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Swordfish Victorian Era Ichthyology 1870s Marine Biology Natural History Engraving To Frame

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ephemera, ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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  • Favorited by: 4 people

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: paper, ephemera, ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Favorited by: 4 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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Here's a hungry looking swordfish catching a fish for lunch, while spellbound cormorants and gulls catch the action.

Here's a truly bizarre antique engraving of how people once believed Swordfish actually used their swords. 'Swordfish' is from 1871; the time of the American Civil War.

'Swordfish' is printed on quality heavy weight paper. It's smooth and flat with just a bit of tanning at the borders that one finds on paper that's 140 years old.
It measures 6.5" x 10" overall and it's blank on the reverse. The impression is fabulously fresh and detailed, as if it were printed only yesterday. (Zoom in for a closer look; it really is spectacular!. This weird old print would be totally awesome framed.

Matted, framed and displayed as a gallery grouping, these wonderful vintage natural history prints are simply spectacular. (Please note that the framed examples in the last two photos are just to show how this might look when it's matted and framed. Your antique print will come unmatted and unframed.)

Surrender Dorothy offers a non-stop jaw-dropping cornucopia of frame-worthy antique and vintage prints, ads, drawings, sketches, plans, lithos, engravings, posters, maps, charts and illustrations of all kinds to adorn every room in your happy home. Terrific finds to gussy up your workplace too.

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