Antique Shellfish Prints
Crustaceans - Coquillages

Enjoy our selection of historical shellfish prints. If you are looking for particular prints, please contact us. All prints have normal age toning and wider margins than shown. A few signs of age and use are characteristic of old prints. The condition is good unless otherwise noted.

Special section on oysters at the bottom of this page.

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Mollusca (Weichtiere)

"Schulter - Muscheln"
"Loripes, Pandora, Petricola, Psilopus, Glossus, Cardium, Unio, Cardita, Acea, Aeoinoea"

Steel engraving by Schleich and Schach for "Okens Allgemeine Naturgeschichte " ca 1845. Original hand coloring.
Some small signs of age and use.

Image size: 29.5 x 22.5 cm ( 11.6 x 8.8 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. SHELLFISH241145


"Huft - Muscheln"
Tridacna, Mytilus, Pinna, Avicula, Anomia, Ostrea, Pecten"

Steel engraving by Schleich and Schach for "Okens Allgemeine Naturgeschichte " ca 1845. Original hand coloring.
Some scattered spots in margins. In the lower left corner is the rest from tape.
Signs of age and use in margins.

Image size: 29.5 x 22.5 cm ( 11.6 x 8.8 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. SHELLFISH241146


"Twisted Triton. - Triton distortus. Sea Trumpet. - Triton variegatus. Wrinkled Triton. - Triton anus."

Wood engraving ca 1885. Modern hand coloring. Backside is printed.

9.8 x 12.2 cm ( 3.8 x 4.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SHELL9236


Sea Crayfish, Thalassia scorpionides, Crayfish of the Antilles, Callianassa subterranea, Eryon Cuvieri, Gebia stellata, Sea Crayfish (under surface), Callianidea typa, Axia Stirhynchus.

Wood engravings from an illustrated work ca 1875. Recent hand coloring.
On the reverse side is text (in English) about these animals.

Page size: 34.7 x 24.8 cm ( 13.6 x 9.7 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. SHELL9244


Cenobita Diogenes, Freycinetia imbricata, Birgus Latro, Details of a shrimp, Megalopa mutica, Egeon loricatus, Porcellana platycheles, Cancellus Typus, Lobster, Galathea Strigosa, Aeglea laevis.

Wood engravings from an illustrated work ca 1875. Recent hand coloring.
On the reverse side is text (in English) about these animals.

Page size: 34.7 x 24.8 cm ( 13.6 x 9.7 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. SHELL9248


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 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SHELL9239


Lobster

"Lobster and Spiny Lobster"

Wood engraving ca 1885. Modern ahnd coloring.

13 x 21 cm ( 5.1 x 8.2 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. SHELL9238


"Crustacea. Genus Cancer"

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

27 x 20.7 cm ( 10.6 x 8.1 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. SHELL 9209


Conchology - Genus Spondylus

Copper etching published in London. Dated 1814. Modern hand coloring.
Light browning of margin edges. Small creases in lower left margin.

27 x 21 cm ( 10.6 x 8.2 ")

$80.00

Order Nr. SHELL 9226


Histoire Naturelle
Fig. 1. Crabe de St. Domingue. Fig.2. La Sirque.
Fig. 3. Crabe a Longues Jambes. Fig. 4. Crabe Violet.

Copper etching by Benard after Martinet for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Margin edges show light browning. Brown spot to right of upper crab.
Tiny repaired tear on lower margin edge.

31.8 x 19.7 cm ( 12.5 x 7.7 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. SHELL9207


Cornets

Copper etching by Robert after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Light browning of margin edges. Spot on left margin edge.

23.3 x 16 cm ( 9.1 x 6.3 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SHELL9213


Cornets

Copper etching by Mesmil after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Spot near left margin edge and very light spot in image.

23.4 x 16 cm ( 9.2 x 6.3 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SHELL9214


Cornets

Copper etching by Jullet after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Light spotting in margins. Repair on lower margin edge,

23.2 x 16.1 cm ( 9.1 x 6.3 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SHELL9215


Cornets

Copper etching by Vangelisty after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Light browning of edges.

23 x 16 cm ( 9 x 6.3 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9216


Limaçons

Copper etching by Robert after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Narrow left margin. Natural fraying on edges. Minor spotting in margins.

23.1 x 16 cm ( 9 x 6.3 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9217


Limaçons

Copper etching by Robert after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Narrow left margin. Natural frayin on edges. Very minor spotting in margins.

22.8 x 16 cm ( 8.9 x 6.3 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9218


Porcelains

Copper etching by Le Roy after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Natural fraying on edges. Minor spotting in margins.

