Antique Prints of Sea Creatures

A selection of our historical prints of sealife. Please contact us if you are looking for special material about sealife. The prints have wider margins than shown below. All prints have light age toning and minor signs of use which are characteristic of old prints and are in good condition unless otherwise noted.

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"Lebende Riffkorallen"

Attractive chromolithograph after E. v. Ransonnet, 1980.

13 x 20 cm ( 5.1 x 7.8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245645


Les Illuminations de la mer

"Les Illuminations de la mer"

Wood engraving by Nouvelle and Poussielgue 1869.
Reverse side is printed. Small repair on left margin edge.

15.5 x 23.5 cm ( 6.1 x 9.2 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SHIP240370


Upper image: "Kornblumenqualle"
Lower image: "Wurzelmundqualle"

Wood engravings 1904. To the left of the image and continuing on the reverse side is
an article in German about Acalephae ( jelly fish ).

Size of the two images: 16 x 5.5 cm ( 6.2 x 2.1 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE246729


"Typen jetzt lebender australischer Korallen"
"1. Madrepora divaricata. 2. Cubipora musica ( Orgelpfeiffen Koralle ) 3. Porites Astraeoides.
4. Fungia crassirentaculata"

Wood engraving after Saville-Kent prnted in color, 1904.

Page size: 26 x 18 cm ( 10.2 x 7 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE246298


"Histoire Naturelle, Polypiers"

Copper etching published in "Histoire Naturelle", ca 1750 in Paris.

32 x 20.5 cm ( 12.5 x 8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE240311


"Crustacea. Genus Cancer"

Copper engraving by Milton. Dated October 1, 1817. Attractive hand coloring.
Minor creases on left margin edge.

27 x 20.7 cm ( 10.6 x 8.1 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. SHELL 9209


No title.

Lithograph published by C. Schach in Stuttgart. Dated 1845. Fine, original hand coloring.
Light print imprint from previous page visible.

Page size: 25.9 x 22.2 cm ( 10.1 x 8.7 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE9656


The Corals We Collected

Wood engraving ca 1870.

17 x 10.7 cm ( 6.6 x 4.2 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. SEA9638


"Pagure Viellard:, Pagure Sancuinolent. Pagure Mouchete"

Very fine lithograph by Couiant after Bevelet ca 1860. Exquisite original hand coloring.
A few minor signs of age and use.

32 x 23 cm ( 12.5 x 9 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245163


No title.

Copper engraving ca 1780. Original hand coloring.
In the upper left is the rest of a collector's stamp. Very minor crease in upper left.

8.2 x 14.5 cm ( 3.2 x 5.7 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245157


" ( Le crab tourteau )"

Wood engraving 1844. Above and below the image is text about crabs that continues on the
reverse side. Minor signs of age.

Page size: 26 x 17 cm ( 10.2 x 2.7 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245868


Animalium Mar

Copper etching by Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-1577).
Published 1571.

Modern hand coloring.
Backside is printed and has more images
of crabs that are not colored.
Small repaired tears in upper corners.
Small wormhole in image.

34 x 22.5 ( 13.3 x 8.8 ")

Order Nr. SEA9609SOLD

"Valuable Addition to the Aquarium"

"Tom (who has had a very sucessful day) presents his sisters with a fine specimen if the Cuttle-Fish (Octopus vulgaris)."

Wood engraving from "Punch" ca 1890. Narrow margins. Backside is printed.

12 x 17.2 cm ( 4.7 x 6.7 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SEA9623


Histoire Naturelle, Oursins

Copper etching by Benard after Martinet for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Light browning on margin edges.

32 x 20.6 cm ( 12.5 x 8.1 ")

$ 180.00

Order Nr. SEA9600


Histoire Naturelle, Fig. 1. et 2. Oursins.
Fig. 3, 4 et 5. Plumes de Mer.

Copper etching published in "Histoire Naturelle", 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Fraying on left margin edge from binding.

32.3 x 20.5 cm ( 12.7 x 8.1 ")

$ 180.00

Order Nr. SEA9602


Fig. 1. La Lmproye. Fig. 2. Le Serpent Marin. Fig 3. La Trompette De Mer

Copper etching by Benard after Martinet for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Binding marks on left margin edge.

