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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"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


"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


"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


"Animalium Mar. Ordo XII." Page 180

Above: A Herill or Schweynwal - boar like whale sighted near the Orkney Ilslands…

Below: Ein Bartwal (Eutheria). Baleen whale

Two woodcuts on one page. Published in "Historia animalism lib.IV qui set de piscium et aquatalium nature". By Conrad Gessner (1515-1565)

Zurich, 1558

Bizarre depictions of whales, appearing to be sea monsters.

Condition. Only one tear in lower margin reaching the lowest text line. Other minor, really insignificant traces of age and use. Reverse side has text print.

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

Order Nr. DOLPHIN/WHALES252707SOLD


"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


"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


"Peche de 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 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE239646SOLD


"Animalium Mar. Ordo XII"

Page from "Historia animalium" by Conrad Gessner. Published in Zurich 1551-1558.

The images are woodcuts. Below is text in Latin. In the text are the names of the whales in Italian, Spanish, Gallice ( French ) and German.

In German they are named Sprutzwal or Wetterwal.

The reverse side is titled "De Cetis". There is text and an outline image of a whale with
the name Oryx. ( Orca ) The names of this whale are given in several languages.
In German it is named a Vasswal or Zuberwal. One of the names in Italian is Orca.

At the top of the page is a brown stain. Light creasing in lower left corner
and a small repair on upper margin edge. The printing is slightly diagonal.

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

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252072 SOLD


"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


"Common Whale 2. Narwhal or Sea Unicorn"

Copper engraving by G. B. Ellis, 1825.Small repair on upper whale's eye. Pinpoint hole in belly.

Image outer line: 9 x 16 cm ( 3.5 x 6.2 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE244630 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


"Seewesen"

Interesting steel engraving with scenes of whaling, sailing, herring fishing and rescue operations.

Published in Leipzig ca 1850. Minor spotting in margins. Tiny, repaired tear on lower margin edge.

Image size: 21.5 x 29.5 cm ( 8.4 x 11.6 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE239642 SOLD


Walfang Whaling

"Balaena ramis adigitur ad Navim - La Baleine est rameen Navire". Whaling.

French anonymous copper etching in the style of a "Vue d'Optique" (Peep-box engraving). Original typical boldhand coloring. Ca. 1760

Shows Row boats driving the killed whales towards larger whaling ships.

The shape of a sickle moon in the upper left is cut out and backed with a silver foil. Lower margin widened by application. Left and right margins reinforced from back. A few repaired tears in margins.Scattered creasing. In the sky area are scattered tiny pin holes.

27.5 x 41 cm (10.8 x 16.3")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE6858SOLD


No title. Eskimos hunting a whale.

Copper etching from J.B. Basedow's „ Elementarwerk fuer die Jugend" for which Daniel Chodowiecki (1728 -1801) provided the copper etchings. Leipzig, 1770.

Eskimos at work on a caught whale. Foreground: Eskimo in sled on ice pulled by a reindeer. A Polar bear chasing seals.

General age toning. Lower margin added. A few light, hardly visible spots.

8.2 x 21.6 cm (3.2 x 8.5")

Order Nr. DOLPHINEWHALE6869 SOLD


No Title

Pen lithograph in original hand coloring. Dated 1858.

Page size: 25 x 19.2 cm ( 9.8 x 7.5 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE 6804 SOLD


 

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


American Porpus

Wood engraving ca 1855. Some reverse side print visible on front side.

6.7 x 14.2 cm ( 2.6 x 5.6 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE6897 SOLD


No Title

Copper etching by Basire from "Philo. Trans." published ca 1800.

Upper margin is very narrow. Vertical centerfold. Crease in left margin.

18 x 25.3 cm ( 7 x 9.9 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE 6843 SOLD


No Title

Copper etching from "Philo. Trans." published ca 1800.

Upper margin is very narrow. Two vertical folds to fit book size. Rubbing in lower right margin.

18.2 x 26 cm ( 7.1 x 10.2 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE 6842 SOLD


No Title

Copper etching by Basire after Bell from "Philo. Trans." published ca 1800.

Upper margin is very narrow. Two vertical folds to fit book size.

17.7 x 25.3 cm ( 6.9 x 9.9 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE 6841 SOLD


Copper etching by Basire after Bell from "Philo. Trans." published ca 1800.

Upper margin is very narrow. Two vertical folds to fit book size.

18 x 26.2 cm ( 7 x 10.3 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE 6840 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


„A Japanese Whaling-Boat.

Anonymous wood engraving. Published 1864.

A Japanese whaling boat manned with 10 men out for catching a whale with nets.

This print is accompanied by two other prints: Palace of the Daimio at Agasi and: The harbour of Osima, at the eastern entrance of the inland sea with whaling boats embarking the sea.

Clean print. Reverse side is printed including the explanatory text for these images.

Page size: 39 x 27 cm 15.4 x 10.6")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE6872 SOLD


„Spearing the Narwhal"

Wood engraving . Published in „The Pictorial Museum of Animated Nature". London 1856/58.

Eskimo in Kajak harpooning Narwhal. Image accompanied by details. From top: Skeleton of Porpaise, Vascular apparatus of whale, skull and tooth of Narwahal, teeth of porpoise, skull of dolphin, Common porpoise, Section of head of porpoise, narwhal.

Clean print. general age toning. Text on reverse side.

35 x 24.8 cm (13.8 x 9.8")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE6873 SOLD


 

Upper image: Der indische Schnabel-Delphin oder Susuk (Platanista gangetica)
Lower image: Der gemeine Pottwal oder Pottfisch (Physeter macrocephalus)

Lithograph printed in color. Published in Vienna, 1830.
A few hardly noticeable spots and two pinholes in page.

Page size: 21.1 x 28.8 cm ( 8.3 x 11.3 ") Length of lower whale: 25 cm ( 9.8 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE 6814 SOLD


Histoire Naturelle

Fig. 1. La Balene. Fig. 2. Le Cachalot. Fig. 3. Le Narval.

Copper etching from "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring.

Page size: 41 x 27 cm ( 16.1 x 10.6 ")
Length of lower whale: 16.5 cm ( 6.5 ")

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE 6835 SOLD


"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


"The Museum of Animated Nature"

The whale in water is a Greenland Whale. The other images show various skeletons
of the Greenland whale and the Beluga whale and Spermaceti whale.

On the reverse side is detailed text about these whales.

Narrow left side. Minor signs of age and use.

Page size: 34 x 24 cm ( 13.3 x 9.4 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. DOLPHINWHALE252448


 

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