23 x 16.2 cm ( 9 x 6.3 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9219


Porcelains

Copper etching by Robert after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Small repair on lower margin edge.

22.7 x 15.7 cm ( 8.9 x 6.1 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9220


Pourpres

Copper etching by Bradel after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Light spotting in margins. Matural fraying on margin edges.

23.2 x 16.5 cm ( 9.1 x 6.4 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9221


Rochers

Copper etching by Bradel after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Light fraying on edges.

22.8 x 16 cm ( 8.9 x 6.3 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9222


Rochers

Copper etching by Germain after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Very minor spotting in margins. Tiny repairs on right margin edge. Natural fraying on edges.

23 x 16.3 cm ( 9 x 6.3 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9223


Tonnes

Copper etching by Vangelisty after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Natural fraying on margin edges.

23.2 x 16 cm ( 9 x 6.3 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9224


Vis

Copper etching by Le Roy after De Favavanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Light browning and natural fraying on margin edges.

23.3 x 16 cm ( 9 x 6.3 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9225


Histoire Naturelle, Coquilles de Mer

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

33 x 20.5 cm ( 13 x 8 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SHELL9203


Histoire Naturelle, Coquilles de Mer

Copper etching by Bart for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Frayin on left margin edge caused by binding. Light creasing in upper right margin corner.

31.3 x 20.2 cm ( 12.2 x 7.9 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. SHELL9204


Histoire Naturelle, Coquilles de Mer

Copper etching by Benard after Martinet for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Margin edges show light browning.

32.2 x 20.5 cm ( 12.6 x 8.1 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SHELL9206


Buccins

Copper etching by Breant after De Favanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Light browning on edges. Some fraying on edges.

23 x 16 cm ( 9 x 6.3 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SHELL9210


Buccins

Copper etching by Vangelisty after DE Favanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Natural fraying on edges.

23 x 15.5 cm ( 9 x 6.1 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SHELL9211


Buccins

Copper etching by Bradel after De Favanne for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Small repaired tear on right margin edge. Natural fraying on edges.

23 x 16.1 cm ( 9 x 6.3 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SHELL9212


Les Coquillages bivalves.

Copper engraving by Back (Jakob Conrad Bach), ca 1770. Modern hand coloring.

Vertical fold to fit book size. A few very minor spots.

12.3 x 18 cm ( 4.8 x 7 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. SHELL9238


Common Shrimp, Prawn, Atya Scabra, Jaw foot of Scyllarus, Carapace of Ibacus, Young Shrimp catcher, Thenus Oeientalis, Ibacus Peronii, Scyllarus Aquinoctialis.

Wood engravings from an illustrated work ca 1875. Recent hand coloring.
On the reverse side is text (in English) about these animals.

Page size: 34.7 x 24.8 cm ( 13.6 x 9.7 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. SHELL9247


Podophthalmus vigil, Eriphia spinifrons, Thalamitor nator, Piremela dinticulata, Xantho floridus, Eriphia Gonagra, Eye, Orbit and Jaw-foot of Pedophthalmus, Corystes Cassivelaunnus: Female, Erphia Laevimana, Rupella tenax, Corystes Cassivelaunus: Male, This polita, Zozymus aenus.

Wood engravings from an illustrated work ca 1875. Recent hand coloring.
On the reverse side is text (in English) about these animals.

Page size: 34.7 x 24.8 cm ( 13.6 x 9.7 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9246


"Schnecken"
Below the image are the names of the above shellfish images.

Chromolithograph ca 1880. Minor signs of age and use. Crease in lower margin.

26.3 x 17.5 cm ( 10.3 x 6.8 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SHELLFISH240975


Leptopodia sagittaria, Inachus scorpio, Pisa tetraodon, Stenorhynchus phalangium, Declea Rissoni, Campescia retusa, Libinia spinosa, Euripodus Latreillili, Naxia serpulifera, Herbsta condilliata.

Wood engravings from an illustrated work ca 1875.
On the reverse side is text (in English) about these animals.
Small repaired tears on left margin edge.

Page size: 34.7 x 24.8 cm ( 13.6 x 9.7 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. SHELL9245


Common Woodcock Shell Murex erinaceus Thorny Woodcock Murextenuispinus

Wood engraving ca 1885. Reverse side is printed.

10 x 12.5 cm ( 3.9 x 4.9 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. SHELLFISH235231


Apple Tun Shell (Dolium Pomum

Wood engraving ca 1885. Reverse side is printed with an image of a Helmet Shell and a Black Olive Creature.

8 x 11.7 cm ( 3.1 x 4.6 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. SHELLFISH235232


Discorsi del Matthioli

Chiocciole

Woodcut by Pietro Andrea Matthioli in the Italian edition published in 1568.
Spot in upper text and a few very minor spots. Pleasant recent hand coloring.

