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John Gould bird prints, and his iconic Koala.

While John Gould's Parrots are usually the birds most people ask about, when they see the selection that is available, they realise that John Gould Owls, Ducks, Kingfisher (Kookaburra), and his unusual Koala with baby on its back, are also wonderful images to have on the wall as decoration. Inexpensive but fine quality reproductions, they are large - printed the same size as the original hand-coloured lithographs published between 1840 and 1848 for Gould's "Birds of Australia".

When we had our gallery in Los Angeles, we sold many reproductions of John Gould's birds. The dramatic images provide a wonderful focal point in any room. If you would prefer a pair of smaller crimson parrots I'm sure you would love the Heritage-Editions prints from Jacques Barraband rare 18th century engravings.

Limited Editions affordable antique-style maps.

It is always nice to be able to afford an original antique copperplate engraving of a map or chart. However, it is not necessary to deprive yourself of the fascinating enjoyment of rare maps. A selection of the most sought after early maps of Australia are now available as Heritage Editions. A few of the most important early maps that show the charting of early Australia have been printed as Limited Editions. One of these that is fascinating to anyone familiar with Brisbane River, is John Oxley's charting with depth soundings in 1823.
The most decorative maps ever done of Australia have also been printed as inexpensive, readily available Heritage Editions. John Tallis maps of Australia, the Australia states in the middle of the 18th century, and maps of Eastern & Western Hemispheres spectacularly embellished by small engravings of people and animals of the world are all available under the Heritage Editions category on the main website www.antiqueprintclub.com. (Unfortunately I am no longer able to operate this website.) 
If you have any questions - or would like to arrange to payment by alternative method, please email me at sales@heritage-editions.com.au, or telephone +61 (0)412 4422 83.

How Antique Prints were made..

Appreciating the artistic skill, technical difficulties, and time taken.
Heritage Editions have been reproduced from finely detailed antique prints. Original antique prints were made with skill and finesse. “Printing” entailed the transference of ink from a prepared printing surface (the block, plate or stone carrying the drawn or carved image) to the piece of paper. Ink can be carried on raised parts of a printing surface (relief process), in lowered carved or etched grooves (intaglio process), or on the surface itself (planographic or surface printing). Time-consuming processes were required by specialist engravers and lithographers to be able to circulate any information or image. Up to the early 19th century even the paper that was printed on was made by hand.

Traditional-style Botanical Prints

Our Heritage Editions website has a wonderful selection of botanical prints - all available under the Heritage Editions category of the main website www.antiqueprintclub.com. Australia's distinctive flora is well-represented in Banksia reproductions from early Curtis and Andrews copperplate engravings.
We are also fortunate to be able to offer prints from Dorothy Gordon Australian native flower paintings. They are beautiful artistic studies of Australian native flora that can be seen at Myall Park Botanic Garden - the previous home of artist Dorothy Gordon (1928-1985) and her husband David Gordon, AM (1899-1901).
Heritage Editions botanical prints include individual botanical specimens from around the world, groups of flower bulbs on a page together, elegantly displayed flowers from 17th century nursery catalogues; and the dramatic large early 17th century Besler botanical illustrations, with their roots or bulbs adding character, and with their names in flourishing script below the images.

Surprise and Delight with a gift.

Antique Print Club Gift Vouchers are available as a welcome choice for anyone moving home or office. They are available for any value, and can be used towards the purchase of anything on our website - giving a choice from original antique maps and prints, Heritage Editions and Decorator Art reproduction prints and maps, or even books - providing a wonderful memory of a special occasion. Well-chosen artwork can also inspire enthusiasm for a new subject (perhaps in retirement) .. or distract from worries of work, home or health. Researching where, how and why the images were originally created can also provide an absorbing project that can give great enjoyment over the years.
If you would like to arrange an Antique Print Club Voucher (which could alternatively be used here at the Antique Print Clubhouse in Neranwood, please email me at sales@antiqueprintclub.com or phone me directly on +61 (0)412 4422 83.
(By the way, Antique Print Club Gift Vouchers are transferable during the 6 month validity.)

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