John James Audubon (1785 - 1851)

Lot 467: Audubon - LARGE LOT - 26 First Edition Lithographs

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

April 21, 2018
Franklin, TN, US

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Description: Included in this lot:

Ruddy Duck. 399
Blue headed Ground Dove or Pigeon. 284
Red-necked Grebe. 480
Purple Sandpiper. 330
Sprague's Missouri Lark. 486
Manks Shearwater. 457
Manks Shearwater. 457
Fork-tailed Gull. 441
Rock Ptarmigan. 301
Snow Lark Bunting. 155
Savannah Bunting. 160
Cooper's Hawk. 24
Great Black-backed Gull. 450
Brown Tree-creeper. 115
Barn or Chimney Swallow. 48
Great American Shrike. 236
Smith's Lark Bunting. 487
White-fronted Goose. 380
Red-headed Duck. 396
Brant Goose. 379
Snow Goose. 381
Townsend's Cormorant. 418
Hutchins's Goose. 377
Red-breasted Snipe. 351
American Avocet. 353
Violet-green Cormorant. 419
Townsend's Oyster-catcher. 326

Description:

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 litho0graphy 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.
Dimensions: ~ 6 1/2" by 10 1/4"
Artist or Maker: John James Audubon
Medium: Originally Hand-colored Lithograph
Date: 1840-1844
Condition Report: The plates are in poor to very good condition, the majority in good condition.There may be a few minor imperfections, offset, handling, or fox marks. Please review the image below carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.
Literature: Birds of America
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