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

$ 100.00

Order Nr. SHELL9240


Histoire Naturelle, Coquilles de Mer

Copper etching by Danioto for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Recent hand coloring.

32.2 x 20 cm ( 12.6 x 7.8 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9243


Histoire Naturelle, Coquilles de Mer

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

32 x 20 cm ( 12.5 x 7.8 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9241


Histoire Naturelle, Coquilles de Mer

Copper etching by G. Monaco for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Recent hand coloring.

31.7 x 20 cm ( 12.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9242


Histoire Naturelle, Coquilles de Mer

Copper etching by Ant. Gregor for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Left margin edge has fraying from binding.

31.7 x 20 cm ( 12.5 x 7.8 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SHELL9201


Histoire Naturelle, Coquilles Fluviatiles

Copper etching by Benard for "Histoire Naturelle", published 1751 in Paris.
Modern hand coloring. Small, repaired hole in lower part of image.
Light browning on right and upper margin edges.

32.7 x 21 cm ( 12.8 x 8.2 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SHELL9202


Poached Egg. - Ovulum ovum.
Common Cowry. - Cypraea europea. Weaver's Shuttle. Ovulum volva. Marginella. - Marginella diadocha.
Panther Cowry. - Cypraea pantherina. Warty Egg. Ovulum verrucosum. Deep-toothed Cowry. Cypaea caurica.

Wood engraving ca 1885. Backside is printed. Modern hand coloring.

17 x 13.2 cm ( 6.7 x 5.2 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SHELL9237


Antique Prints of Oyster Culture
and Degustion

 

"Oyster Culture at Arachon"
1. The Oyster "Parc" at Half Low Tide, Showing the Tops of the Enclosures.
2. Low Tide, Gathering of the Young Oysters.
3. The Oyster "Parc" Looking Towards Town.
4. Scraping the Tiles. 5. An Oyster Gatherer.

Wood engraving dated 1882. Backside is printed.

29.7 x 22.5 cm ( 11.6 x 8.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SHELL9228


Austernfischerei an der französischen Küste.

Wood engraving ca 1870. Reverse side is printed.

11 x 16.3 cm ( 4.3 x 6.6 ")

$ 25.00

Order nr. SHELL9250


Austern con verschiedenem Alter: A. 10 Monate und darueber; B. 6-10 Monate; C 3-4 Monate; D 2 Monate; E. I Monat.

Wood engraving ca 1875 showing the various ages of oysters. Reverse side is printed.

11.4 x 7.4 cm ( 4.5 x 2.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SHELLFISH9251


"Die Austernbaenke an der Themse-Muendung. Die Austernbassins der Hayling Insel"

This map with diagrams shows the oyster culture on Hayling Island and the Isles of Thanet at the mouth of the Themse.
In the upper left are the names of some of the Oyster Fisheries, such as Faverham, Pollard, Ham and Whitestaple.

Wood engraving ca 1890. Light brown spot in upper right corner and small spot on left edge.

16.5 x 23 cm ( 6.4 x 9 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SHELL9229


Two-Page Article (in German) about Oyster Culture.

Two pages with wood engravings from "Orbis Pictus" by Otto Spamer, 1871.

Page size: 29.5 x 20.5 cm ( 11.6 x 8 ")
Overall light age toning. Tiny repaired tear on upper margin edge.

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SHELL9236

Page 1: "Eine Vollwuechsige schleswig-holsteinische Auster, ungefaehr 10 Jahre alt, stark eiertraechtig"
"Senkrechter Durchschnitt einer 7 oder 8 Jahre alten Auster."

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Page 2: "Einige Entwicklungsstufen des Austerkeimes"
"Franzoesische Austern von verscheidenem Alter"

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Below. Backside of above page: "Austernfang bein Tally's Point Reef in der Chesapeake Bay (Maryland)"


"Types Anglais- Écailleur d'hu1itres en plein vent, à Greenwich"

Wood engraving 1865. Backside is printed. Hardly visible horizontal centerfold.

23 x 15.7 cm ( 9 x 6.1 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SHELL9233


"EUPHEMISTIC"

Tomkyns (who has swallowed a bad Oyster). "Hallo! What kind of Oyster D'Ye call that?"
Opener: "American, Sir."
Tomkyns: "Ah thought so. Knew him directly by his "Twang'"

Wood engraving from "Punch, or the London Charivari", dated 1874. Backside is printed.

13.5 x 10.5 cm ( 5.3 x 4.1 ")

$ 25.00

ORDER NR. SHELL9232


Mollusca - Weichtiere

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