Antique Prints of Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales

View this selection of our prints of dolphins, porpoises and whales. Each historical print is illustrated.
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Prints are in Very Good condition unless otherwise noted.

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"Animalium Mar. Ordo XII." Page 166

"Balaena vera Rondeletio:::"

German: Hogerwal

Woodcut. Published in "Historia animalism lib.IV qui set de piscium et aquatalium nature".

By Conrad Gessner (1515-1565)

Zurich, 1558

Above this woodcut a woodcut of a bizarre mythical creature, half animal, half sea monster ("Indian serpent"). Brethmechin mythical creeature. Text for it begins page 165

Condition: Paper had a fold at printing time which led to wrinkled and enlarged page size in upper right corner. (see scan). Only minimal other traces of age and use.. Reverse side has text print and a little woodcut.

Page size 34 x 22 cm (ca. 13.4 x 8.7")

$ 160.00

Order Nr. DOLPHIN/WHALES252706


"Shoal of Whales in the Solway Firth"

Wood engraving published 1855. Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.

12 x 23 cm ( 4.7 x 9 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252439


"La Baleine"

Steel engraving by Beyer after Eduord Travies ca 1855.
Attractive original hand coloring.. Minor signs of age and use.

Page size: 16.2 x 25.5 cm ( 6.3 x 10 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE239647 SOLD


No Titles

Two wood engravings of whales published 1869.
Each image is on a page of text about whales and dolphins.
The text continues on the reverse sides of each page. On the reverse side
of one of the pages is a third image of a whale.

Minor signs of age and use.

Page size: 25 x 15.5 cm ( 9.8 x 6.1")

Price for the two pages: $ 40.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE255341


"Peche de la Balerine au Spitzberg" (Norway)

Steel engraving by Boys, 1840.

Image: 8 x 14 cm ( 3.1x 5.5")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE254657


"Indischer Dugung"

"Der Wallfisch"

Fine lithograph ca 1850. Anonymous. Very good condition.

Page size: 25.5 x 35 cm ( 10 x 13.7")
Length of Dugung; 24 cm ( 9.4")
Length of whale: 22.2 cm ( 8.6")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE253102


"Der Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)"

Wood engraving 1875. Reverse side is printed.

5.5 x 9 cm ( 2.2 x 3.5 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252445


No title.

Copper engraving ca 1780. A few signs of age and use.

7.5 x 21.5 cm ( 2.9 x 8.4 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252441


Nantucket

"Peche aux Dauphins Dans L'Ile De Nantucket"

Wood engraving ca 1875. Reverse side is printed.

14 x 20 cm ( 5.5 x 7.8 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE250746 SOLD


"Das Meer an einer Steilkueste der gemaesigten Zone" ( the sea in a temperate region )
"In der Vordergrund Delphine, in der Luft Moeven " ( in the voreground delphins, in the air seagulls )

Chromolithograph after a watercolor by Wilhelm Kuhnert, 1902.
Vertical centerfold to fit original bok size.

Image: 20 x 32 cm ( 7.8 x 12.5 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE245182 SOLD


"Das Harpunieren des Pottfisches"

Wood engraving published ca 1880. On the reverse side is unrelated text.
Overall natural age toning.

Image: 13 x 19 cm ( 5.1 x 7.4 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHAL252744


"Wale"

"Delphin (Delphinus dolphis) Dugong (Hallicore Dugong)"
"Pottwal (Catodon macrocephalus) Nordischer Schnabelwal (Finnfisch Pysalus antiquorum)"

Wood engravings published ca 1890. Vertical centerfold.

Image: 19.5 x 26 cm ( 7.6 x 10.2")

$ 45.00

<<<order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252797


"Le Physale Cylindrique"

Steel engraving by Beyer after Eduord Travies ca 1855.
Attractive original hand coloring.. Minor signs of age and use.

Page size: 16.2 x 25.5 cm ( 6.3 x 10 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE239645 SOLD


 

Three sea animals titled: „A Sea Monster from

Marchais", „ A Guinea Porpoise or Marsuouin from

Barbot", „The Beccals or Sea Woodcock from Marchais".

Copper etching by G. Child. Ca. 1730.

Clean. Some age toning. A bit wrinkled in margins.

14 x 22 cm (5.5 x 8.7")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE6876SOLD


"Fang eines Potwals"

Wood engraving ca 1875. On the reverse side is a partial article about
sperm whale fishing. Right margin is narrow.