31.5 x 20 cm ( 12.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. SEA9617


"The Seahorse"

Wood engraving 1844. On the reverse side is an image of a sting-ray that is partially visible.

Height of seahorse: 11.3 cm ( 4.4 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245170


No title.

Fine etching ca 1780. Original hand coloring.
Small colloector's stamp on reverse side.

Length of worm: 16 cm ( 6.2 ")
Page size: 22.5 x 13.5 cm ( 8.8 x 5.3 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245156


No title.

Fine etching ca 1780. Original hand coloring.
Small colloector's stamp on reverse side.

Length of worm: 13.5 cm ( 5.3")
Page size: 22.5 x 13.5 cm ( 8.8 x 5.3 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245159


No title.

Fine etching ca 1780. Original hand coloring.
Small colloector's stamp on reverse side.

Length of worm: 19 cm ( 7.4 ")
Page size: 22.5 x 13.5 cm ( 8.8 x 5.3 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245160


No title.

Fine etching ca 1780. Original hand coloring.
Small colloector's stamp on reverse side.

Length of animal: 13 cm ( 5.1")
Page size: 22.5 x 13.5 cm ( 8.8 x 5.3 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245158


Reverse side:

"Stachelhaeuter I and Stachelhaeuter II"

Wood engravings 1895. Below each image is the name in German and Latin.
Light crease in left margin.

Page size: 24 x 15 cm ( 9.4 x 5.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE246223


"Different Species of Alcyonium"

Copper engraving by J. Pass dated 1807. Original hand coloring.

Hardly visible fold lines to fit original book size.

23 x 18 cm ( 9 x 7 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245161


"Great Pipe or Bill Fish. Syngnatus acus. Sea Horse Hippocampus antiquorum"

Wood engraving 1875. Reverse side is printed.

10 x 12.5 cm ( 3.9 x 4.9 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245431


"The Lobster"

Etching made after a drawing by Davidson Knowles ca 1880.

22.5 x 17 cm ( 8.8 x 6.6 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245167


"Darstellung eines Ammoniten und eines fossilen Krebses aus der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts."

Wood engraving printed in color 1904.

Page size: 22 x 17 cm ( 8.6 x 6.6 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. GEOLOGY246319


"Riffkoralle, Madropora palmata ( nach Agassiz )" ( coral fossils )

Wood engraving 1890. Reverse side is printed.

14 x 9.2 cm ( 5.5 cm x 3.6 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE244936


No Title.

Wood engravings 1875. On the reverse side is text in English about jellyfish.
Light browning of margin edges.

Page size: 33.5 x 24.5 cm ( 13.1 x 9.6 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245297


No Title.

Wood engravings 1875. On the reverse side is text in English about the creatures shown.
Light browning of margin edges.

Page size: 33.5 x 24.5 cm ( 13.1 x 9.6 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245296


"Schwimmpolypen"

Decorative print. The numbers in the image correspond to the names given below the image.
Printed in color 1895. Left margin is narrow.

20.5 x 13.5 cm ( 8 x 5.3 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE244866


"Actinien-Fuetterung im Aquarium"

Wood engraving after Conrad Siemenroth, ca 1880.
Backside is printed. Overall age-toning.

16.7 x 26.5 cm ( 6.5 x 10.4 ")

Order Nr. SEA9626 SOLD


" 1. & 2. Sea Urchins, 3. Crocodiles Egg"

Copper engraving by Kearney, 1825.

15.7 x 8.7 cm ( 6.1 x 3.4 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE244595


"1. Polypus, 2 & 3. Nautilus. 4. Sea Urchin, 5. Cuttle Fish, 6. Shell of Nautilus"

Copper engraving by Kearney, 1825. Small, repaired tear in title.

15.7 x 8.7 cm ( 6.1 x 3.4 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE246554


No title.

Lithograph published by C. Schach in Stuttgart ca 1850. Original hand coloring.
A few light spots. Initial stamp in lower right corner. Light imprinted from previous page.

26 x 19.5 cm ( 10.2 x 7.6 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. SEA9637

Zoophytes.

