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The Magical World of Illustration Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Tell stories in your space with illustrations

Throughout history, people have used illustration to tell their stories. The earliest recorded illustrations appeared in the cave paintings as early as 15,000 BC. In the Middle Ages illustrations started to appear in manuscripts and in the 14th century woodcuts and engraved prints brought images, ideas, and entertainment to a wider audience. With the start of the Industrial Revolution in the mid-1700s, printing technology improved rapidly and illustration became more common in daily life, appearing in books and newspapers. In the 1800's publishers realised that illustrations helped to sell, books, magazines and increase advertising revenue so the illustration profession grew as more art was commissioned.

Choose from 15040 pictures in our The Magical World of Illustration collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Featured The Magical World of Illustration Print

Oak Tree or Quercus, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Oak Tree or Quercus: Plate 43, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image (Lehrbuch der praktischen Pflanzenkunde in Wort und Bild), Published in 1886. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored

© Craig McCausland

Featured The Magical World of Illustration Print

Star chart for the Polestar (Polaris), 19th Century

Vintage engraving of a Star chart for the Polestar. Polestar, also spelled pole star, also called (Northern Hemisphere) North Star, the brightest star that appears nearest to either celestial pole at any particular time

© Copyright of Duncan P Walker

1179198808

Featured The Magical World of Illustration Print

Butterflies, Brown hairstreak butterfly, Large copper, Blue, Argus

Vintage engraving of Butterflies. 44. Brown hairstreak, 45. Black hairstreak, 46. White letter hairstreak, 47. Purple hairstreak, 48. Green hairstreak, 49. Long tailed blue, 50. Short tailed blue, 51. Silver studded blue, 52. Brown argus, 53. Scotch brown argus, 54. Blue, 55. Clifden blue, 56. Chalk hill blue, 57. Mazarine blue, 58. Small blue, 59. Azure, 60. Large blue, 61. Large copper, 62. Small copper. Our Country's Butterflies and Moths and how to Know Them: A Guide to the Lepidoptera of Great Britain

© Copyright of Duncan P Walker