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Free Printable Natural History Posters Of Adolphe Millot

Dive into the legacy of Adolphe Millot with our stunning range of free printable natural history posters. Perfect for educators, artists, and decor enthusiasts, these public domain illustrations are available for instant download and display.

You probably recognise these natural history posters, which are very popular and have been sold as gift wraps and prints. They were painted by the French painter and entomologist Adolphe Millot in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

 These gorgeous natural history paintings were for the book the Nouveau Larousse Illustré a French encyclopedia first published in 1905. I have included the identification posters Millot painted for insects, birds, and butterflies.

The animal posters of mammals and reptiles from the Larousse books can be found here. Another Frenchman, Emile Deyrolle, created a wonderful collection of natural history posters.

Vintage Natural History Poster (Insects, Birds, and Butterflies)


To download the natural history posters, click on the highlighted title, and a higher-resolution image will open in a new tab. You can then save or print this image.

You can see the complete collection of vintage educational posters on Pictureboxblue here, including John Esmile’s science posters.

10 free insect bird natural history poster

Adolphe Millot’s The Entomology (Insect) Posters

Poster 1. Insects Adolphe Millot

This natural history poster contains lovely illustrations of bees, flies, wasps, beetles, and other flying insects. Check out these other vintage insect prints.

I’ve used a poster like this before for a unique cupboard upcycle.

Adolphe Millot Natural History poster of insects

Poster 2. More Adolphe Millot Insects

Another natural history poster of insects. This time, they are mainly grasshoppers and beetles. For more detailed insect images check out the of amazing insect art of JORIS HOEFNAGEL.

If you are looking for wonderful dragonfly drawings, there are more here.

Insect painting poster Adolphe Millot

Poster 3: Insects Useful and Harmful

One more natural history poster of insects by Adolphe Millot. This time, however, he categorises the insects into 2 distinct groups: useful (utiles) and harmful (nuisibles).

There are some beautiful insect illustrations with plants in the Maria Sibylla Merian collection.

Adolphe Millot Vintage Natural history poster of useful and harmful insects

Adolphe Millot’s Vintage Bird Posters 4-8

Poster 4: Oiseaux (Birds) Collection

This is a gorgeous colour, illustrated poster of tropical birds, from parrots to birds of paradise; for more tropical birds, check out the parrot paintings of Edward Lear.

Natural History poster of tropical birds

Poster 5: Oiseaux Pour Tous (More Birds)

This time, there were more bird illustrations, and the variety of birds included game, wetland, seabirds, and large flightless birds such as ostriches, flamingoes, pelicans, and emus.

More Adolphe Millot bird illustrations including birds of prey and parrots

Poster 6: Even More Birds (Oiseaux Pour Tous A)

This collection of bird paintings includes birds of prey, such as vultures and owls. There is also a large collection of exotic birds, such as owls, cockatoos, and toucans. Each bird is labelled individually.

Adolphe Millot Birds of Prey

Poster 7: Plumes and Feathers

The natural history poster of Aldophe Millot is a fabulous illustrated collection of brightly coloured bird plumes and feathers. Each feather and plume illustration is named.

There are more feather illustrations here.

Natural history poster of plumes and feather paintings.

Poster 8. Natural History Poster of Oeufs (eggs)

This is a great poster for egg identification. A great collection of egg paintings, each labelled and named.

There are more birds nest and egg illustrations on the site.

Egg identification poster by Adolphe_Millot_oeufs

Adolphe Millot Butterfly Posters 9-10

Poster 9. Papillons (Butterfly) Poster

A beautiful collection of butterfly paintings for identification. They would be great for a decoupage craft project. You can find more vintage butterfly charts here.

Adolphe_Millot_papillons butterfly poster

Poster 10: A Second Papillons (Butterfly) Poster

Another beautifully illustrated vintage butterfly identification poster.

Vintage butterfly poster Adolphe_Millot_papillons

Other Adolphe Millot Poster Collections

Don’t forget to check out the sea life posters of Adolphe Millot and his antique botanical posters. Also, he made a collection of fruit and vegetable posters.

Sea life posters of Adolphe Millot

You might want to check out these other free vintage paintings.

Vintage Animal Prints

Wonderful Vintage Free Insect Prints

The Beautiful Fish Paintings of Louis Renard


Thursday 23rd of November 2023

Thank for these gorgeous and diverse images. I’m fascinated to the point of being obsessed with them! I much appreciate the fact that you’ve also taken the trouble to provide insightful and detailed information. Thank you for your generosity.


Friday 24th of November 2023

Thank you, you're welcome. They are beautiful images I just had to share.


Saturday 18th of November 2023

Hermosas imágenes. Muchísimas gracias!!! Saludos desde Argentina.


Sunday 19th of November 2023

You're welcome and thanks for visiting.


Saturday 28th of October 2023

These are stunning! Thank you


Sunday 29th of October 2023

I'm glad you enjoyed them, thank you.


Saturday 19th of August 2023

Thank you very much for all the lovely images. Be sure that everybody enjoys them.


Sunday 20th of August 2023

Thank you glad you enjoyed them.


Wednesday 26th of October 2022

Love these illustrations, think I will see if they can be purchased poster size for framing. Wonderful.


Wednesday 26th of October 2022

Thank you, Cavalini make gift wrap posters in lots of vintage illustrations like these, which can be framed.