Songbirds, Perching & Feeder Types

Song-birds & perching types of Passerines. Our 18th & 19th Century, antique ornithology lithographs, & engravings of songbirds, authored by Francois Martinet, John Gould, Jacob Studer, and Reverend F.O. Morris. Framed pieces available. We have wrens, warblers, blue jays, robins, doves, titmice, finches & woodpeckers. Even crows & ravens.

John Gould Song-Birds: Original Antique Lithographs, of Perching Birds & Passerines

John Gould had a passion for Ornithology!  As a result, he collaborated and directed, world class works on birds. All of his work dates from 1832-1888. Therefore, all of the antiques you are viewing are about 150 years old. Gould’s birds had to be completed by his associates, because he passed in 1888. His work issued by subscription in parts, as they published in London England during the mid-19th century. 

Below is a selection of John Gould original hand water colored lithographs of Passerines.  Each illustration is in excellent condition with bright and original with 19th century watercolors.   Since these antique lithographs are first editions, the measurements are 14×22.” Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to place your order. Click here to contact us.

Song Birds: Framed Woodpeckers, by Francois Martinet, & Compte de Buffon, 1770-1783

Extraordinary, framed antique prints of passerines. 18th century hand-colored engravings, of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker, and other songbirds by Francois Martinet. The plates are sourced from 18th century books, entitled Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux. The books published Paris, France 1770-1783. Francois Martinet worked for George Leclerc Compte de Buffon. Together they published these rare ornithology prints with a staff of 70, over a period of 13 years.  The later, Buffon, was in charge of the King of France’s Royal Collections of a scientific nature.

Each of these woodpeckers are antique prints which published Paris France 1770-1783. A copper plate engraving was specially crafted and printed onto a hand-made hand-laid paper.  The watercolor illumination, was added at the time of publication.

Anne framed them in gloss burlwood molding, using high end archival materials.  Archival double matting is crème on crème, with just the slightest hint of a butter tint. Each piece measures 17 x 20.”  Call Anne at 413-245-4197 or email Anne:

John Gould Antique Lithographs, of Perching Birds or Passerines

John Gould Passerines.  As a result of Gould’s passion for Ornithology, he produced world class works on birds from 1832-1888.  Spanning 56 years, Gould’s work on birds had to be completed by his associates.  Issued in parts and sold by subscription. Published in London, England. 

The following is a selection of John Gould original hand watercolor lithographs are over 100 years old.  Each illustration is in excellent with bright and original watercolors. Each piece measures 14×22.” Call Anne at 413-245-4197 to place your order or Click here to contact us.  

John Selby,19th Century Engravings, Life-Sized Crow & Raven

This beautiful pair of early 19th Century water colored engravings was published in England by John Prideaux Selby from 1817-1834 on water marked J. Whatman paper.  Selby Raven Hand Colored Engraving & Selby Carrion Crow Engraving. Each piece measures 19 1/2 x 23 1/2.” Valued at $3500. for the pair.

Framed Pair: Raven & Crow Antique Engravings

1890 English water-colored wood engravings by Reverend F.O. Morris.  Each piece measures 12×15″ are ready to hang and have archival framing by Anne. $425. for the pair with free U.S. shipping. Call 413-245-4197 to place your order.

Francois Martinet: Antique Engravings, from Histoire Naturelle des  Oiseaux 1770-1783

The famous French Ornithologist Francois Martinet had an intense interest in birds in the 18th Century.  Consequently Martinet produced one of the finest works the French ever published on Birds.  He employed a staff of 70 people.  Still the work took some 13 years, from 1770-1783 to complete. These are watercolor copper plate engravings on heavy laid rag paper.

These decorative antique prints have bright watercolors. Each piece is in near perfect condition. Enhance your home’s décor and frame a grouping. Anne can offer reasonable professional framing using archival products. Call her at 413-245-4197 to discuss your project.  Each old engraving measures: paper measures 8 3/4 x 12″ with a platemark of 8×10″. Call 413-245-4197 to place your order. You can pay the invoice via secure server or  Click here to contact us.

Decorative Set of Three Framed, John Gould Lithographs, Magpies from Birds of Asia

A set of three John Gould antique lithographs sourced from Birds of Asia c.1860. Beautiful 3″ wide gold leaf over red paint picture frames complement the blue in the magpies in the antique prints. Professional picture framing using archival materials.  Each piece measures 30×36″. Sold as a set of three for $12,000. Call 413-245-4197 to speak with Anne. 

Reverend F.O. Morris, Song-Birds or Passerines: Hand-Colored Engravings from 1890

This is the work of Reverend F.O. Morris.  These old engravings are of perching birds or passerines from 1890. They are English hand colored wood engravings.  A “birder”  Reverend and his congregation, collected the specimens, and created this encyclopedic collection about Ornithology. Measurements: 6×9″, and will mat up to @ 9×12″ or 11×14.”  Available and priced at $45.-$75. each. Click here to contact us.

Woodpeckers: Charming Hand-Colored Engravings from 1890

These are antique woodpecker prints by F.O. Morris from 1890.  Each is an English water colored engraving.  It’s one of my favorite birds at my bird feeder…  Each antique print is over 100 years old and measures about 6×9″  and will frame up perfectly to 9×12″ or 11×14.” Click here to contact us.

Jacob Studer’s Birds of North America, Antique Lithographs

Jacob Studer’s Birds of North America was published in Philadelphia, 1865-1885. These are lovely old chromolithographs of birds we would love to see… Bird Feeder Types including pileated woodpeckers.   We even have the IVORY BILLED WOODPECKER.  Please contact me, I have all of the plates Jacob Studer published, available.  Click here to contact us.

North American Baltimore Oriole by Prang

A Lovely American Chromolithograph published 1885 in New York by the father of American lithography: Louis Prang. Striking intense colors used in the obsolete printing method.  Good registration and excellent condition. 9×11 $125. Call to order 413-245-4197.

Passerines are Perching & Feeder Types of Birds

All of our antique lithographs, and hand-colored engravings, published pre-1900. We have decorative antique prints of robins, finches, woodpeckers, titmice, thrushes and other pretty little birds. Some are even framed professionally. Folio John Gould hand-colored lithographs date 1832-1888.

A special focus of ours is antique prints of songbirds (Passerines) that published from 1640-1900. Pretty birds you might see at the bird feeder and other perching types.  Antique hand-colored lithographs and engravings of woodpeckers, thrush, titmice, sparrows and finches.  Ornithologists include John Prideaux Selby, Francois Martinet, John Gould, F.O. Morris, and Jacob Studer.

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See the pileated woodpecker footage that Anne Hall took.

I live to see wildlife and have been fortunate enough to catch some great footage on film including these woodpeckers. The video is of two pileated woodpeckers courting one another.  It went on nearly an hour and caught our interest forever. Duration: 5 minutes long. Please give it a thumbs up. Thanks for learning more about these incredible woodland birds.

Want to learn more about songbirds? Then you should see this: Online bird guide, bird ID help, life history, bird sounds from Cornell All About Birds