Genus Alcyonium - Genus Spongia

Copper engraving by Milton, dated Nov. 1, 1808.
Modern hand coloring.

27 x 20.5 cm ( 10.6 x 8 "9

$ 65.00

Order Nr. SEA 9604

No Title

Chromolithograph, ca 1890.
Light browning on margin edges.

31.3 x 22 cm ( 12.3 x 8.6 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SEA9618


"Gewuerme (Borstenfuessler)"

Detailed etching with original hand coloring ca 1840. Below the image are the Latin and German names.

18.5 x 25 cm ( 7.2 x 9.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245162


"Crabe tourteau devorant un Bernard l'ermite depouille de sa coquille."

Wood engraving ca 1875. Reverse side is printed.

12.5 x 12.5 cm ( 4.9 x 4.9 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245166


"L'hippocampe pointille"

Wood engraving dated 1871. Below the image and on the reverse side is text
in French about sea horses.

Image: 13.5 x 14.5 cm ( 5.3 x 5.7 ")

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245023 SOLD


Sea Anemones

Chromolithograph published by Selmar Hess, 1898 in New York.
Lithograph is mounted on backing. Wide margins.
Browning on right margin edge.
Repaired tear in upper left margin corner.

20.5 x 13.5 cm ( 8 x 5.3 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SEA9619


"Tiefseeleben" ( Deep sea life )

Wood engraving ca 1895. Vertical centerfold. Light age toning.

19 x 25.5 cm ( 7.4 x 10 ")

Order Nr. SEACREATURE244020 SOLD


No Title

images: Violet snail, pounce b

Bone, Cuttle Fish, Barnacles, Sea Blubber, Gulf Crab, Calamary or Squid, Sallee Man, Nautilus, Whales Food, Argonant, Portuguese Man of War.

Toned lithograph ca 1860. Light scattered spotting. Three small stains on upper margin corner. Repaired tear on right margin edge.

18.6 x 24 cm ( 7.3 x 9.4 ")

Order Nr. SEA9648 SOLD


"L'Hippocampe, L'Epine double, Le Dragon, Le Spatule"

Copper etching by Scattaglia from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.

Print is in very good condition.

23 x 16 cm ( 9 x 6.2 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE243789


"L'Aiguillette serpant"

Wood engraving dated 1871. Below the image and on the reverse side is text in French about these creatures of the sea.

Image: 17 x 14.5 cm ( 6.6 x 5.7 ")

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245067 SOLD


Walzen Kracken

Lithograph by C. Schach after Conr. Kull, ca 1840 from "Oken's Allgemeine Naturgeschichte". Original hand coloring.
Print has a few very minor spots. Several thin creases in lower left corner.

22.2 x 29.5 cm ( 8.7 x 11.6 ")

$ 70.00

Ordr Nr. SEA9650


Schulter - Muschelen

Lithograph by C. Schach after Conr. Kull, ca 1840 from "Oken's Allgemeine Naturgeschichte". Original hand coloring.
Print has asmall spot on left margin and some light smudging in margins.

29 x 22.4 cm ( 11.4 x 8.8 ")

$ 85.00

Order Nr. SEA9649


Polypen

Lithograph by C. Schach after Conr. Kull, ca 1840 from "Oken's Allgemeine Naturgeschichte". Original hand coloring.
Print has a few very minor spots and some smudging in lower left margin corner.

22.6 x 29.6 cm ( 8.8 x 11.6 ")

$ 85.00

Order Nr. SEA9652


Hut - Quallen

Lithograph by C. Schach after Conr. Kull, ca 1840 from "Oken's Allgemeine Naturgeschichte". Original hand coloring.
Small spot in left margin and a few minor scattered spots. Smudging in lower right margin corner.
Tiny repaired tear on right margin edge.

29.5 x 22.8 cm ( 11.6 x 8.9 ")

$ 85.00

Order nr. SEA9653


"Madrepora Korallen Riff and der Kueste von Australien"

Chromolithograph made after a watercolor painting by Georg Hoffmann, 1902.
Vertical centerfold to fit original book size.

