Nests-Eggs Antique Ornithology Engravings, Antique lithographs & hand colored engravings by Nozeman, Bolton, Gentry, & Morris.
James Bolton’s Harmonius Ruralis! Nests-Eggs of Birds. Beautiful Hand Colored Copper Plate Engravings from England 1845.
James Bolton’s revered work on nests and eggs from 1807. Wonderful pairs of antique hand colored engravings depicting the egg and nests of birds common to Great Britain. These lovely old prints were published in London in 1807. Harmonia Ruralis was written as an essay about the natural history of British song birds, illustrated with life sized figures of the birds, male and female with natural attitudes. The prints are water colored copper plate engravings on a heavy wove paper. The colors are bright and vivid. There is some smudging, most will not be seen after framing, however, please see the photos. Each piece measures 9 x 11 1/2″ and are sold as Pairs. One price for both prints.
Nests Eggs of Birds by Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp & Martinus Houttyn. Coming from Nederlandsche Vogelen Published 1779-1820.
Coming from a large full folio, the hand colored copper plate engravings, on fine hand made hand laid rag paper are exquisite. At the time of production the cost of the set was 525 Dutch Florins, $6000 in today’s currency, making it the most expensive book ever published up to that time.
Nests-Eggs Antique Ornithology Engravings… Some of the most famous naturalists of the 18th Century collaborated in producing one of the finest works ever published on Ornithology: Nederlandsche Vogelen, the work of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn. Large and beautiful hand colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid rag and they measure 14.25 x 21″ to 15 x 21.5″
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The Nests Eggs of Birds seen above are the work of Cornelius Nozeman, Christian Sepp and Martinus Houttyn. Some of the most famous naturalists of the 18th Century collaborated in producing one of the finest works ever published on Ornithology: Nederlandsche Vogelen. Also known as the Birds of the Netherlands. Remember the Netherlands included other trading posts those days. These are beautifully hand colored copper plate engravings dating from 1770-1829. Prints are 14.25″ x 21″ Pricing on request.
The Fabulous Work of Thomas Gentry: Nests & Eggs of Birds of the United States
An affordable option for birds, nests & eggs of American species are these Thomas Gentry Chromolithographs. Each color was applied with individual limestone plates. This technique is an obsolete printing method used widely in the late 19th Century known as chromolithography. Each antique lithograph measures about 9 1/4 x 12″ Click here to contact us.
Reverend Morris Nests, Eggs. English Hand Colored Lithographs, 1890.
Reverend Morris Nests, Eggs!! These are old English water colored lithographs produced by Reverend F.O. Morris and his congregation in 1890. They measure 7×10″ and run $75. each. Click here to contact us.
More Thomas Gentry Bird’s Nests Eggs. Antique Lithographs. American & Antique!
Thomas Gentry Birds & their nests, eggs from 1882. These are American chromolithographs of American Birds and their nests. Each print measures @ 9 1/2 x 12″. The colors are intense and bright. Click here to contact us.
Reverend F.O. Morris Nests, Eggs! Abstract Art: Antique Lithographs from 1890.
Antique Hand Colored Lithographs of nests and eggs! These are the work of Reverend F.O. Morris. His Nests and Eggs of Birds were published in 1890. They are English hand colored lithographs. This means they were printed from a limestone plate and water colored by hand. Each antique lithograph measures @7×10. Eggs run $35. each. Nests run $75. each. Click here to contact us.
Bird nests and the art of building a nest has always fascinated people.
Bird nest engravings and lithographs illustrated by famous ornithologists including Morris, Hewitson, Gentry, Gould and Nozeman. Fascinated with eggs and nests wild birds? Old engravings and lithographs depictions of species in a Nineteenth Century avian world. Oology is the study of Nests and Eggs of Birds!
Our original antique lithographs & engravings were by authored by early ornithologists including F.O. Morris, Thomas Gentry, Cornelius Nozeman and James Bolton. Oology books were published with pictures in the form of now these antique hand colored engravings & antique lithographs of birds shown with their nests and eggs. And all of these antique prints were produced from the mid 1700’s to 1900.
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More about Nederlandshe Vogelen
Beautifully illustrated by Cornelius Nozeman, who lived from 1721 to 1786. Nozeman was a Dutch minister & an ornithologist. It was Nozeman that wrote the text for the first two volumes. In 1786, Nozeman died, with most of the descriptions for the second volume written, which was published in 1789.
The renowned engraver & artist Christian Sepp drew the illustrations. Sepp is best known for his meticulous drawings and his passion for beautiful detail which is evident in this work. The majority of Sepp’s drawings were transferred onto copper plates and etched and engraved by himself. It was in the first two volumes which were directly created by these well known ornithologists, artists and engravers. Sepp’s son, Jan Christian, a bookseller, interested in the study of natural history and engraving, published the first volume. In 1775, Christian Sepp died and Jan Christian completed the second volume.
Martinus Houttuyn, also a famous naturalist, continued the work for the third volume (published in 1797). Houttuyn died in 1798, and it was not until 1809 that the fourth volume was published, without the name of the writer.The huge project was finally finished in 1829, by the grandson of Christian Sepp, Jan Sepp, and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment. This great work, is well known for the wonderful combinations of birds with their nests and eggs, some of the best ever done.
The frontice pieces are some of the best examples of bird artwork ever done.
These are extra large, full folio, hand colored copper plate engravings, on fine hand made hand laid rag paper. At the time of production the cost of the set was 525 Dutch Florins, $6000 in today’s currency, the most expensive book ever published up to that time.
Excerpts have been taken from Fine Bird Books and the Netherlands National Library.