Antique Prints of Bees and Honey

(Api, Abeilles, Bienen)

Enjoy these historical prints of apiarian science. The prints are in good condition unless otherwise noted.

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No Title

Rare copper engraving ca 1800. Extra page of text (in Latin, in German and French ) ) with an article
titled "Mellificium" "Honiggewingung" and "Preparation du Miel"

Print has a spot in lower left corner.

Image size: 6.5 x 8.5 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. BEE247511


Honey Mouches a Miel Diderot

"OEconomie Rustique"
"Mouches a Miel"

Fine copper engraving by Bernard for Diderot and D'Alembert, 1762.

33 x 20.5 cm ( 12.9 x 8 ")

Order Nr. BEE246840SOLD


"Das Schneiden des Honigs auf der Lueneburger Heide"

Wood engraving after G. Arnould and A. Greil, 1877. Reverse side is printed.

15.5 x 23.5 cm ( 6.1 x 9.2 ")

Order Nr. BEE246514 SOLD


Reverse side of page:

Woodcuts on a page from the "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Muenster, 1550.

The page shows some normal signs of age and use for a page over 450 yearsold!

31 x 19 cm (12.2 7.4 ")

$ 150.00

Order Nr. BEE246515


"Ein seltsamer Bienenstand"

Text photo ca 1900 showing beehives dressed in various costumes. Reverse side is printed.

7 x 10.7 cm ( 2.7 x 4.2 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BEE242156


"Arniajo Delle Api" ( house for bees)

Copper engraving ca 1820. Above and below the image is text ( in Italian ) about beekeeping that continues on the reverse side. The text then continues on a separate page of text that is included.

Image size: 10 x 14.5 cm ( 3.9 x 5.7 ")
Page size: 28 x 20 cm ( 11 x 7.8 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. BEE237189


"Favo Mihi Dulcior Hyble"
"Kempten in Schwaben"
"Non tam grata meo sunt Attica mella palato, Quam tua sume Deus lex et veneranda loguela"
"Der Honig suess und lieblich ist Ein jeden der denselben ist."
Ein glaubig hertz nicht suessers weiss, Dann Gottes zusag und verheiss."

Copper engraving from the famous emblematic work by Daniel Meissner ( (1585-1625) ) from " Thesaurus philopoliticus " (Meisner's Schatzkästlein ) that was published by Paul Fuerst in Nuremberg 1637-38. This work included 800 prints of European and non-Europen cities, towns and castles. Most had allegorical elements combined with the realistic views. This one has an additional aspect showing God's promise in the form of a bee hive in the lower right corner. In the upper corners are the emblems of Kempten.

Print is in very good condition. Strong impression. Minor creasin in lower right margin corner..

Image: 9.7 x 14.4 cm ( 3.8 x 5.6 ")
Page size: 15 x 18.5 cm ( 5.9 x 7.2 ")

$ 150.00

Order Nr. BAYERNSCHWABEN239130


"Nubie"

"Speos d'Athor a Ibsamboul"

Steel engraving 1847. Notice the bee carved into the stone wall with other symbols.

8.5 x 13 cm ( 3.3 x 5.1 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. BEE246313


"Nubie"
"Stele de Roi Osortasen contenant plusieurs noms
de peuplades Ethipiennes Vaincues"

Steel engraving 1847. Notice the bee with other symbols.

13 x 10 cm ( 5.1 x 3.9 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. BEE246311


Le Cire et la Bougie ( Wax and Candles)

1. Les Abeilles ( the bees), 2. Racolte de Miel et de la Cire ( extracting honey and wax), 3. Blanchissage de la Cire ( cleaning the wax ), 4. Fabrication de la Bougie ( making candles), 5. Ouvrier que passe la Bougie au Rouloir ( packing the candles)

Rare pen lithograth ca 1850. Good condition.

12.5 x 19.5 cm ( 4.9 x 7.6 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. BEE237076


"Un monsieur qui à voulu étudier tropprès les moeurs si intéressantes des abeilles"

Lithograph by Honore Daumier.

Published in the series "Pastorales" in "Charivari". Paris, June 15, 1845

Very light vertical center fold. Minor traces of age and use. But generally in better than good condition.. reverse side has text print as usual in "Charivari"

28,5 x 22 cm (ca. 11.2 x 8.7")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. BEES245922


"Biene und Imker" ( Bees and Beekeepers )

3 - page article ( in German ) by Dr. W. Bade ca 1900. Text photos.

