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Large Austrian Whale Poster c.1900,  Bright Color Lithography!

Whale Poster Chromolithograph from c.1900. Huge. Stunning colors and condition.  Call 413-245-4197.  35 x 26″ image size. 39 wide x 28″ high, paper size.

Whale Poster Chromolithograph from c.1900. Austrian. Huge. Stunning colors and condition.
Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs! Whale Poster Chromolithograph from c.1900. Huge. Stunning colors and condition. $2200.       39 wide x 28″ high, paper size. 35 x 26″ image size.              Click here to buy now.


Fortunately, whales and whaling history commanded great attention in the seventeen, eighteen and nineteen hundreds. Naturalists brought to life with their depictions during the 17th, 18th and 19th Century in the form of book illustrations which were sold by subscription. The depictions were produced when whaling was so important to world commerce. Often the illustrations were drawn at the moments this historic events were taking place. Therefore we are pleased to offer this varied collection of old prints that is relevant and pertains to whaling history. We hope you enjoy our collection of Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Engravings!

Edouard Travies Whales. Framed Antique Hand Colored Lithographs from 1809-1865.

Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs.  These antique whale prints are hand colored lithographs, published by Furne for Edouard Travies in Paris in 1854.  Each piece was printed in black onto white paper from a limestone plate and finally finished in water colors by hand, with accents of Gum Arabic. All the artwork was that of Travies, 1809-1865. He is considered to be one of the best French artists of that time.



Whales by Gottlieb Wilhelm. Austrian Naturalist & Artist. Engravings from 1810-1821.

Antique whale prints by Wilhelm, 1810-1821. Austrian hand colored copper plate engravings. Each print measures about 8″ by 5″

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Assorted Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Whaling Engravings.

All of the images are genuine antique 18th and 19th Century Bookplates.  Assorted Whaling Scenes and Depiction of Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Engravings.


Lizars & Jardine Whales & Whaling Scenes: Original Antique Hand Colored Steel Plate Engravings.

Each antique engraving measures 4 x 6 3/4″. The color is bright and the paper is in unusually good condition, with almost no toning of the paper. Lizar’s was the famous Scotch engraving company that engraved the first 10 Elephant Folio prints for John James Audubon’s Birds of America and therefore acquired instant fame due to their accomplishments in the engraving trade.

These Antique Prints are Charming Steel Plate Engravings.  The water coloring illumination was applied by hand when they were produced in 1852. A steel plate was the hardest surface that could used in antique printing method.  A painstakingly amount of time and precision was needed when creating a steel plate engraving.  William Lizar’s firm located in Edinburgh, Scotland was proficient and in high demand for creating life like encyclopedic images of all of the natural history known at the time.

Once again it was a time of curiosity, finding new and undiscovered species.  It was almost a frenzy of curiosity in the least.  Sold by subscription for the masses to buy,  the immense series was published over a 40 year time period.  The water coloring was added at the time of production by a professional staff of water colorists.  Believe it or not one of the hardest things to come by in producing something like this would have been the paper on which to print them.

Whales: Hand Colored Lithographs of Whales Published in 1835:

Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs.   Hand Colored Whale Lithographs Published in Bruxelles, Belgium in 1835. These old whale prints were printed from limestone plates, known as lithographs, and hand colored at the time of production. These old whale lithographs measure 6×9″, a few I have double matted in rag to 9×12″. Here we have Balene whales, Humpback whales, Orca whales, Beluga whales and Narwhals!

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Whale Chromolithographs: Antique American and Archivally Framed in Burled Wood-

These antique whale chromolithographs were published in New York in 1880. Each and every color in these old whale prints was applied with an individual key stoned, limestone plate. Framed in rag. UV glass. Each piece measures 11×14″  Lead Time 2-3 weeks.  Sold as a set of three for $600.  Would you like a similar set?  Click here to contact us.

Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Whaling Engravings!

I hope you have enjoyed browsing my Whales: Historic Antique Lithographs and Hand Colored Whaling Engravings.  If you have questions please call 413-245-4197.  Let me know what you are interested in,  I would like to have your business.

Great genuine antiques… from Anne Hall Antique Prints. Thank you for browsing our gallery of Whales: historic antique lithographs and engravings. We sell only authentic old engravings and lithographs, produced in various countries, from the early 1600’s to 1900.  Antique prints of whaling are historically significant to whaling history. These antiques of whales and whaling documented world whaling history.  Period depictions and scenes of the whaling industry from the old days, are historically important in the 2020’s because they documented vital data.

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