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Lot 62556: John James Audubon's Birds of America - Volume 7 with 80 Hand-colored Lithographs published 1856

Est: $4,000 USD - $8,000 USDSold:
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksMay 18, 2024Franklin, TN, US

Item Overview

Description

This is volume seven from the true second edition with 80 originally hand-colored lithographs of John James Audubon's Birds of America published in 1856.  This is the first set issued after the death of Audubon in 1851. Prints from Birds of America are amongst the most sought after and collectible of hand-colored American prints. The volume is bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and raised bands.

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. The birds are hand-colored in this set with color printed backgrounds.

Plates included in this volume are:

Plate 421: Frigate Pelican Man of War Bird
Plate 422: American White Pelican
Plate 423: Brown Pelican
Plate 424: Brown Pelican
Plate 425: Common Gannet
Plate 426: Booby Gannet
Plate 427: Tropic Bird
Plate 428: Black Skimmer or Shearwater
Plate 429: Cayenne Tern
Plate 430: Gull-billed Tern, Marsh Tern
Plate 431: Sandwich Tern
Plate 432: Sooty Tern
Plate 433: Common Tern
Plate 434: Havells Tern
Plate 435: Trudeau's Tern
Plate 436: Arctic Tern
Plate 437: Roseate Tern
Plate 438: Black Tern
Plate 439: Least Tern
Plate 440: Noddy Tern
Plate 441: Fork-tailed Gull
Plate 442: Bonapartes Gull
Plate 443: Black-headed Gull
Plate 444: Kittiwake Gull
Plate 445: Ivory Gull
Plate 446: Common American GullRing-billed Gull
Plate 447: White-winged Silvery Gull
Plate 448: Herring or Silvery Gull
Plate 449: Glaucus Gull-Burgomaster
Plate 450: Great Black-backed Gull
Plate 451: Pomerine Jager
Plate 452: Richardson Jager
Plate 453: Arctic Jager
Plate 454: Dusky Albatross
Plate 455: Fulmar Petrel
Plate 456: Wandering Shearwater
Plate 457: Manks Shearwater
Plate 458: Dusky Shearwater
Plate 459: Leach's Petrel Forked-tailed Petrel
Plate 460: Wilson's Petrel Mother Carey's Chicken
Plate 461: Least PetrelMother Carey's Chicken
Plate 462: Tufted Puffin
Plate 463: Large billed Puffin
Plate 464: Common or Arctic Puffin
Plate 465: Great Auk (Extinct)
Plate 466: Razor-billed Auk
Plate 467: Curled-crested Phaleris
Plate 468: Knobbed-billed Phaleris
Plate 469: Little Auk Sea-dove
Plate 470: Black-throated Guillemot
Plate 471: Horned-billed Guillemot
Plate 472: Large-billed Guillemot
Plate 473: Foolish Guillemot-Murre
Plate 474: Black Guillemot
Plate 475: Slender-billed Guillemot
Plate 476: Great North Diver or Loon
Plate 477: Black-throated Diver
Plate 478: Red-throated Diver
Plate 479: Crested Grebe
Plate 480: Red-necked Grebe
Plate 481: Horned Grebe
Plate 482: Eared Grebe
Plate 483: Pied-billed Dobchick
Plate 484: Harris' Finch
Plate 485: Bell's Vireo
Plate 486: Sprague's Missouri Lark
Plate 487: Smith's Lark-Bunting
Plate 488: Le Conte's Sharp-tailed Bunting
Plate 489: Missouri Meadow Lark
Plate 490: Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Plate 491: Least Flycatcher
Plate 492: Brewer's Black-bird
Plate 493: Shattucks Bunting
Plate 494: Missouri Red-moustached Woodpecker
Plate 495: Nuttall's Whip-poor-will
Plate 496: The Texan Turtle Dove
Plate 497: Western Shore Lark
Plate 498: Common Scaup Duck
Plate 499: Common Troupial
Plate 500: Baird's Bunting

Dimensions

~ 6 1/2" by 10 1/8"

Artist or Maker

Medium

Volume 7 with 80 Hand-colored Lithographs published 1856

Date

1856

Condition Report

The set is in very good to excellent condition overall. The plates very clean and fresh overall. There is some wear and scuffing to the boards and spine. There may be a few minor imperfections or faint marks to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature

Bird of America

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