Page size: 29 x 20 cm ( 11.4 x 7.8 ")

Price for the 3 pages: $ 60.00

Order Nr. BEE242154


"Bienenzucht in Kalifornien"

Wood engraving ca1880. Reverse side is printed.

Engraving shows various images of a beekeeper's work.
Very light age toning.

33 x 22.5 cm ( 13 x 8.8 ")

Order Nr. BEE245243 SOLD


Livadeia

Livadeia"Trophonius"

Copper etching by Innocente Alessandri

After the drawing by Jacopo Guarana (1720-1808)

Published in "Oraculi, auguri,auspice, sibille, indovina della regione pagana"

Venice, 1792

Livadeia is the capital of the Greek region of Boeotia.Trophonius, in Greek mythology, was the son of Erginus. According to Homer he and his brother Agamedes built the Apollo-Temple at the oracle at Delphi. The oracle told them they could wish for anything they wanted. But on the seventh day after accomplishing the Apollo-Temple they were found dead, which is the origin of the saying: "whom the Gods love die young".

Another story told by Pausanias in "Description of Greece" is the following: Trophonius and his brother Agamedes stole and hid the treasure of Hyreios in a secret underground cave at Livadeia with a secret entrance….. This cave was not discovered until the city suffered a plague. The people consulted the oracle at Delphi. Pythia advised them to find the cave, and a shepherd boy followed a trail of bees that led to the cave.

That is why Trophonius is so beautifully connected with bees and bee-keeping.

The copper etching is in the finest of condition including the text page in Italian.

Image: 31,5 x 25,2 cm (ca. 12.4 x 9.9")

Sheet size including image and text page: 48,2 x 69 cm (ca. 19 x 27.2")

Order Nr. GREECE240743SOLD


Hive Bees and Humble Bees

Wood engraving ca 1890. Reverse side is printed.

18.8 x 12.3 cm ( 7.4 x 4.8 ")

Order Nr. BEES234889 SOLD


No Title

From above left: Part of comb, Male Bee, Section of Cell, Part of the swarm, Female Bee, Neuter Bee.
Wood engraving 1844. Below the image, on the reverse side and on a separate page is text in French about bees.

Page size: 29 x 18 cm (11.4 x 7 ")

Price for the two pages: $ 55.00

Order Nr. BEE244761


Aquatics - When the Bees Are Swarming

Wood engraving dated 1858. Reverse side is printed.

Image with title: 11 x 17.7 cm ( 4.3 x 6.9 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BEE235079SOLD


Prince Albert´s Bee-Hives

"These Hives are so constructed, that the HONEY may be destroyed without DESTROYING THE BEES" - Morning Paper.

Wood engraving ca 1860. In the hive are lots of busy working people!

Page size: 26 x 20 cm ( 10.2 x 7.8 ")

Order Nr. BEE237077 SOLD


"Weiselhaeuschen zum Abfangen der Koenigen" ( Special house to catch the queen bee )

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

4.7 x 5.5 cm ( 1.8 x 2.1 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BEE237184


" Sine Injuria que multis prosint, sapiens fert, colligit, auget ut varios flores sedulalibat apis " ( apis= bees)

Copper engraving from " Joachimi Camerarii Symbolorum et emblematum centuriae quatuor, quarum prima stirpium secunda animlaium quadrupedium, tertia volatilium et insectium, ....." Published between 1590-1596. Later, these four books were tpublished a single volume, "Symbolorum et Emblematum Centuriae Quatuor " that was published in 1668, This print is from 1668.

Joachim Camerarius (1534-1598) published four books using symbols and emblems about the natural world. Each of the emblems has Latin text with a saying and information about the image. The images are very charming and have been used over the centuries for illustration in other works as well as ceramic tiles.

The page shows minor signs of age and use.

Page size: 15.8 x 9.5 cm ( 6.2 x 3.7 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. BEE237186


"Uni Salus Altri Pernicies Ut rosamors, scarabae, tibiest, apis......." ( apis = bees)

Copper engraving from " Joachimi Camerarii Symbolorum et emblematum centuriae quatuor, quarum prima stirpium secunda animlaium quadrupedium, tertia volatilium et insectium, ....." Published between 1590-1596. Later, these four books were tpublished a single volume, "Symbolorum et Emblematum Centuriae Quatuor " that was published in 1668, This print is from 1668.