17.5 x 26.7 cm ( 6.9 x 19.5 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252442


"An Esquimaux in his Canoe of Whalebone"

Copper engraving by Jean-Nicolas Bellin ca 1760.
Minor signs of age and use in margins.

Image: 14.5 x 12 cm (5.5 x 4.7 '')

$ 60.00 minus 40% Discount = $ 36.00

Order Nr.ESKIMO255347


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"The Porpoise"

Wood engraving published 1855. On the reverse side is partial text about the porpoise.

11 x 14 cm ( 4.3 x 5.5 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252443


"Meerfische und Schalentiere"

Copper engraving ca 1750. Rare!

The lower right part of the print is dirty. A few creases in image.

Image 13 x 8 cm ( 5.1 x 3.1")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252444


"Hochjagd auf dem Ozean"
( high hunting on the ocean )

Four pages of an article by Reinhold Werner with 8 wood engraving images.

Published 1893. Both sides of each page tell about the early days of whaling
in various parts of the world.

The pages have a few spots and show signs of age and use.

Page size: 25 x 18 cm ( 9.8 x 7")

Price for the 4 pages: $ 55.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252751


"La Cachalot Macrocephale"

Steel engraving by Beyer after Eduord Travies ca 1855.
Attractive original hand coloring..Light toning on margin edges.

Page size: 15.5 x 25.5 cm ( 6. x 10 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE239644SOLD


"Walfischfang"

Image: 8 x 10.5 cm ( 3.1 x 4.1")
Page size: 20 x 13 cm ( 7.8 x 5.1")

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"Walfisch im wuetenden Kampfe"

Image: 7 x 10.5 cm ( 2.7 x 4.1")

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"Pottwal bei der Tod und Berderden bringenden Abwehr seiner angreifer"

Image: 8 x 10.5 cm ( 3.1 x 4.1") Small piece of text on lower page missing.

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3 pages with text and wood engravings of whale fishing.
Published 1892. Text on both sides of pages.

Price for the three pges: $ 60.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE254194


Upper images: Light producing apparatus - Spermaceti Whale: prparation for "flencing".
Middle image: "Harpooning the whale in the Artics Seas, for Lamp-oil and whaling harpoons"
Lower images: "Viginia myrtle yielding wax, Arachis nut yielding West Indian Oil,
Sesamum yielding Persian Oil"

Wood engravings published ca 1880. Unrelated text on reverse side.
Minor signs of age and use.

Page size: 35 x 24 cm (13.7 x 9.4"

$ 60.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINEWHALE253777


Upper image: "Finnfisch"
Middle image: "Schaedel des Walfisches (Balena mysticetus)"
Lower image: "Potfisch"

Wood engravigs published 1875. In the lower right corner is part of an
article about whales. Unrelated text on reverse side.

Page size: 26 x 19.5 cm ( 10.2 x 7.6")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE253613


Balenoplera Physalus Finfisch Halormostzit

Monodon monoceros Gemeiner Narval Kozoseges Narval

Lithograph , ca 1830
Light browning on margin edges. Small crease in lower left margin corner.

Page size: 22.8 x 36.4 cm ( 8.9 x 14.3 ")

Order Nr.DOLPHINWHALE6834 SOLD


"Waltiere"

1. Narwal (monodon monoceros)
2. Gemeiner Delphin (Delphinus delphis)
3. Nordischer Finnwal (Balaenoptera boops)
4. Gemeiner Wal (Balaena mysticetus)

Wood engravings published ca 1885.

21.5 x 13.5 cm (8.4 x 5.3")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252722


"Globusphalus of Risso"

Steel engraving in original hand coloring by Lizars after J. Stewart. From "Naturalist´s Library", ca 1860.
Print has overall natural age toning and creasing on bottom edge.

Image: 9 x 14 cm (3.5 x 5.5 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252721


"Whale Fishing"

Wood engraving published 1855. On the reverse side is text about whaling.

11.5 x 17 cm ( 4.5 x 6.6 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252446


"Cetacean Animal Recently Cast on the Kentish Coast, Near Whitstable"

Wood engraving ca 1875. Reverse side is printed.

11 x 15 cm ( 4.3 x 5.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252440


"In der Meerenge von Gibraltar"

Wood engraving ca 1875. Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.
Overall light natural age toning.

17 x 24.5 cm ( 6.6 x 9.6 ")

$30.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252447


 

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