Title: "American Flamingo" (Plate: 375)
Year:
1840-1844
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 1,200
Sheet size: 10" x 6.5"
Image size: 6.5" x 5.75"
Price: $XXXX
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'The Birds of America', First Royal Octavo Edition (1840-1844)
To make 'The Birds of America' more affordable and widely available, in 1839 John James Audubon began the first octavo edition, a smaller version of the folio which was printed and hand-colored by J. T. Bowen in Philadelphia. Employing a new invention, the camera lucida, the images were reduced in size, rendered in intermediate drawings by John James Audubon and his son John Woodhouse, and then drawn onto lithographic stones. These miniatures exhibit a remarkable amount of attention to quality and detail, as well as a meticulous fidelity to the larger works. Some compositional changes were made in order to accommodate the smaller format. Like the Havell edition, John James Audubon’s first octavo edition was sold by subscription and distributed in parts, five at a time. However, the octavo editions were issued in proper phylogenic, or species order. These prints also bear the plate number in the upper right-hand corner and the subscription number in the upper left. The first edition of approximately 1,200 sets of 7 volumes was completed in five years from 1839 to 1844. A total of 500 images comprise the First Royal Octavo Edition.
Title: "Canada Goose" (Plate: 376)
Year:
1840-1844
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 1,200
Sheet size: 10" x 6.5"
Image size: 7.25" x 6.25"
Price:
SOLD
Title: "Duskey Duck" (Plate: 386)
Year:
1840-1844
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 1,200
Sheet size: 6.75" x 10.25"
Image size: 4" x 7.5"
Price:
SOLD
Title: "Ruddy Duck" (Plate: 399)
Year:
1840-1844
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 1,200
Sheet size: 6.75" x 10.25"
Image size: 3.75" x 6.5"
Price:
SOLD
Title: "Wood Ibis" (Plate: 361)
Year:
1840-1844
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 1,200
Sheet size: 10.5" x 6.5"
Image size: 7" x 5"
Price:
SOLD
Title: "Long-tailed Duck" (Plate: 410)
Year:
1840-1844
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 1,200
Sheet size: 6.88" x 10.5"
Image size: 4" x 7.25"
Price:
SOLD
Title: "Long-billed Curlew (City of Charleston)" (Plate: 355)
Year:
1840-1844
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 1,200
Sheet size: 6.5" x 10.25"
Image size: 4.88" x 9.25"
Price: $1,400
John James Audubon (April 26, 1785, Les Cayes, Saint-Domingue (later Haiti) – January 27, 1851 (aged 65) Manhattan, New York, U.S.), born Jean-Jacques Audubon, was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.
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Plates 351-420: Snipes, Ibises, Spoonbill, Herons, Flamingo, Geese, Ducks, Cormorants, Anhinga
Title: "Roseate Spoonbill" (Plate: 362)
Year:
1840-1844
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 1,200
Sheet size: 6.69" x 10.5"
Image size: 5" x 7.63"
Price: $2,800
Title: "Snowy Heron" (Plate: 374)
Year:
1840-1844
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Lithograph
Limited edition: approx. 1,200
Sheet size: 10.44" x 6.69"
Image size: 7.63" x 5.32"
Price: $2,000
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John James AUDUBON (American, 1785-1851)