Water Birds: Available antique lithographs and hand colored engravings of shore birds which were published in the 18th-19th Centuries by ornithologists including Francois Martinet, John Gould & Compte de Buffon. Loons, Swans, Herons, Kingfishers, Gulls & Terns.

Imagine these magnificent framed antique lithographs of water birds on your wall!

John Gould Ducks Framed. A stunning grouping of framed antique lithographs with hand coloring which was added at the time of production, circa 1860. Each framed piece measures 29×34″ and have stunning burl wood frames and the highest quality archival materials were used in the picture framing, including UV glass. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 for personalized service.

Swans: Lovely antique lithographs of shore birds by John Gould, c.1860.

Lovely depictions of swans which are one of my favorite birds.  These Magnificent Swans come from The Birds of Great Britain circa 1860, by John Gould. They are beautiful water colored lithographs which are in excellent condition and each antique lithograph measures about 14.5 x 21.5″.   I have matted them in 100% rag mats which measure 22×28.”  I have other birds available and I welcome your inquiries, so please email me or call  me at  413-245-4197 for the best personalized service.

Cygnus Ferus or Singing Whooper Swan by John Gould
Cygnus Ferus or Singing Whooper Swan by John Gould. A lovely depiction of water birds by John Gould.
Mute swan
Cygnus-Olor-John-Gould-Mute-Swans. Call for availability at 413-245-4197.
Antique lithograph of Bewick’s Swan
Cygnus-Minor-John-Gould, or Bewick’s Swan Hand Colored Lithograph. A lovely depiction of water birds by John Gould.

Ocean Themed Gulls & Larus by John Gould, Framed.

Exceptional gulls, terns & larus by John Gould.  Framed English c.1860 hand colored lithographs of water birds.   Each piece has archival materials.  The frames are beachy blonde burl wood.  32″ wide x 26″ high.  Special pricing on the set of six.

Miniatures: 18th Century antique engravings shore birds by Buffon.

These miniature antique prints of shore birds came from a rare German edition of Compte de Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle, which was published from c.1770-1820.  Buffon was a brilliant 18th Century French scientist & naturalist, with inherited wealth.  Publishing these encyclopedic collections was not an obstacle.  Each of the water colored copper plate engravings was printed onto hand made hand laid rag paper  c.1770-1820.  Fabulous and small measuring in at a mere 4×6 1/2″ 
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Shore Birds: Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings

Francois Martinet French Hand Colored Engravings of shore birds published Paris 1770-1783. His work was considered the finest work on birds the French every produced. Fine French water colored copper plate engravings, inked up and printed onto hand made linen rag (paper). Each antique bird print measures @9×12″ with excellent strong colors & condition.

Shore Birds by John Gould.  Beautiful Hand Colored Antique Lithographs from c.1860.

John Gould is perhaps the most famous English ornithologist of the 19th century.  He illustrated some 2999 different birds.  Issued by subscription in large folio parts, his work was in great demand by the wealthy, clergy, doctors, and other naturalists. To create a monumental work on a certain type of bird say the birds of Great Britain circa 1860, many steps were involved. Each piece measures 14 1/2 x 21 1/2″

The bird prints John Gould created required tremendous workmanship, being one of the most laborious processes of printing known.  Here are water birds by John Gould:

John Gould Hand Colored Lithograph
John Gould Water Birds Tetanus Ochropus or Green Sandpiper Hand Colored Lithograph $650.
Sternula Minuta Black Headed Terns by John Gould
John Gould Water Birds Sternula Minuta Black Headed Terns by John Gould $900.
John Gould Water Birds Sterna Paradisea
John Gould Water Birds Sterna Paradisea $1800.
John Gould Water Birds Sterna Hirundo
John Gould Water Birds Sterna Hirundo or Black Headed Tern $950.
John Gould Water Birds Lusciniopsis Luscinioides
John Gould Water Birds Lusciniopsis Luscinioides $550.
John Gould Water Birds Kingfisher
John Gould Water Birds Kingfisher $1600.
John Gould Water Birds Halcyon Leucopygia  Blue Kingfisher
John Gould Water Birds Halcyon Leucopygia Blue Kingfisher.  A lovely depiction of water birds by John Gould. $2200.
John Gould Water Birds Ciconia Nigra Stork
John Gould Water Birds Ciconia Nigra Stork $1200.
John Gould Water Birds Chelidon Urbica Swallows
John Gould Water Birds Chelidon Urbica Swallows In Flight $750.
John Gould Water Birds Alcedo Grandis Kingfisher
John Gould Water Birds Alcedo Grandis Kingfisher $1200.
John Gould Water Birds Alca Torda
John Gould Water Birds Alca Torda With Young $900.

