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Flying Fish Collection

"Discover the mesmerizing world of flying fish, where land and sea intertwine in breathtaking harmony

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying fishes (terns), 2500 BC. (fresco)

Flying fishes (terns), 2500 BC. (fresco)
LRI4591555 Flying fishes (terns), 2500 BC. (fresco) by Cycladic, (25th-23rd century BC); National Archaeological Museum, Athens

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying fish, Exocoetus volitans 1, suckerfish, Remora remora 2, barramundi, Lates calcarifer 3

Flying fish, Exocoetus volitans 1, suckerfish, Remora remora 2, barramundi, Lates calcarifer 3, scale 4, seahorse
FLO4652711 Flying fish, Exocoetus volitans 1, suckerfish, Remora remora 2, barramundi, Lates calcarifer 3, scale 4, seahorse, Hippocampus species 5

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying rumble, sea swallow, common flying fish or common exocet

Flying rumble, sea swallow, common flying fish or common exocet and African flying fish - Flying gurnard
FLO4573803 Flying rumble, sea swallow, common flying fish or common exocet and African flying fish - Flying gurnard, Dactylopterus volitans 1, bandwing flyingfish, Cheilopogon exsilians 2

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying fish species 1, 2, remora or suckerfish 3, and round boxfish 4

Flying fish species 1, 2, remora or suckerfish 3, and round boxfish 4. Handcoloured copperplate engraving
FLO4573690 Flying fish species 1, 2, remora or suckerfish 3, and round boxfish 4. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuch's " Bilderbuch fur Kinder"

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Heraldic zoo of imaginary animals, used on flags and coats of arms (litho)

Heraldic zoo of imaginary animals, used on flags and coats of arms (litho)
8641532 Heraldic zoo of imaginary animals, used on flags and coats of arms (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Heraldic zoo of imaginary animals)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Out of the frying-pan into the fire (engraving)

Out of the frying-pan into the fire (engraving)
8639603 Out of the frying-pan into the fire (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Out of the frying-pan into the fire)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Illustration of Sambourne (1844-1910) in Punch, 1889-4-13 - April Fish, English language

Illustration of Sambourne (1844-1910) in Punch, 1889-4-13 - April Fish, English language
ICA4937080 Illustration of Sambourne (1844-1910) in Punch, 1889-4-13 - April Fish, English language, Foreign press - Baker Georges (1837-1891)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Camille Vert's Flying Fish balloon

Camille Vert's Flying Fish balloon
3732659 Camille Vert's Flying Fish balloon; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Camille Vert's Flying Fish balloon, powered by a small steam engine)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Animals from heraldry (litho)

Animals from heraldry (litho)
8673161 Animals from heraldry (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The heraldic zoo that never was)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Mascot (litho)

Mascot (litho)
8647544 Mascot (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mascot. Illustration for The Motoring Encyclopedia (Amalgamated Press, c 1939).); © Look and Learn

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Camille Vert's Flying Fish balloon

Camille Vert's Flying Fish balloon
3732657 Camille Vert's Flying Fish balloon; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Camille Vert's Flying Fish balloon, powered by a small steam engine)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Seahorse and flying fish. Seahorse (Hippocampus punctutatus) and flying fish (Exocetus volitans)

Seahorse and flying fish. Seahorse (Hippocampus punctutatus) and flying fish (Exocetus volitans)
FLO4685404 Seahorse and flying fish. Seahorse (Hippocampus punctutatus) and flying fish (Exocetus volitans). Handcolored engraving from Charles d'Orbigny's " Dictionnaire Universale

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying fish (Exocoetus), living in warm seas, where it is hunted by sea bream

Flying fish (Exocoetus), living in warm seas, where it is hunted by sea bream
FLO4687249 Flying fish (Exocoetus), living in warm seas, where it is hunted by sea bream, its very developed pectoral fins allow it to jump out of the water and soar for a few moments

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: N°1 Pointile Seahorse (HIPPOCAMPUS PUNCTUTATUS), N°2 Flying Exocet (EXOCOETUS VOLITANS)

N°1 Pointile Seahorse (HIPPOCAMPUS PUNCTUTATUS), N°2 Flying Exocet (EXOCOETUS VOLITANS)
JAB5036902 N°1 Pointile Seahorse (HIPPOCAMPUS PUNCTUTATUS), N°2 Flying Exocet (EXOCOETUS VOLITANS). In "Dictionnaire universel d'Histoire naturelle" by Mr

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying fish, with a Parasitic Growth on its Back, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Flying fish, with a Parasitic Growth on its Back, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Flying fish, with a Parasitic Growth on its Back, 1858. "The flying-fish of which I send you a Sketch flew into the mizen-chains of Messrs Green's East Indiaman Monarch

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Sea fishing, 1778. Creator: Jan Brandes

Sea fishing, 1778. Creator: Jan Brandes
Sea fishing, 1778. Garfish found inside another fish, flatfish, cuttlefish and flying fish

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Sea birds and sea fish, 1778-1779. Creator: Jan Brandes

Sea birds and sea fish, 1778-1779. Creator: Jan Brandes
Sea birds and sea fish, 1778-1779. Including a blue shark and a dorade

