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Immerse yourself in our 'Natural History' edit — a curated journey capturing centuries of expeditions, discovery, and exploration. From delicate watercolours to striking lithographs, this collection from Alamy Archives unveils a historical and scientific array of animal, botanical, and horticultural studies from around the world. 

100 Framed Prints

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Botanical illustrations depicting the Linnean classification system. Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778)

Botanical illustrations depicting the Linnean classification system. Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, taxonomist, and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus. Ouistiti or striated monkey

Common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus. Ouistiti or striated monkey. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J. Pass after an illustration by George Edwards from Ebenezer Sibly's Universal System of

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Dinosaurs of the sea, land, and air during the Age of Reptiles, a 19th-century depiction

Dinosaurs of the sea, land, and air during the Age of Reptiles, a 19th-century depiction. Hand-colored engraving Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: 1898 colour engraving of birds from the Corvidae family. Left to right, carrion crow (corvus corone)

1898 colour engraving of birds from the Corvidae family. Left to right, carrion crow (corvus corone), jackdaw (coloeus monedula), common raven (corvus corax), hooded crow (corvus cornix)

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Shark, sturgeon, salmon, skate, and other fish. Color lithograph

Shark, sturgeon, salmon, skate, and other fish. Color lithograph

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Chromolithograph of Clematis, Cicada & beetles by Friedrich Kuhnert that appeared in Meyers

Chromolithograph of Clematis, Cicada & beetles by Friedrich Kuhnert that appeared in Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1894 edition

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Extinct fossil Nautilus triangularis 1, bellybutton nautilus, Nautilus macromphalus 2

Extinct fossil Nautilus triangularis 1, bellybutton nautilus, Nautilus macromphalus 2, Nautilus bisiphites 3, massive Orbulites shell 4

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Cocoa Plant, Caterpillar, Butterflies, 1705

Cocoa Plant, Caterpillar, Butterflies, 1705 Illustration showing cocoa plant, caterpillar, pupa and butterflies. Illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Peacock, Historiae Animalium, 16th Century

Peacock, Historiae Animalium, 16th Century Gesner believes that the peacock was domesticated in very ancient times, noting that the Greeks imported them from barbarian tribes

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Silver salmon, Salmo salar, Salmo hamatus, and common carp, Cyprinus carpio, vulnerable

Silver salmon, Salmo salar, Salmo hamatus, and common carp, Cyprinus carpio, vulnerable. Handcolored engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d'Orbigny's "Dictionnaire

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Studies of Peonies, 1472

Studies of Peonies, 1472

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Sea anemone. Old 19th century Color lithography illustration from El Mundo Ilustrado 1880

Sea anemone. Old 19th century Color lithography illustration from El Mundo Ilustrado 1880

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Common Porcupine from General zoology, or, Systematic natural history Vol 2 Mammalia, by Shaw

Common Porcupine from General zoology, or, Systematic natural history Vol 2 Mammalia, by Shaw, George, 1751-1813; Stephens, James Francis, 1792-1853; Heath, Charles, 1785-1848, engraver; Griffith

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Lemon tree, historical illustration, Moritz Willkomm, Natural History of the Plant World

Lemon tree, historical illustration, Moritz Willkomm, Natural History of the Plant World, 4th Edition, Esslingen and Munich Lemon tree, historical illustration, Moritz Willkomm

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Meadow brown butterfly, Maniola jurtina, wood lady or orange tip, Anthocharis cardamines

Meadow brown butterfly, Maniola jurtina, wood lady or orange tip, Anthocharis cardamines, and grizzled skipper, Pyrgus alveolus

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Water Hyacinth, Water Bugs, and Tree Frogs, 1705

Water Hyacinth, Water Bugs, and Tree Frogs, 1705

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Giraffe, 19th century. Color lithograph

Giraffe, 19th century. Color lithograph Lithograph

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Yellow Bear of Norway, Ursus

Yellow Bear of Norway, Ursus

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), 1828

Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), 1828.Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), 1828. A rodent introduced to Britain by the Normans in the 11th century as a protein source, it has become an agricultural pest

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Hen Harrier, Circus Cyaneus, 1845

Hen Harrier, Circus Cyaneus, 1845 Hen Harrier, Circus Cyaneus. From The Birds of America by John J. Audubon. Pub. 1827-1838 (colour lithograph)

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Dodo, Raphus cucullatus, extinct flightless bird (formerly Didus ineptus)

Dodo, Raphus cucullatus, extinct flightless bird (formerly Didus ineptus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by an unknown artist from William Smellie's Natural History, Thomas Kelly, London, 1828

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Apple, Pyrus malus, with blossom, fruit, seed and branch. Chromolithograph from Carl Lindman's

Apple, Pyrus malus, with blossom, fruit, seed and branch. Chromolithograph from Carl Lindman's "Bilder ur
Apple, Pyrus malus, with blossom, fruit, seed and branch. Chromolithograph from Carl Lindman's "Bilder ur Nordens Flora" (Pictures of Northern Flora), Stockholm, Wahlstrom & Widstrand

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Ripe fruit, segment, stone, of the Madeleine peach, Amydalus persica

Ripe fruit, segment, stone, of the Madeleine peach, Amydalus persica. Handcolored copperplate engraving of a botanical illustration from G. T

