled from a printing press and published in London from the 1780’s to about 1805. The plates are over 200 years old. An original depiction the naturalist composed was transferred onto a thin copper plate, engraved with burins. Once engraved the plate printed onto a high quality rag sheet of hand made paper, while it was slightly damp. Pressing into or engraving into the paper. Followed by water coloring by hand. Coming from a freshly engraved plate. The copper surface wore down quickly and could not be used after about 300 impressions. It is hard to know how many decorative antique prints such as these, still exist. Price $250. with small discounts on sets.
200 Year Old, Watercolor Engravings: Starfish & Sand Dollars
These antique starfish engravings published Paris 1779-1820 for Methodique, a French encyclopedia of sorts. Subscribers of the series had access all modern 18th century information of all kinds of animal life. Each piece is a copper plate engraving of starfish & other marine life which printed onto hand made laid rag paper. The water colors have been professionally added (recently) to enhance the engraving’s decorative appeal. Full background provided with purchase. Measurements: 9×11″
18th Century Engravings, by Albertus Seba: Corals & Misc Aquatic, Marine Life
Published in the Early Eighteenth Century, from 1734-1754, Albertus Seba published the most magnificent work Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri Accurata Descriptio. It was a book of curiosities based on the personal collection of Seba’s specimens of newly identified flora & fauna. The ocean was of particular interest to this Dutch 18th century collector and naturalist.
Interested in invertebrate marine life, Albertus Seba included Anthozoa Cnidaria in his book. Perhaps it was the colonies of polyps living in symbiosis that interested Seba the most. Subsriber’s to this early 18th Century book were thrilled with these dramatic pictures of what laid underwater. Today it is considered to be one of the finest works published on Sea shells, corals & other marine life.
Albertus Seba misc aquatic marine life prints are hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag paper. The pieces in the gallery below measure, paper size 20 1/2 x 25″ These are the double sized fold outs from this rare book of curiosities.
270 year old folio engravings, from Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Folio Engravings, misc aquatic, marine life, by George Wolfgang Knorr 1767
A rare 18th Century collection of marine life engravings by George Wolfgang Knorr, 1767. Large, folio hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made rare paper. Each piece measures 14 x 20 1/2″. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to further a conversation or to place your order.
Sherman Foote Denton’s Lobsters, American, Antique Lithographs, 120 Years Old
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. See more of Sherman Denton’s work on fish or Denton’s work on North American Trout Salmon.
Two Framed Denton Lobsters: Antique Lithographs, in Honey Burl Wood Frames
American Lobster Homarus Americanus by Denton Female Egger sold with the male, as a pair with exquisite archival framing complete with description on verso. American Lobster Homarus Americanus Male Denton framed in honey toned fruitwood burl. 18″ wide x 14″ high. Sold with female. $650. for the pair for the pair shipped.
Pair of antique lithographs: Sherman Foote Denton, lobsters male & female
A pair of American lobster lithographs. Male and female. Published New York at 1900. Complete history provided with purchase. Each piece measures 9 1/2 x 12″. Mint condition. $350. for the pair shipped in America.
Two Sherman Denton Lobsters, Antique Lithographs Framed in Walnut Burl
A pair of c.1900 framed Sherman Foote Denton, Lobster lithographs, in burl frames. The color lithographs, published in New York, by the State of New York Fish & Game Commission. Both lobsters, have been framed, using high quality archival materials. Framed, in walnut burl wood frames, complete with UV glass, archival mats. Each piece measures 18″ wide x 14″ high. Specially priced, at $500. for the pair, shipped in America.
Misc Aquatic: Antique engravings, crabs lobsters & crustaceans, by Rhumph
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″ Call Anne at 413-245-4197.
Less Expensive, Marine Life: Decorative Antique Prints
American, Antique Lithographs from 1885: Anemones Corals & Crabs
Published c.1885, these are striking American chromolithographs, are 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. $225. for the set of 3. Frame the set of three, from $500., shipped in America. Call Anne to be invoiced, or to discuss framing, your order at 413-245-4197.
Misc Aquatic-Authentic c.1860 prints, watercolor engravings & lithographs, from “Book of the World”
This collection of marine life engravings published c.1860. These are German, hand-colored engravings and lithographs, of shells, coral, fish & other sea creatures. Each piece measures 8×10″. Free shipping, in America. Order by email at email@example.com or by calling 413-245-4197.
Assorted Misc Aquatic: Alligators, Jelly Fish, Lizard & Seals:
Assorted old Sea life engravings and lithographs. Some are hand colored with watercolors. Crocodiles & Gavials, Lizards, Jelly Fish and Seals. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invoice.
The Stunning Corals by Dennis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert c.1770 Engravings
These are stunning 18th century antique prints of corals 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. Sorry this set is not available.
Our antique prints of marine life are over 100 years old
This page of old prints for 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?
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. Send us an email: email@example.com. Contact us by phone: 413-245-4197. Thank you for visiting!