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Animalia Aqvatilia et Cochiliata (Aqva): Plate XXII, c. 1575/1580. Creator: Joris Hoefnagel

Animalia Aqvatilia et Cochiliata (Aqva): Plate XXII, c. 1575/1580. Creator: Joris Hoefnagel
Animalia Aqvatilia et Cochiliata (Aqva): Plate XXII, c. 1575/1580

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying fish (Exocoetidae) in Sargasso Sea, Atlantic Ocean

Flying fish (Exocoetidae) in Sargasso Sea, Atlantic Ocean

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: South America, Peru, Lima, Miraflores. Conchas Toshi - scallops in Tiger Milk - with

South America, Peru, Lima, Miraflores. Conchas Toshi - scallops in Tiger Milk - with ceviche juice, avocado, flying fish roe, tartar sauce, maca root and seaweed

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Mural painting in the Tomb of Typhon (Tomba del Tifone) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928]

Mural painting in the Tomb of Typhon (Tomba del Tifone) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928]. Etruscan burial chamber, 3rd-2nd Century B.C...Frieze of flying fish [dolphins] over stylicised waves)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Mural frieze in the Tomb of the Lionesses (Tomba delle Leonesse), Tarquinia, Italy, (1928)

Mural frieze in the Tomb of the Lionesses (Tomba delle Leonesse), Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, 1st Half of 6th Century B.C...Flying fish [dolphins]

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Dactyloptere pirapede (Dactylopterus pirapeda) flying fish, Chetodon argus (scatophagus argus)

Dactyloptere pirapede (Dactylopterus pirapeda) flying fish, Chetodon argus (scatophagus argus)
JAB4119257 Dactyloptere pirapede (Dactylopterus pirapeda) flying fish, Chetodon argus (scatophagus argus), centronote pilote (echeneis naucrate)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying Fish and their Foes; A Flying Visit to Florida, 1875. Creator: Thomas Mayne Reid

Flying Fish and their Foes; A Flying Visit to Florida, 1875. Creator: Thomas Mayne Reid
Flying Fish and their Foes; A Flying Visit to Florida, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] Belle Sauvage Works.London E.C

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Lastly, when the observation of flying fish (colour litho)

Lastly, when the observation of flying fish (colour litho)
7181042 Lastly, when the observation of flying fish (colour litho) by Echau, Joaquin Xaudaru y (1872-1933); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lastly, when the observation of flying fish)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Design for Wallpaper 'Cockatoos with Lemons'and Wallpaper Border with 'Flying Fish'

Design for Wallpaper "Cockatoos with Lemons"and Wallpaper Border with "Flying Fish"
5055743 Design for Wallpaper " Cockatoos with Lemons" and Wallpaper Border with " Flying Fish", from L Animal dans la Decoration by Maurice Pillard Verneuil, pub

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Designs for wallpaper 'Flying Fish and Waves'and 'Cicadas and Pine', and Border of Nautilus Shells

Designs for wallpaper "Flying Fish and Waves"and "Cicadas and Pine", and Border of Nautilus Shells
5055692 Designs for wallpaper " Flying Fish and Waves" and " Cicadas and Pine", and Border of Nautilus Shells, from L Animal dans la Decoration by Maurice Pillard Verneuil, pub

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Exocet (engraving)

Exocet (engraving)
7158292 Exocet (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Exocet. Illustration for Dictionnaire Francais Illustre des Mots et des Choses by MM Larive et Fleury)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Poisson volant; Flying-fish; Fliegefisch (engraving)

Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Poisson volant; Flying-fish; Fliegefisch (engraving)
7197178 Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Poisson volant; Flying-fish; Fliegefisch (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Poisson volant; Flying-fish; Fliegefisch)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Fishing, a Rise (engraving)

Fishing, a Rise (engraving)
7167123 Fishing, a Rise (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fishing, a Rise. Illustration for The Comic Annual by Thomas Hood)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying Fish (engraving)

Flying Fish (engraving)
7177966 Flying Fish (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Flying Fish. Illustration for The Comic Annual by Thomas Hood)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: 'Les tentations de saint Antoine'L ermite saint Antoine le Grand (251-356)

"Les tentations de saint Antoine"L ermite saint Antoine le Grand (251-356)
FIA5393173 " Les tentations de saint Antoine" L ermite saint Antoine le Grand (251-356) (ou Saint Antoine l ermite ou Saint Antoine l abbe) subit les tentations du Diable dans le desert

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying fish and Ichimochi, from an untitled series of fish, c. 1840/42. Creator: Ando Hiroshige

Flying fish and Ichimochi, from an untitled series of fish, c. 1840/42. Creator: Ando Hiroshige
Flying fish and Ichimochi, from an untitled series of fish, c. 1840/42

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Study of blood circulation in flying fish and other animals Description by Dutch trader

Study of blood circulation in flying fish and other animals Description by Dutch trader
GIA4807246 Study of blood circulation in flying fish and other animals Description by Dutch trader and scientist Antoine van Leeuwenhoek (or Leeuvenhoek Leeuwenhoeck) (or Antoni or Anthonie)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: On the West Coast of Africa, Madeira to Sierra Leone (engraving)

