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Bird painter, Painter, Animal painter, b. 1785 - d. 1851

Born in Haiti in 1785, artist John James Audubon was raised in France, a place where his interest in nature began. Sent to America in 1803, his love of birds and his artistic talent coalesced. Known worldwide for his association with bird conservation, artist John James Audubon created lifelike drawings of birds using a true-to-life color palette. One of his favorite pastimes was hunting, but as a naturalist he was concerned with conservation, especially the increased destruction of bird habitats.

Eventually, he created Birds of America, a book containing 435 of John James Audubon's paintings compiled into prints. The prints depicted each of North America's known bird varieties at the time. The value of John James Audubon prints extend beyond market price, and his paintings and drawings continue to set the standard for avian artwork. Whether you like furry or feathered wildlife, search other dazzling animal prints online at Invaluable.

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                  • Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common Mouse. 90
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common Mouse. 90

                    Est: $6,000 - $9,000

                    This exceptional folio lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. It was part of the Imperial Folio Edition published between 1845 and 1851. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints. The print is a stone lithograph which features original hand-coloring completed by noted printer James T. Bowen of Philadelphia. Great care was taken in the lithography and hand-coloring of the print to give the animal fur a truly realistic appearance. Audubon worked on the quadrupeds for fifteen years and studied the animals in their natural habitats and collected skins. It was the first work of this size done on American quadrupeds and a landmark for natural science in America. Audubon detailed many frontier animals for the first time, and the work helped spark public interest in the natural flora and fauna of America. When he undertook the research for this publication, he wrote his collaborator Rev. James Bachman "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 332) Quadrupeds would be his last major work and expedition. He completed half of the drawings before his health began to deteriorate, but it was a true collaboration with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon. John James Audubon served as "...the genius and guiding hand. Audubon was the person who conceived the projects and had the enthusiasm and determination to see them through. He was the artist, the author, the designer, and, when the time came, the salesman. As the success of the 'little work' grew, Audubon’s dominant role in the process became more apparent." (Ron Tyler) Provenance: Stamp to title reads Gardner A. Sage Library, Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey

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                  • Audubon, Imperial Folio - Wolverine. 26
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon, Imperial Folio - Wolverine. 26

                    Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                    This exceptional folio lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. It was part of the Imperial Folio Edition published between 1845 and 1851. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints. The print is a stone lithograph which features original hand-coloring completed by noted printer James T. Bowen of Philadelphia. Great care was taken in the lithography and hand-coloring of the print to give the animal fur a truly realistic appearance. Audubon worked on the quadrupeds for fifteen years and studied the animals in their natural habitats and collected skins. It was the first work of this size done on American quadrupeds and a landmark for natural science in America. Audubon detailed many frontier animals for the first time, and the work helped spark public interest in the natural flora and fauna of America. When he undertook the research for this publication, he wrote his collaborator Rev. James Bachman "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 332) Quadrupeds would be his last major work and expedition. He completed half of the drawings before his health began to deteriorate, but it was a true collaboration with his son, John Woodhouse Audubon. John James Audubon served as "...the genius and guiding hand. Audubon was the person who conceived the projects and had the enthusiasm and determination to see them through. He was the artist, the author, the designer, and, when the time came, the salesman. As the success of the 'little work' grew, Audubon’s dominant role in the process became more apparent." (Ron Tyler) Provenance: Stamp to title reads Gardner A. Sage Library, Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey

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                  • Audubon, Imperial Folio - 4 Lithographs of Rats & Mice
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon, Imperial Folio - 4 Lithographs of Rats & Mice

                    Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                    Included in this lot: Leconte's Pine Mouse. 80 Jumping Mouse. 85 Columbia Pouched Rat. 105 Camas Rat. 142 Description: This exceptional folio lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. It was part of the Imperial Folio Edition published between 1845 and 1851. The color on this set is exceptional, and the condition of the plates remarkably fresh. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints. The print is a stone lithograph which features original hand-coloring completed by noted printer James T. Bowen of Philadelphia. Great care was taken in the lithography and hand-coloring of the print to give the animal fur a truly realistic appearance. Audubon worked on the quadrupeds for fifteen years and studied the animals in their natural habitats and collected skins. It was the first work of this size done on American quadrupeds and a landmark for natural science in America. Audubon detailed many frontier animals for the first time, and the work helped spark public interest in the natural flora and fauna of America. When he undertook the research for this publication, he wrote his collaborator Rev. James Bachman "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 332) Quadrupeds would be his last major work and expedition. He completed half of the drawings before his health began to deteriorate, but it was a true collaboration with his son, JOhn Woodhouse Audubon. John James Audubon served as "...the genius and guiding hand. Audubon was the person who conceived the projects and had the enthusiasm and determination to see them through. He was the artist, the author, the designer, and, when the time came, the salesman. As the success of the 'little work' grew, Audubon’s dominant role in the process became more apparent." (Ron Tyler) Provenance: George W. Turner (supralibros; signatures dated 1853 to pastedowns of text volumes)

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Mangrove Hummingbird. 184
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Mangrove Hummingbird. 184

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Golden Eagle. 181
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Golden Eagle. 181