Image: 19.5 x 31.5 c ( 7.6 x 12.4 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. AUSTRALIA245137


1. Snake-Pipefish, 2. Worm Pipefish.
3. Straight-Nosed Pipefish. 4. Hippocampus.

Lithograph ca 1855. Original hand coloring.

Page size: 17 x 25 cm ( 6.7 x 9.8 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SEA9665


The Short-Nosed Seahorse (Hippocampus Brevirostris) in the Gardens of the Zoological Society, Regents Park.

Wood engraving by Pearson dated 1850.

12.4 x 15.5 cm ( 4.9 x 6.1 ")

Order Nr. SEA96660 SOLD


"Coelenteraten"
Detailed wood engraving published 1875 with various types of coral. On the reverse side are images
of jellyfish ( physalia utriculus, cassiopea andromeda, rhizotoma aldrovandi and others ).

Page size: 28 x 21 cm ( 11 x 8.2 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245171


Sepiola - Sepiola Atlantica

Wood engraving ca 1885. Reverse side is printed.

10.2 x 12 cm ( 4 x 4.7 ")

Order Nr. SEACREATURE235230 SOLD


1. Spirule. 2. Spondyle. 3. Spongodium. 4. Squale (Requin)

Wood engraving after E. Guerin ca 1840. Very attractive original hand coloring.

Page size: 28 x 18 cm ( 11 x 7 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. FISH234872


No title.

Wood engraving dated 1852. Very fine original hand coloring.
Extra page of text included. In the text are the following names of the shells and sea creatures:
Chama Lazarus, MilleporeAnthophyllum, Turritelle, Spondylus americanus, serpula, sea tulips, Astrea sexradiata, Arca, Plagiostoma.

Page size: 25.9 x 22.2 cm ( 10.1 x 8.7 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. SHELL9239


Polypiers

Copper etching for Martinet from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.

31.5 x 20 cm ( 12.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SEA9644


Polypiers

Copper etching for Martinet from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.

31.5 x 20 cm ( 12.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SEA9646


Fucus

Copper etching for Martinet from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.

31.5 x 20 cm ( 12.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SEA9647


Granchio di Fiumi

Granchio Marino

Woodcut by Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-1577).
Published 1571. Reverse side is printed with text in Italian.
Fine, recent hand coloring. Some light scattered spotting and light browning in lower image.
400 years have left their signs of age!

Page size: 35.5 x 23.5 cm ( 13.9 x 9.2 ")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. SEA9658


Telline

Woodcut by Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-1577).
Published 1571. Reverse side is printed with text in Italian and images of mussels.
Fine, recent hand coloring. Some light scattered spotting and a few creases.
400 years have left their signs of age!

Page size: 35.5 x 23.5 cm ( 13.9 x 9.2 ")

$ 130.00

Order Nr. SEA9660


Granciporo
Cancelli

Woodcuts by Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-1577).
Published 1571. Reverse side is printed with text in Italian and a colored Grancevola (Crab).
Fine, recent hand coloring. Some light scattered spotting and ceasing.
400 years have left their signs of age!

Page size: 35.5 x 23.5 cm ( 13.9 x 9.2 ")

$ 170.00

Order Nr. SEA9659


Chame

Woodcut by Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1500-1577).
Published 1571. Reverse side is printed with text in Italian.
Fine, recent hand coloring. Some light scattered spotting and light age toning.
400 years have left their signs of age!

Page size: 35.5 x 23.5 cm ( 13.9 x 9.2 ")

$ 170.00

Order Nr. SEA9662


Woodcut published ca 1585. Reverse side is printed with image and text in Latin.
Fine, recent hand coloring.
Good condition for a 400-year-old print!

Page size: 34 x 22 cm ( 13.3 x 8.6 ")

$ 170.00

Order Nr. SEA9661


Dentipora virginea, Palmipora alcicornis, Favosites Gothlandica, Stromatpora subconcentrica, gemmipora meterina, Helipora coerulea, Porites clavaria, Animal of cladipora cespitosa, Terebellaria Tamossinia, Alvecpora retepora, Madrepora abrotanoldes.

Wood engravings ca 1875. The backside has an incomplete text in English about corals.
A few light spots.