Early naturalists had to have access to specimens of shore birds for their ornithology delineations.  

To travel and see water birds in person, then a meticulously drawn illustration was made with notations of colors, behavior, and other scientific data, that was observed. Through the art of lithography, the illustrations would come to life in the form of water colored lithographs for subscribers. The high quality paper was made by a paper maker.

Next to create a lithograph, the process by which a limestone piece was drawn upon with a sort of a greasy crayon. The slab of limestone was then dipped into nitric acid which burnt away parts not under the greasy crayon.  The slab of limestone was wiped off and inked up, then watercolors could be professionally added.

Loons: Hand Colored Antique Lithographs & Engravings.

Water Birds! Loons hand colored lithographs engravings. To hear the loon calling, something you’ll remember always. Water Birds ~ Loons… Here is an assortment of old engravings and lithographs, some are hand colored. The ornithological illustrations were executed by various early Ornithologists including Buffon, Meyers, Studer, Edwards, Dresser and Morris. Click here to contact us.

Miniature Antique Kingfisher Engravings by Compte de Buffon c.1800.

These beautiful miniature antique prints of kingfishers came from a rare German edition of Compte de Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle, which was published from c.1770-1820. Each hand colored copper plate engraving is in very good condition and miniature measuring only 4 x 6 1/2.” Each piece has double archival matting to 8×10.” Priced at $125. each or 3 or more at $100. each, please call Anne at 413-24-4197 for personalized service.

Each piece has double archival matting to 8×10.” Priced at $125. each or 3 or more at $100. each, please call Anne at 413-24-4197 for personalized service.

Buffon Hand Colored Water Birds, Framed

Water Birds, Buffon hand colored shore birds framed. These small framed hand colored engravings of water birds are lovely. This is the work of George Leclerc Compte de Buffon. A rare German edition of Buffon’s. Published from 1770-1805. These are water colored copper plate engravings on hand made hand laid linen rag. Framed in rag, under UV glass. Each framed print measures @ 10×12″ and are priced at $235. each, free U.S. shipping on two or more. Click here to contact us.

Mark Catesby & Dr. Seligmann Water Birds Hand Colored Engravings

Mark Catesby hand colored engravings. This famous work is of special interest as it is one of the few works published on North American species of birds and foliage they require. Too poor to have a separate illustration for the bird from the foliage, Mark Catesby’s work is now classic, iconic on the subject. Catesby was in the Carolinas, Virginia, Florida and the Bahamas in the 1730’s. The Seligmann Edition was published from 1771-1776 in Amsterdam. These stunning hand water colored copper plate engravings were printed onto rag paper. The hand coloring was added at the time of production. Each old print measures about 10 1/4 x 17″ though there are a few that are 9 1/2 x 15 1/2″ Click here to contact us.

Mark Catesby Sand Hill Crane
Mark Catesby Sand Hill Crane $1200.

Ridgeway Water Bird Illustrations of North American Species of Birds… JL Ridgeway birds are sought after by North American birders, partly because the illustrations include the environment the birds would be seen in, in nature. Included in the selection is the Great Blue heron, Belted Kingfisher, Wood Duck,   Dowitcher, Yellow Legs, and the English Snipe. These old photolithographs were printed in the early days of photo mechanical printing c.1900. It was an off set printing method. Each color was applied in a separate process photographically. They are affordable images of North American species of birds. There were not many books published on North America birds from 1830-1900.    Nice coloration and lovely scenic backgrounds.  Each antique print measures 9 1/2 x 12″,  is in good condition, and has strong colors. Click here to contact us. 

I hope you have enjoyed viewing my collections of Water Birds by John Gould & others!

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We have a great antique ornithology prints for sale! hand colored lithographs, hand colored engravings, Chromo litho lithographs. Antique Water Bird Prints of all kinds of water fowl including old engravings and lithographs produced by many ornithologists including, John Gould, Francois Martinet, Cornelius Nozeman, John Prideaux Selby, Thomas Pennant, and Buffon. Antique swan prints and antique heron prints. Antique hand colored lithographs of ducks and swans, egrets and herons by John Gould, Martinet and other early ornithologists! Old prints produced by Buffon, Martinet, Gould, Selby, Pennant, Nozeman and other early ornitholigists! Some of these old prints date from the mid 1600’s to about 1900. Some of the water birds include king fishers, egrets and herons, swans and ducks. These are antique engravings and lithographs. As always, buy with confidence, these prints are in very good condition… at Anne Hall Antique Prints!

Contact Anne for personalized service: Call: 413-245-4197 Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com

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