Misc Aquatic Marine Life-Lobsters, Crabs & Corals

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.

Available Framed Denton Lobsters: Antique Lithographs, in Honey Burlwood Frames.

It is the revered artwork of American lobsters, by Sherman Denton, and they are over 100 years old. Denton, came from Wellesley Massachusetts. He was hired by the Fish & Game Commission of the State of New York to illustrate North American species of fish & wildlife. Including this pair of stunning of lobsters. Ours have archival framing.

Entitled American Lobster Homarus Americanus, by Denton is the female egger. She is sold with the male lobster, entitled American Lobster Homarus Americanus Maleas. They are sold a pair, both framed pieces have exquisite archival framing, and descriptions on verso. Framed in honey toned fruitwood burl. Measuring 18″ wide x 14″ high. $800. for the pair shipped in America. Call Anne

200-year-old engravings with watercolors: Starfishes & Sand Dollars!

vintage starfish prints engravings

These antique starfish engravings published Paris 1779-1820 for Methodique, a French encyclopedia of sorts. Subscribers of the series had access to the modern 18th century information, in the books of all kinds of animal life.

Each piece is a copper plate engraving of starfish & other marine life which printed onto handmade laid rag paper. The watercolors have been professionally added (recently) to enhance the engraving’s decorative appeal. Background information is provided with purchase. Measurements: 9×11″

18th Century Engravings, by Albertus Seba: Corals & Misc Aquatic, Marine Life:

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Double Page Antique Engraving from the 18th Century. $2200.

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.

Our Albertus Seba, misc aquatic marine life prints, are hand-colored copper plate engravings, on hand-made hand-laid rag paper. The paper sizes of the pieces in the gallery below is 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 from 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.

Set of 21 Framed, Antique Engravings, of Marine Life by Nodder & Shaw, Available Individually.

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″. Priced at $250. each, small discounts on 3 or more.

Pulled from a printing press and published in London from the 1780’s to about 1805.  All of the framed plates are over 200 years old. An original depiction the naturalist composed, was transferred onto a thin copperplate, engraved with burins. Once engraved the plate printed onto a high-quality rag sheet of handmade paper, while it was slightly damp. Pressing into or engraving into the paper.

The printed engraving, was ready for water-coloring by hand.  It was added at the time of production, by a professional water colorist. The copper plate engravings themselves, wore down quickly, and could not be used after, just about 300 impressions.   It is hard to know how many decorative antique prints such as these, still exist. Priced at $250. each with small discounts on sets.

Sherman Foote Denton Lobsters, American antique lithographs, over 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.

Pair of antique lithographs: Sherman Foote Denton lobsters, unframed, 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. $400. 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.

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Less Expensive, Misc Aquatic Marine Life

American, Antique Lithographs from 1885 of 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. $85. each or $225. for the set of 3 unframed, shipped in America.. Frame the set of three in the honey burl, or in gold bamboo, at $500, for the set of three, shipped in America. Call Anne to be invoiced, to discuss framing, and to place 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 crabs, shells, coral, fish & other sea creatures. Each piece measures 8×10″. Free shipping, in America. Order by email at anne@annehallantiqueprints.com or by calling 413-245-4197.

Assorted Misc Aquatic: A varied collection of engravings & lithographs of Alligators, Jelly-Fishes, Lizards & Seals.

Assorted old  Sea life engravings and lithographs. Some are hand colored with watercolors. Alligators, Crocodiles & Gavials,  Lizards, Jelly-Fishes and Seals. Send an email to oldprint@verizon.net to receive an invoice.

Misc Aquatic: Antique engravings, of 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 and thin. hand-made hand-laid linen rag. Each piece has modern water-coloring. Each old print measures about 9 1/2 x 16″ Call Anne at 413-245-4197.

Stunning c.1770 Engravings of Corals, by Dennis Diderot, and Jean le Rond d’Alembert.

This collection of four, 18th century engravings of corals, is the work of Dennis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert. They are copper-plate engravings, are sourced from an encyclopedia entitled Encyclopedia ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, par une societe de gens de lettres, published in Paris c.1770. Call Anne at 413-245-4197. Inquire about a similar set of your own, this set is in Miami Beach.

Our decorative marine life, lithographs and engravings, are not only vintage, but they are antiques, and over 100 years old.

This page of vintage prints for is dedicated to the subject of misc aquatic sea life: lobsters, crabs, corals, anemones and other curiosities found in the ocean. We even have a Wilhelm alligator and gavial, and Prang anemones & corals. All of our old prints, are over 100 years old! All of our original antique lithographs and hand-colored engravings are not just vintage, but are antiques which means they are more than 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 alligators, in a variety of price and size ranges. Send us an email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com. Contact us by phone: 413-245-4197. Thank you for visiting!

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