Lot 2: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851), The Quadrupeds of North America, New York, 1854, 3 vols., octavo, second edition, original gilt-tooled red leather boards, all edges gilt, with 155 hand-colored lithographs by J.T. Bowen; together with volume 1 from Audubon's The Birds of America, NY/Philadelphia, Audubon/Chevalier, 1840, with 24 (out of 70), hand-colored lithographs, 11 in. x 8 1/2 in. Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929); The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1909-2016).