Misc Aquatic Marine Life…Lobsters, Crabs & Corals.

Find decorative 19th century antique Denton lithographs of lobsters framed & ready to hang. Browse 18th Century antique marine life engravings Seba, Knorr & Nodder engravings of corals; Horseshoe Crabs by Rhumph & Nodder. Call Anne at 413-245-4197.

Antique Starfish & Sand Dollar Engravings

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 on hand made hand 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″

Albertus Seba Corals & Misc Aquatic Sea Life From Our Show Collection!

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.

600Close Up of Albertus Seba Engraving CoralsXCVIII Double Page Antique Engraving from the 18th Century.

Albertus Seba misc aquatic hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag paper. Paper size, 20 1/2 x 25″ These are the double sized fold outs from this rare book of curiosities.

Single Page Folio from Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Curiosities:

Folio Misc Aquatic Sealife 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.

Framed Antique Prints by Frederick Nodder & George Shaw:  Misc Aquatic Corals, Etc.

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.   Each framed marine life piece measures:   11×14″  Call 413-245-4197 to order.

Pulled from a printing press and published in London from the 1780’s to about 1805.  The original depiction the Naturalist composed was transferred onto a thin copper plate, engraved with burins and printed onto a high quality rag paper, while slightly damp,  followed water coloring by hand.  Coming from a freshly cut engraving, as the copper surface wore down quickly and could not be used after about 300 impressions.   It is hard to know how many antique prints such as this one offered here, are still around.

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.

Pair of c.1900 Denton Lobsters, Unframed. $400.

Pair of c.1900 Denton Lobsters Framed in Walnut Burl Measuring 18″ wide x 14″ high $500. shipped.

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Misc Aquatic: Antique Prints of crabs, lobsters & misc. 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.

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Authentic American Color Lithographs 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. Call Anne to be invoiced through PayPal or to place your order at 413-245-4197

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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. Each piece measures @ 8×10″  $85. for one, or $75. each in groupings of 3 or more. Order by emailing Anne at anne@annehallantiqueprints.com or by calling Anne at 413-245-4197.

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. Anything in this gallery is $45. each.


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.

Sorry this set is not available.

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