AUDUBON, John James (1785 - 1851).
Brown Titlark, Plate 10.
Aquatint engraving with original hand color.
London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838.
25 1/2" x 38 5/8" sheet.
Comparable: Bonhams, 2015 - $1,000; Guernsey's, 12/05/2012 - $732
Although this species is met with in every portion of the United States which I have visited, I have not seen it anywhere during the summer months, or heard of it breeding with us. It is one of the birds that I should call gifted with a double set of habits, for, like a very few others that are strictly named land birds, it occurs not only in the fields in the interior of the country, but also on the borders of rivers, and even on the shores of the Atlantic.