Joachim Camerarius (1534-1598) published four books using symbols and emblems about the natural world. Each of the emblems has Latin text with a saying and information about the image. The images are very charming and have been used over the centuries for illustration in other works as well as ceramic tiles.

The page shows minor signs of age and use.

Page size: 15.8 x 9.5 cm ( 6.2 x 3.7 ")

$ 50.00

Order Nr. BEE237190


A Song of the Day ( About Spelling Bees)

Wood engraving by R.B. Wallace dated 1876. Reverse side is printed.

Image and text: 9.8 x 8.8 cm ( 3.8 x 3.4 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. BEE237078


"Solange dieser Wehret" ( As Long As It Lasts )

Fine copper engraving ca 1730. Strong image. Minor signs of age and use in margins.

Image: 16 x 8.4 cm ( 6.2 x 3.3 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. BEE238090


"Das schneiden des Honigs auf der Lueneburger Haide"
( Collecting honey on the Lueneburger Heide )

Wood engraving by A. Greil after G. Arnould, 1877. Reverse side is printed.
Narrow upper margin.

15.7 x 23.7 cm ( 6.1 x 9.3 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BEE237294


"Honigverkaeufer in Madrid" ( Honey seller in Madrid)

Wood engraving 1875. Reverse side is printed.

9.5 x 7 cm ( 3.7 x 2.7 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BEE237188


"A Hum From the Hive"

Wood engraving dated 1871. Reverse side is printed.

Image without text: 7.5 x 5 cm ( 2.9 x 1.9 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. BEE237080


Swarm of Bees and Apparatus for Weighing.

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

9.5 x 7 cm ( 3.7 x 2.7 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BEES234890


No Title

On the left are bee hives. On the right two people are opening a hive in a tree.

Steel engraving ca 1850. No right or lower margin.

6.7 x 6.2 cm ( 2.6 x 2.4 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BEE237182


"Grub for the Mind" Article describes parasite in bumble bees.

Wood engraving dated 1860. Reverse side is printed.

Image size: 7 x 7.5 cm ( 2.7 x 2.9 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BEE237185


"Bienenstand eines Berufsimkers" ( Bee houses of a professional beekeeper )

Wood engraving ca 1875. Hand coloring. Reverse side is printed.

9 x 17 cm ( 3.5 x 6.6 ")

Order Nr. BEE237183 SOLD


Kragenbaer (getting in bee's nest for honey!)

Wood engraving by Karl Gust. Talvomargt after Kretchman ca 1880.

20 x 15 cm ( 7.8 x 5.9 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. BEAR235152


The Bees, the Drones, and the Wasp

Copper engraving ca 1820. Below the image is text from "Aesop´s Fables" that continues on the reverse side.

A nice image of a hive with a swarm of bees to the upper right.

Image size: 5.7 x 8 cm ( 2.2 x 3.1 ")
Page size: 21 x 13.5 cm ( 8.2 x 5.3 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. BEE237075


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Defending a town against aggressors by throwing hives of bees.

Copper engraving from a Dutch source ca 1680.

Light browning.

10.7 x 13.4 cm ( 4.2 x 5.2 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. BEES234888


"Beatissime Pater..." Dedication to Pope Clemens XI.

Copper etching by Dominicus de Rubeis. Frontispiece for: „Stylobates Columnae Antoninae nuper e ruderibus Campi Martii jussu SS. D.N. Clementis XI efossus in tres tabulas distributus". By Francesco Aquila. Rome, 1708.

Clemens XI had three beehives in his coat of arms which are shown in the lower part of his coat of arms above.

24.5 x 35 cm (9.6 x 13.8")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. BEES234902


Bear and Bees

Wood engraving ca 1875. Reverse side is printed.

10.3 x 14.3 cm ( 4 x 5.6 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BEE234891


Dzierzonischer Zwillingstock

Wood engraving ca 1870. Image is surrounded by text about bee keeping. Text continues on reverse side.

9.2 x 7.4 cm ( 3.6 x 2.9 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BEE9057


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