Included in this lot:
Red-breasted Sandpiper. 328
Hudsonian Godwit. 349
American Golden Plover. 316
Bachman's Oyster-catcher. 325
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.
Overall Very Good. There is very light text offset and some toning. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the images carefully for condition and contact us with any questions. - No text available
Paper Size: ~ 6 3/8" by 10"