On the West Coast of Africa, Madeira to Sierra Leone (engraving)
1043911 On the West Coast of Africa, Madeira to Sierra Leone (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: On the West Coast of Africa, Madeira to Sierra Leone)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Domingo, from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub

Domingo, from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub
2909736 Domingo, from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub. 1589 (hand coloured engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Departure of the Prince of Wales from Portland, United States, for England (engraving)

Departure of the Prince of Wales from Portland, United States, for England (engraving)
1612527 Departure of the Prince of Wales from Portland, United States, for England (engraving) by Weedon, Edwin (1819-79); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Her Majestys Gun-Boat, 'Flying-Fish'(engraving)

Her Majestys Gun-Boat, "Flying-Fish"(engraving)
1608737 Her Majestys Gun-Boat, " Flying-Fish" (engraving) by Andrews, George Henry (1816-98) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Her Majestys Gun-Boat, " Flying-Fish")

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Lined seahorse and tropical two-wing flying-fish

Lined seahorse and tropical two-wing flying-fish
Lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus, and tropical two-wing flying-fish, Exocoetus volitans. Handcolored engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Young boy with flying fish, Sicily, c. 1895 (glass plate)

Young boy with flying fish, Sicily, c. 1895 (glass plate)
494263 Young boy with flying fish, Sicily, c.1895 (glass plate) by Gloeden, Wilhelm von (1856-1931); Alinari

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Shipwreck survivors adrift on a raft in the South Seas (coloured engraving)

Shipwreck survivors adrift on a raft in the South Seas (coloured engraving)
3630073 Shipwreck survivors adrift on a raft in the South Seas (coloured engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Life in the Open Sea, illustration from The Science of Life (colour litho)

Life in the Open Sea, illustration from The Science of Life (colour litho)
IL283084 Life in the Open Sea, illustration from The Science of Life (colour litho) by Brightwell, Leonard Robert (b.1889); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Dorades, Pisces volants, Albatros - in 'Le Monde de la Mer'

Dorades, Pisces volants, Albatros - in "Le Monde de la Mer"
LSE4082729 Dorades, Pisces volants, Albatros - in " Le Monde de la Mer" by Alfred Fredol. ed. Paris, Hachette. by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dorades)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: The Pacific: shipwreck survivors adrift on a raft in the South Seas; forest in New Holland

The Pacific: shipwreck survivors adrift on a raft in the South Seas; forest in New Holland (Australia)
3630082 The Pacific: shipwreck survivors adrift on a raft in the South Seas; forest in New Holland (Australia); a Pacific island (coloured engraving) by German School

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Cartegena, from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub

Cartegena, from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub
2909734 Cartegena, from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub. 1589 (hand coloured engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Augustine from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub

Augustine from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub
2909619 Augustine from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub. 1589 (hand coloured engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Santiago, from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub

Santiago, from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub
2909617 Santiago, from Drakes West Indian Voyage 1585 - 86, pub. 1589 (hand coloured engraving) by Boazio, Baptista (fl.1588-1606); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFlying Fish Collection: Flying fish and arapaima (chromolitho)

Flying fish and arapaima (chromolitho)
2782543 Flying fish and arapaima (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Flying fish and arapaima. Liebig card, published in late 19th or early 20th century)



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"Discover the mesmerizing world of flying fish, where land and sea intertwine in breathtaking harmony. From the tropical two-wing flyingfish gracefully gliding through the Strait of Gibraltar in Spain, to the vibrant Exocoetidae species soaring above the Sargasso Sea in the Atlantic Ocean, these aquatic wonders captivate our imagination. In South America's coastal gem Peru, specifically Lima's Miraflores district, indulge your taste buds with Conchas Toshi - scallops immersed in Tiger Milk - a culinary delight that perfectly complements this enchanting marine spectacle. Travel back in time to Tarquinia, Italy and marvel at ancient mural paintings within the Tomb of Typhon and Tomb of Lionesses. These intricate artworks depict scenes where flying fish symbolize freedom and resilience against their foes. Embark on a historical journey as we delve into Thomas Mayne Reid's vivid descriptions of his "Flying Visit to Florida" in 1875. Through his words, witness firsthand how these remarkable creatures navigate through Florida's skies. Immerse yourself further into history with a glimpse into Cape Verde's capture of Santiago in 1585. A colored engraving captures this momentous event alongside an intriguing depiction amidst turbulent waters. Let us not forget those who have documented these incredible creatures throughout time. Admire color lithographs showcasing observations or admire Maurice Pillard Verneuil's stunning wallpaper designs featuring "Cockatoos with Lemons, " "Flying Fish and Waves, " "Cicadas and Pine, " and Nautilus Shells border from L'Animal dans la Decoration published in 1897. Finally, explore engravings such as Exocet or Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Poisson volant; Flying-fish; Fliegefisch which provide visual representations that enhance our understanding of these magnificent beings. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we celebrate the beauty, resilience, and grace in their natural habitats across the globe.