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Canada Goose. 201
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Canada Goose. 201

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Red-throated Diver. 202
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Red-throated Diver. 202

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Willow Grous or Large Ptarmigan. 191
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Willow Grous or Large Ptarmigan. 191

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Pinnated Grouse. 186
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Pinnated Grouse. 186

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon - Great Cinereous Owl. 35
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Great Cinereous Owl. 35

                    Est: $400 - $800

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Burrowing Day-Owl. 31
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Burrowing Day-Owl. 31

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Red-tailed Buzzard. 7
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Red-tailed Buzzard. 7

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Common Buzzard. 6
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Common Buzzard. 6

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - American Goldfinch. 181
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - American Goldfinch. 181

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Crested Purple Finch. 196
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Crested Purple Finch. 196

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Crimson-fronted Purple Finch. 197
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Crimson-fronted Purple Finch. 197

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Audubons' Woodpecker. 265
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Audubons' Woodpecker. 265

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Purple Gallinule. 303
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Purple Gallinule. 303

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Common Scaup Duck. 498
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Common Scaup Duck. 498

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Blue headed Ground Dove or Pigeon. 284
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Blue headed Ground Dove or Pigeon. 284

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Common American Partridge. 289
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Common American Partridge. 289

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Grizzly Bear. 131
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Grizzly Bear. 131

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - Crab-eating Raccoon. 155
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Crab-eating Raccoon. 155

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - Hare Indian Dog. 132
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - Hare Indian Dog. 132

                    Est: $150 - $300

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - 7 Squirrel Lithographs
                    Mar. 02, 2024

                    Audubon - 7 Squirrel Lithographs

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • ORIGINAL JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART EXHIBITION POSTER, 35IN x 43IN (89cm x 109cm)
                    Feb. 27, 2024

                    ORIGINAL JOHN J. AUDUBON (1785-1851) NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART EXHIBITION POSTER, 35IN x 43IN (89cm x 109cm)

                    Est: $1,500 - $2,000

                    John J. Audubon (1785-1851) color lithograph for an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in 1993. The underlying piece used for the poster is titled Snowy Heron or White Egret, Plate 242. This original exhibition poster was produced on heavy stock 300 gsm, museum paper. With frame, it measures 35 inches x 43 inches. It is matted and framed under glass in an ornate, gold tone frame. It was produced in 1993, under the auspices of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art. This piece was acquired from the estate of an ex-employee of the National Gallery in Washington, DC. This piece was in brand new condition, found untouched for 30 years in her house.

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                  • Audubon, Imperial Folio - Canada Lynx. 16
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, Imperial Folio - Canada Lynx. 16

                    Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                    This exceptional folio lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. It was part of the Imperial Folio Edition published between 1845 and 1851. The color on this set is exceptional, and the condition of the plates remarkably fresh. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints. The print is a stone lithograph which features original hand-coloring completed by noted printer James T. Bowen of Philadelphia. Great care was taken in the lithography and hand-coloring of the print to give the animal fur a truly realistic appearance. Audubon worked on the quadrupeds for fifteen years and studied the animals in their natural habitats and collected skins. It was the first work of this size done on American quadrupeds and a landmark for natural science in America. Audubon detailed many frontier animals for the first time, and the work helped spark public interest in the natural flora and fauna of America. When he undertook the research for this publication, he wrote his collaborator Rev. James Bachman "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 332) Quadrupeds would be his last major work and expedition. He completed half of the drawings before his health began to deteriorate, but it was a true collaboration with his son, JOhn Woodhouse Audubon. John James Audubon served as "...the genius and guiding hand. Audubon was the person who conceived the projects and had the enthusiasm and determination to see them through. He was the artist, the author, the designer, and, when the time came, the salesman. As the success of the 'little work' grew, Audubon’s dominant role in the process became more apparent." (Ron Tyler) Provenance: George W. Turner (supralibros; signatures dated 1853 to pastedowns of text volumes)

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                  • Audubon, Imperial Folio - American Cross Fox. 6
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, Imperial Folio - American Cross Fox. 6

                    Est: $6,000 - $8,000

                    This exceptional folio lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. It was part of the Imperial Folio Edition published between 1845 and 1851. The color on this set is exceptional, and the condition of the plates remarkably fresh. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints. The print is a stone lithograph which features original hand-coloring completed by noted printer James T. Bowen of Philadelphia. Great care was taken in the lithography and hand-coloring of the print to give the animal fur a truly realistic appearance. Audubon worked on the quadrupeds for fifteen years and studied the animals in their natural habitats and collected skins. It was the first work of this size done on American quadrupeds and a landmark for natural science in America. Audubon detailed many frontier animals for the first time, and the work helped spark public interest in the natural flora and fauna of America. When he undertook the research for this publication, he wrote his collaborator Rev. James Bachman "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 332) Quadrupeds would be his last major work and expedition. He completed half of the drawings before his health began to deteriorate, but it was a true collaboration with his son, JOhn Woodhouse Audubon. John James Audubon served as "...the genius and guiding hand. Audubon was the person who conceived the projects and had the enthusiasm and determination to see them through. He was the artist, the author, the designer, and, when the time came, the salesman. As the success of the 'little work' grew, Audubon’s dominant role in the process became more apparent." (Ron Tyler) Provenance: George W. Turner (supralibros; signatures dated 1853 to pastedowns of text volumes)