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Pink German centifolia rose, Rosa centifolia germanica, and white unique rose, Rosa unica

Pink German centifolia rose, Rosa centifolia germanica, and white unique rose, Rosa unica. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from an illustration drawn from nature by Stark from Bertuch's Bilderbuch

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis. Handcolored engraving by Annedouche from Charles d'Orbigny's

Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis. Handcolored engraving by Annedouche from Charles d'Orbigny's Dictionnaire
Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis. Handcolored engraving by Annedouche from Charles d'Orbigny's Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle (Dictionary of Natural History), Paris, 1849

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Varieties of soft corals, seafans, bryozoans, polyps and sea anemones

Varieties of soft corals, seafans, bryozoans, polyps and sea anemones. Lithograph from Lorenz Oken's Universal
Varieties of soft corals, seafans, bryozoans, polyps and sea anemones. Lithograph from Lorenz Oken's Universal Natural History, Allgemeine Naturgeschichte fur alle Stande, Stuttgart, 1841

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Varieties of strawberries with flowers and ripe and unripe fruits depicted... Fragaria sp

Varieties of strawberries with flowers and ripe and unripe fruits depicted... Fragaria sp... Handcolored copperplate engraving from G. T

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Banana fruit growing upright on the branch... Musa sapientum

Banana fruit growing upright on the branch... Musa sapientum.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from G. T. Wilhelm's "Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte"

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Globe artichoke in full bloom, Cynara cardunculus. Handcolored copperplate engraving of a

Globe artichoke in full bloom, Cynara cardunculus. Handcolored copperplate engraving of a botanical illustration from G. T

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Adam rose, variety of the tea rose raised by Monsieur Adam of Reims in 1838

Adam rose, variety of the tea rose raised by Monsieur Adam of Reims in 1838. Chromolithograph drawn and lithographed after nature by F

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Insects, including beetles. Color lithograph

Insects, including beetles. Color lithograph

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Bungarum Pamah, pub. 1796 (hand coloured engravings). Creator: William Skelton (1763 - 1848)

Bungarum Pamah, pub. 1796 (hand coloured engravings). Creator: William Skelton (1763 - 1848) Bungarum Pamah, from an Account of Indian Serpents Collected on the Coast of Coromandel, pub

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Hairy-nosed Wombat

Hairy-nosed Wombat

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Eggs of some birds and turtles, and seed cases of bryophites and some other plants. Color lithograph

Eggs of some birds and turtles, and seed cases of bryophites and some other plants. Color lithograph Lithograph

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Elk from General zoology, or, Systematic natural history Vol II Part 2 Mammalia, by Shaw, George

Elk from General zoology, or, Systematic natural history Vol II Part 2 Mammalia, by Shaw, George, 1751-1813; Stephens, James Francis, 1792-1853; Heath, Charles, 1785-1848, engraver; Griffith, Mrs

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus Ruber, 1845

American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus Ruber, 1845 American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus Ruber. From The Birds of America by John J. Audubon. Pub. 1827-1838 (colour lithograph)

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Jaguar, Panthera onca (Felis onca). Handcoloured steel engraving by Joseph Kidd after an

Jaguar, Panthera onca (Felis onca). Handcoloured steel engraving by Joseph Kidd after an illustration by Alexander Forbes from William Rhind's The Miscellany of Natural History: Feline Species

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Tiger in the wild, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut

Tiger in the wild, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Bitter orange or Seville orange.. Citrus aurantium.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from G. T

Bitter orange or Seville orange.. Citrus aurantium.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from G. T. Wilhelm's "Unterhaltungen aus der Naturgeschichte" (Encyclopedia of Natural History) 1820

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Life As A Tree, 18th Century

Life As A Tree, 18th Century Caption reads, "Darwin's evolutionary theory was to reinterpret the centuries old picture of life as a tree with many branches displaying the various species

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Flower Illustration from the Reeves Collection

Flower Illustration from the Reeves Collection Plate 124 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Barn Owl, Tyto Alba, 1845

Barn Owl, Tyto Alba, 1845 Barn Owl, Tyto Alba. From The Birds of America by John J. Audubon. Pub. 1827-1838 (colour lithograph)

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: South and Central America: Emerald Toucanet. Painting from Natural History of Birds of Paradise

South and Central America: Emerald Toucanet. Painting from Natural History of Birds of Paradise and Rollers, Toucans and Barbus by Jacques Barraband (1767-1809), 1806

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Lithograph print from a rare work by G.H. Schubert entitled, Illustrated Geology and Paleontology

Lithograph print from a rare work by G.H. Schubert entitled, Illustrated Geology and Paleontology, 1886. This series was published from 1896

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Bird illustration

Bird illustration Plate RZD003, a watercolour from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Pale narcissus or primrose peerless, Narcissus biflorus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from a

Pale narcissus or primrose peerless, Narcissus biflorus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from a drawing by James Sowerby for Smith's "English Botany, " London, 1795

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Bay Owl, Illustration, 1824

Bay Owl, Illustration, 1824

Background imageNatural History Framed Print Collection: Wooly mammoth. Hand-colored woodcut

Wooly mammoth. Hand-colored woodcut Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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