Antique Fish Prints - D'Orbigny's Dictionary of Natural History
Antique Fish Prints -
D'Orbigny's Dictionary of Natural History
(France, 1849)
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These fine hand-colored Fish prints are from the Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle (Dictionary of Natural History) edited by the French naturalist Charles D'Orbigny (1802-1857).  Regarded as one of the best illustrated encyclopedias of natural history, the Dictionary is typical of the books of this period, featuring highly detailed and scientifically accurate illustrations to appeal to both the academic and general public.

Once the print was colored, a gum arabic solution was applied to protect and preserve the hand-coloring.

Where possible we have translated the name of the Fish into English;  otherwise the name is in the original French (in quotations).


Price per print: Print Only:  As shown
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  6 x 9-1/2 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored lithograph
Year: 1849

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Perch (No. 22100001)
Plate 1
Perch and Ruff

Weaver (No. 22100002)
Plate 2
and Greater Weaver
Barracuda (No. 22100003)
Plate 3
Barracuda and Goatfish
Gurnard (No. 22100004)
Plate 4
Gurnard and Scorpionfish
Croaker (No. 22100005)
Plate 5
Croaker and Virginia Grunt

Anemonefish (No. 22100006)
Plate 6
Anemonefish and

"Scolopside de Vosmaer"
Picarel (No. 22100007)
Plate 7
Pandora and Picarel
Butterfly Fish (No. 22100008)
Plate 8
Butterfly Fish and Galjoen
Swordfish (No. 22100009)
Plate 9
Mackerel and Swordfish
Ribbon Fish (No. 22100010)
Plate 10
Ribbon Fish and
"Cepole ruban"

Coral Fish (No. 22100011)
Plate 11
Coral Fish and Surgeon Fish

Bone Fish (No. 22100012)
Plate 12
Bone Fish and
Snakehead Fish
Mullet (No. 22100013)
Plate 13
Mullet, Black Goby and
Peacock Blennie
Salmon (No. 22100015)
Plate 15
Salmon and Carp
Eel (No. 22100016)
Plate 16
European Eel and Turbot

Sea Horse (No. 22100017)
Plate 17
Sea Horse and Flying Fish

Fish Fossils (No. 22100018)
Plate 18
Fish Fossils -
Acanthonemus and Semiphorus