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                  • Audubon, Imperial Folio - 4 Lithographs of Squirrel, Rat, Mice
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, Imperial Folio - 4 Lithographs of Squirrel, Rat, Mice

                    Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                    Included in this lot: Californian Marmot Squirrel. 109 Mole-shaped Pouched Rat. 110 Yellow-cheeked Meadow Mouse. 115 Northern Meadow Mouse. 129 Description: This exceptional folio lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. It was part of the Imperial Folio Edition published between 1845 and 1851. The color on this set is exceptional, and the condition of the plates remarkably fresh. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints. The print is a stone lithograph which features original hand-coloring completed by noted printer James T. Bowen of Philadelphia. Great care was taken in the lithography and hand-coloring of the print to give the animal fur a truly realistic appearance. Audubon worked on the quadrupeds for fifteen years and studied the animals in their natural habitats and collected skins. It was the first work of this size done on American quadrupeds and a landmark for natural science in America. Audubon detailed many frontier animals for the first time, and the work helped spark public interest in the natural flora and fauna of America. When he undertook the research for this publication, he wrote his collaborator Rev. James Bachman "I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs full able to carry my body for ten years to come, and in about two of these I expect the illustrations out, and ere the following twelve months have elapsed, their histories studied, their descriptions carefully prepared and the book printed! Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." (Streshinsky, Audubon, p. 332) Quadrupeds would be his last major work and expedition. He completed half of the drawings before his health began to deteriorate, but it was a true collaboration with his son, JOhn Woodhouse Audubon. John James Audubon served as "...the genius and guiding hand. Audubon was the person who conceived the projects and had the enthusiasm and determination to see them through. He was the artist, the author, the designer, and, when the time came, the salesman. As the success of the 'little work' grew, Audubon’s dominant role in the process became more apparent." (Ron Tyler) Provenance: George W. Turner (supralibros; signatures dated 1853 to pastedowns of text volumes)

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                  • Audubon, NYSE Best Watercolor Ed - Pair: Brown Pelican & Reddish Egret
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, NYSE Best Watercolor Ed - Pair: Brown Pelican & Reddish Egret

                    Est: $3,000 - $5,000

                    This exquisite large folio bird print is from the commission of The New-York Historical Society Edition of Audubon's Fifty Best Watercolors. The work was done by the New-York Historical Society and Oppenheimer Editions which printed high-quality replicas in the actual size of the original watercolors used to create John James Audubon's monumental Birds of America. Only 200 sets of this special collection were produced. Each is printed with archival pigments on 100% rag watercolor paper. Lucy Audubon had sold the core collection of Audubon's to the New York Historical Society in 1863. This included 471 of John James Audubon's original watercolors of which 435 were used to create the Havell edition of Birds of America.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Key West Dove. 167
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Key West Dove. 167

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - American Robin. 131
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - American Robin. 131

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Meadow Lark. 136
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Meadow Lark. 136

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Yellow-breasted Chat. 137
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Yellow-breasted Chat. 137

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Goshawk, Stanley Hawk. 141
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Goshawk, Stanley Hawk. 141

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Rough-legged Falcon. 166
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon, Amsterdam Ed - Rough-legged Falcon. 166

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

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                  • Audubon - 8 Quadruped Lithographs
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - 8 Quadruped Lithographs

                    Est: $400 - $800

                    This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon's The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York in 1854. Quadrupeds was Audubon's final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America's animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort. Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.

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                  • Audubon - Snowy Owl. 28
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - Snowy Owl. 28

                    Est: $800 - $1,200

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Barn Owl. 34
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - Barn Owl. 34

                    Est: $400 - $800

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Little Screech Owl. 40
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - Little Screech Owl. 40

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - White-headed Sea Eagle or Bald Eagle. 14
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - White-headed Sea Eagle or Bald Eagle. 14

                    Est: $400 - $800

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Common Osprey Fish Hawk. 15
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - Common Osprey Fish Hawk. 15

                    Est: $500 - $1,000

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Golden Eagle. 12
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - Golden Eagle. 12

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Whip-poor-will. 42
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - Whip-poor-will. 42

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Chuck-will's Widow. 41
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - Chuck-will's Widow. 41

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Fork-tailed Flycatcher. 52
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - Fork-tailed Flycatcher. 52

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - Purple Martin. 45
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - Purple Martin. 45

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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                  • Audubon - American Redstart. 68
                    Feb. 24, 2024

                    Audubon - American Redstart. 68

                    Est: $200 - $500

                    This hand-colored lithograph comes from John James Audubon's first octavo edition of Birds of America published from 1840 to 1844. The work was completed under the direct supervision of J. J. Audubon. The lithography and hand-coloring was completed by J. T. Bowen. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The first edition was the only one to be completed using strictly hand-coloring. John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps the most famous of early American naturalists. Birds of America is one of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and is highly collectible.

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