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The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories

Artist:
After John James Audubon (American (born Haiti), Les Cayes (Saint-Domingue) 1785–1851 New York)
Lithographer:
John T. Bowen (American, ca. 1801–?1856)
Publisher:
J. B. Chevalier (Phildelphia, Pennsylvania)
Publisher:
John James Audubon (American (born Haiti), Les Cayes (Saint-Domingue) 1785–1851 New York)
Published in:
Philadelphia; New York
Date:
1840–44
Medium:
Illustrations: hand-colored lithographs
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 5/8 x 7 1/16 in. (27 x 18 cm) sheet: 10 7/16 x 6 1/2 in. (26.5 x 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Darwin S. Morse, 1963
Accession Number:
63.709.5(1–7)
Not on view
Marking: Bookplate of C.B. Farwell pasted inside front covers.
Mrs. Darwin S. Morse; Donor: Mrs. Darwin S. Morse
Univ.Cat.I.50, Brunet I.552, Meyer II.432.2, Nissen 86.51, Stauffer I.124, T.-B. XVI.157(the latter three list the plates as aquatints by R. Havell.This is incorrect. Havell only did the plates in the first London edition,1827-30
Harry T. Peters American on Stone. 1931, cat. no. 104.

Whitman Bennett A Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books. New York, 1949, p. 5.

David McNeeley Stauffer, Mantle Fielding, Thomas Hovey Gage American Engravers upon Copper and Steel. 1994, vol. I, no. 124.



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