Page size: 34.5 x 24.5 cm ( 13.5 x 9.6 ")

$ 45.00

Order NR. SEA9641


Stentor - Stentor polymorphus
(Two hundred times enlarged.)

Wood engraving ca 1885. Reverse side is printed
with article about Stentor.

19.5 x 7.5 cm ( 7.6 x 2.9 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE235233


Argonauta

Wood engraving 1844.
Backside print lightly visible on frontside.

12.5 x 11 cm ( 4.9 x 4.3 ")

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245168


Crabs and Shells

No Title

Wood engraving with tone printing and finished with hand coloring. Published by
Hochdanz in Stuttgart, dated 1866.

21 x 16.3 cm ( 8.2 x 6.4 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE9608


"Strahlinge"

Wood engraving 1895. Below the images are the names in Latin of the sea creatures.
Print has vertical centerfold.

Image without text: 20 x 27.5 cm ( 7.8 x 10.6 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE246226


Sea Horse. Hippocampus brevirostris. Great Pipe or Bill-Fish. Syngnatus acus.

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed with an image of a Sun Fish.

10.1 x 12.6 cm ( 4 x 5 ")

Order Nr. SEACREATURE9664 SOLD


1. Labophyllia 3. Universibrancha"
"2. Cuvieria 4. Physsophora"

Steel engraving 1837.

Image: 14.2 x 9 cm ( 5,5 x 3.5 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE243291


"Salpa, Pyrosoma, Ascidia, Diazona, Balanus, Crania, Terbratula, Linguia, Otion Lepus"

Steel engraving by Kull and Schillinger from "Oken´s Allgemeine Naturgeschichte V. Zoologie", ca 1850.
Crease in lower left corner.. On the left side is a repaired tear ( 8 cm )

22 x 29 cm ( 8.6 x 11.4 ")

Order Nr. SEACREATURE242363 SOLD


"Rotwuermer"

"Spio, Nereis, Amphinome, Eunice, Aprodite, Terebella, Sabella, Cirratulus, Eumolpe, Serpula, Amphitrite"

Steel engraving by Kull from "Oken´s Allgemeine Naturgeschichte V. Zoologie", ca 1850.
Light spot in lower left margin corner.

22.5 x 29 cm ( 8.8 x 11.4 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE242361.


"Walzenwuermer"

Borlasia, Siphunculus, Holothuria, Echinus"

Steel engraving from "Oken´s Allgemeine Naturgeschichte V. Zoologie", ca 1850.
Repaired tear in upper right margin corner. Small repaired tear in left margin.

22 x 25.5 cm ( 8.6 x 10")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE242360


"Hut - Quallen"

Steel engraving by C. Schuck from "Oken´s Allgemeine Naturgeschichte V. Zoologie", ca 1850.
Very fine original hand coloring. A few spots and smudging in margins.

29.5 x 22.5 cm ( 11.6 x 8.8 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE241187


"Polypen"
"Zunft, Hydra Coryne, Tubularia, Sertularia, Plumatella, Aplidium, Synoicum, Gorgonia, Penatula, Xenia, Tubipora, Millepora, Madrepora, Zoantha, Actinia"

Steel engraving by Loeffler from "Oken´s Allgemeine Naturgeschichte V. Zoologie", ca 1850.
Very fine original hand coloring. A few spots and smudging in margins. Crease in lower left corner.

22.5 x 29.5 cm ( 8.8 x 11.6 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE241239


"Blasenquallen"
"Diphyes, Abyla, Eudoxia, Stephanomia, Physalia, Porpita, Rataria, Vella"

Steel engraving by Schach from "Oken´s Allgemeine Naturgeschichte V. Zoologie", ca 1850.
Very fine original hand coloring. A few spots and smudging in margins. Minor creases.

22 x 29.5 cm ( 8.5 x 11.6 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE241238


"Rippen - Quallen"
"Eucharis, Beroe, Medea, Cestum, Callianira, Axiotoma, Calymma, Meinoe, Oeyrrhoe"

Steel engraving by Schach from "Oken´s Allgemeine Naturgeschichte V. Zoologie", ca 1850.
Very fine original hand coloring. A few spots and smudging in margins. C Minor creases.

