His reputation established, Audubon then settled in New York City and prepared a smaller edition of his Birds of America, 7 vol. VG condition. The enormous 4 volume “Double Elephant Folio” carefully and accurately documents more than 430 species of American birds in life-size prints, making it an important work of natural history and scientific observation. The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories by AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at … Attractive book. More information about this seller | Contact this seller 14. What is the "Birds of America" double elephant folio book? 4.6 out of 5 stars 144. The Watercolors. Mar 26, 2015 - Timeless illustrations from "Birds of America" by ornithologist, artist, and naturalist John James Audubon. Acknowledged as one of the most important and beautiful color plate books ever published, John James Audubon's The Birds of America is also one of the rarest and most collectable. AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851) American Green Winged Teal. The Birds of America absorbed Audubon’s attention for much of his life and its publication took nearly 12 years to complete. More than 160 subscribers paid US$1,000 each (US$20,200 in … Among the most significant American books of the 19th Century, Audubon’s The Birds of America is extraordinary in several ways. 4-color reproductions of Audubon's birds. Each of his paintings was recreated in print using intaglio techniques; intaglio comes from the Italian “to cut in”. JOHN JAMES AUDUBONThe Birds of America; from Original Drawings by John James Audubon.London: Published by the Author, 1827–18384 volumes, broadsheets (38 ¼ x 25 5/8 in. 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. John James Audubon: The Watercolors for the Birds of America Annette Blaugrund. The Complete Avian Collection - New-York Historical Society Edition. Original Works. 50 Best Watercolors; Watercolor Octavo Edition - New-York Historical Society Edition. The Birds of America is a book by naturalist and painter John James Audubon, containing illustrations of a wide variety of birds of the United States.It was first published as a series in sections between 1827 and 1838, in Edinburgh and London. Paper-decorated green boards. John James Audubon, Birds of America. The Bien edition prints of the Birds of America were produced by the Audubon family (by Audubon’s younger son John Woodhouse, with assistance from elder brother Victor Gifford), and thus are properly termed originals. John James Audubon's magnificent The Birds of America — as much artwork as scientific work — is on permanent display in the Audubon Room of the Hatcher Graduate Library, where the page is turned weekly.. Our eight‐volume, double‐elephant folio edition of The Birds of America was the first purchase by the Regents of the University of Michigan for the University Library. First popular edition, first printing. The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. Clean/tight/bright. Audubon's Birds of America. Birds of America. A rare original copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, billed as the world’s most expensive book, sold for a record breaking £7.3 million at Sotheby’s in London in 2010. One of the most valuable illustrated books ever produced, a first edition of John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America,” went up for auction at Christie’s in New York, June 14th, and sold for USD $9,650,000. About 1820, around the age of 35, Audubon declared his intention to paint every bird in North America. Miscellaneous additional paintings are cited by biographers listed below. The Amsterdam edition offers up all 435 images from John James Audubon’s Birds of America. (octavo, 1840–44), and a new work, Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, 3 vol. John James Audubon's Birds of America appeared in 87 part s over a twelve year period (1827-38). 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. John James Audubon Prints. See more ideas about John james audubon, Birds of america, Audubon birds. John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. The Bird of Washington Falco washingtoniiAudubon, 1827, was a new species of eagle published in the opening plates of John James Audubon's influential work, The birds of America (1827–38). Only 119 complete copies of the 19th-century book are known to exist, and 108 are owned by museums and libraries. In the 19th century it was the usual practice for bird illustrators to work exclusively from preserved specimens, but Audubon found this less than ideal. When the Audubon Society launched its redesigned website last month, it included gorgeous high-resolution images of the 435 plates from John J. Audubon's The Birds of America. He used the finest of specimens, and all types of media including oil crayon, pastel watercolors, ink & gouache to stunning effect. Excellent art conservation services are provided for all types of two dimension artwork, include … I. Jan 13, 2015 - Explore Panteek Antique Prints's board "Audubon Birds of America Prints", followed by 20082 people on Pinterest.