22.5 x 29.5 cm ( 8.8 x 11.6 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE241186


"Les Anatifes" ( Barnacles, Seepocke)

Wood engraving printed 1874. Above and below image is an article ( in French) about
barnacles that continues on the reverse side.

18.5 x 12.5 cm ( 7.2 x 4.9 ")

Order Nr. SEACREATURE240523 SOLD


"Animaux Luciferes de l'Ocean"
"1. Rhizostoma"
"2. Berenice"
"3. Monophora"
"4. Salpa"

Steel engraving ca 1850.

14.5 x 8.7 cm ( 5.7 x 3.4 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE241416


FOSSILE ZOOLOGIE
Ichthyosaurus Intermedins, Plesiosaurus Dolichodeirus, Ichthyosaurus Communis.

Steel engraving from Kleinknecht ca 1850.
Binding fold in upper margin. Black ink stamp in upper right corner. Tiny worm hole in upper right.

Length of middle creature: 18 cm ( 7")
Page size: 16 x 24.5 cm ( 6.2 x 9.6 ")

$ 45.00

Order nr. SEACREATURE9655


Arm-Krachen

Copper engraving from Okens "Allgemeine Naturgeschichte für alle Stände" published from 1833-1845.
Print has some light spotting and browning in margins. One small spot in image.

21.5 x 29.5 cm ( 8.4 x 11.6 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE9654


"Tintenfish"
( Nautilis pompilius, Sepia officialis, Octopus vulgaris, Argonauta argo )

Chromolithograph ca 1880. Minor signs of age and use.

26.2 x 17.5 c ( 10.3 x 6.8 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE240943


"Gorgonia"

"The Gorgeous Verrucosa"

Copper engraving dated 1806. Original hand coloring.
A few light spots and creases. Minor signs of age and use.

22 x 15 cm ( 8.6 x 5.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245282


No title.

Fine lithograph by Schach in Stuttgart, dated 1845. Original hand coloring.

Page size: 25 x 20 cm ( 9.8 x 7.8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245298


No title.

Fine lithograph by Schach in Stuttgart, dated 1843. Original hand coloring.

Page size: 25 x 20 cm ( 9.8 x 7.8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE245283


Cellaria Salicornia, Acamarchis neritina, Unice laria chelata, Cellia loricata, Menipaea hyalina, Eschara follacea, Cabertea dichotoma, canda arachnoidea, Gemmicellaria bursaria, Audonea folifera, Cellepora pumicosa.

Wood engravings ca 1875. The backside has an incomplete text in English about corals.
A few light spots.

Page size: 34.5 x 24.5 cm ( 13.5 x 9.6 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE9642


Campanularia volubilis, Umbellularia encrinus, Horsetail coral, Hetropora crytopora, Plumularia pluma, Virgularia mirablis, Plumatella crisata, Red coral, Primnoa lepadfiera, Pennatula grissa, Hornera frondiculata, Dynamea operculata.

Wood engravings ca 1875. The backside has an incomplete text in English about corals.
A few light spots.

Page size: 34.5 x 24.5 cm ( 13.5 x 9.6 ")

$ 45.00

Order NR. SEACREATURE9643


Polypiers

Copper etching for Martinet from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.

30.5 x 19.5 cm ( 12 x 7.6 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE9631


Polypiers

Copper etching for Martinet from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.

30.5 x 19.5 cm ( 12 x 7.6 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. SEA9632


Polypiers

Copper etching for Martinet from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.

32.5 x 20.7 cm ( 12.8 x 8.1")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. SEA9633


Polypiers

Copper etching for Martinet from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.

31.5 x 20.5 cm ( 12.4 x 8 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. SEA9628


Polypiers

Copper etching for Martinet from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.

31.5 x 20 cm ( 12.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. SEA9630


Korallen auf dem Meeresboden

10.7 x 9 cm ( 4.2 x 3.5 ")

Backside:

Die Edelkoralle (Corallium rubrum)

6 x 5 cm ( 2.5 x 1.9 ")

Wood engravings ca 1875. Some light spotting in margins and text.

Order Nr. SEA9640 SOLD


Devonshire Cup-Coral, Endive Coral, Tuft Coral, Tree Coral

7.4 x 12.2 cm ( 2.9 x 4.8 ")

Backside:

Gorgonia flabellum, Tubipora syringa, Corallium fecunum, Corallium nobile.

10 x 12.5 cm (3.9 x 4.9 ")

Wood engravings ca 1875. Light stain on margin edge.

Order Nr. SEA9639SOLD


Bei den italienischen Korallenhaenlern.
(By Italian coral dealers)

Wood engraving ca 1870.
Backside is printed. Narrow margins.

11.3 x 9.3 cm ( 4.4 x 3.6 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SEA9636


Coelenteraten

LochKoralle (Porites furcata Lamk.), Hirnkoralle (Maeandrina cerebrisormis Lamk.), Edelkoralle (Corallium rubrum), Pilzkoralle (Fungia echinata), Venusfaechel (Gorgonia flabellum), Phyllactis praetexta Dana.

Narrow left margin.

Backside:

Praya diphyes Blainv., Cassiopea Andromeda Tiles, Die Galeere, Rhizostoma Cuvieri, Rhizotoma Aldrovandi Peron.

Wood engravings ca 1875.

Page size: 29.5 x 20.2 cm ( 11.6 x 7.9 ")

Order Nr. SEA9635 SOLD


Red Coral and Eight-Armed Cuttle

19.7 x 12.5 cm ( 7.7 x 4.9 ")

Order nr. SEA9645 SOLD

Mark Catesby

Mark Catesby, ( 1682 - 1749 ) was born in England. His first extended journey to the Southeast of the United States of North America took place between 1712 and 1719. He was an artist with a sharp observing eye and began to depict animals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants which he later published in London as Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands. This illustrative and zoologically and biologically exact work was the first important rendering in this field. It was then as much admired as it is in our time. After returning to England he won important and well to do people as sponsors for his work. He returned to America in 1722 and onward to Bermuda in 1725. He collected specimen of plants and animals and sketched what he saw. He learned the craft of engraving and made copper etchings for his publication. He began publishing his significant Natural History in 1731, thus becoming the first to publish a serious, scientific rendering of American flora and fauna. Catesby finished the mentioned publication in 1747, two years before he died.

Our copper etchings, all in original hand coloring, are as decorative as they are scientific. Their folio size adds to the pleasure viewing them. Our plates stem from the 1754 edition. They are generally clean and well preserved. Any faults are individually mentioned.

A German edition of Mark Catesby's birds along with the birds of George Edwards was published by Johann Michael Seligman between 1749 and 1776 in Nuremberg. We do have some prints of this edition and show them here.

Page size: ca 34.5 x 51cm (13.5 x 20 ")
Some variation in page sizes.

Manghala arbor Curassavica folis Salignis
Frutex trifolius refinosus floribus tetra-petalis albis racemosis.

Repaired tear ( 11.7 cm ) in upper right margin ca 1 cm from plate border.
Right margin edge is frayed with some tiny tears.

$ 1500.00

Order Nr. CATESBY4503


"Meerwasser Aquarium"

Wood engraving 1894. At the bottom of the image are the numbered names of the sea
creatures in German and Latin. Vertical centerfold. Light age toning.

19 x 25 cm ( 7.4 x 9.8 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURE246826


"L'Ile est une oasis flottante, reposant
sur le branchage enchevêtré dÔun
arbre tout de corail"

Wood engraving published in Paris, 1868. Backside is printed.
Minimal spottin in margins.

12.5 x 8.7 cm ( 4.9 x 3.4 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. AUSTRALIA2428


No title. Many kinds of crabs.

Wood engraving ca 1875. On the reverse side is text in English about the many species shown.

34 x 25 cm ( 13.3 x 9.8 ")

Order Nr. SEACREATURES245165 SOLD


No title. Details of variuos sea animals.

Wood engraving ca 1875. On the reverse side is text in English about the many species shown.

34 x 25 cm ( 13.3 x 9.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SEACREATURES245164


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