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J.J. Audubon

John James Audubon (1785-1851)

Audubon was born in Haiti, the illegitimate son of a successful merchant, planter, and slave dealer. He was taken to France at the age of four and educated among the well-to-do. At 15 he was drawing French birds, and at 17 studied drawing with the famous Neo-classical artist, Jacques Louis David, in Paris. In 1803, Audubon was in Pennsylvania managing his father's estate where he began his ventures into ornithology. In 1820, he made his goal the publication of an anthology of life drawings. He traveled the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and the Great Lakes, exploring for birds. Unable to find a publisher in America, he traveled to London in 1826-27 where William Lizars and Robert Havell, Jr. were his engravers. In 1831, Audubon returned to the United States. In 1843, Audubon took the steamer, Omega, from St. Louis up the Missouri River to Fort Union and then overland to the Yellowstone River, making stops in Nebraska in May of 1843 and again in October on his return trip downstream.

Along the way, he saw birds and animals where Catlin had seen Indians. Audubon had already become well known for his Birds of America when he came to Nebraska on this 1843 trip. His new dream, though, was to do a series on American mammals. The purpose of the trip was to gather specimens for painting but his journals do not specifically record any subjects he saw in Nebraska except for once mentioning his amazement at a jack rabbit. He returned to St. Louis in Indian hunting dress with live deer, badgers, and foxes. He completed the Quadrupeds of North America in 1845 with the help of his sons, John W. and Victor.

The original hand-coloured lithographs in Darvill's collection are from the first edition of The Birds of America by John James Audubon unless otherwise stated in description.

The lithographs of this first royal octavo edition were done by the Philadelphia firm of J.T. Bowen in 1840-1844.
The outlines were hand printed from a lithographic stone and each print was hand coloured.
It is the only octavo edition in which prints were prepared under the direct supervision of John James Audubon.

Size is approx. 6 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches.
Any lithographs from a later octavo edition will be noted in the description.

These genuine Audubon lithographs for sale by Darvill's Rare Prints are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
as well as any original text pages (or facsimilies thereof) whenever available.

Below is a list of all of the plates to be found in The Birds of America.
Clicking on a link will take you to the page of Darvill's Rare Prints website where that plate (lithograph) can be purchased, if it is available.

1 California Turkey Vulture
2 Red-necked Turkey Vulture
3 Black Vulture or Carrion Crow
4 Caracara Eagle
5 Harris's Buzzard
6 Common Buzzard
7 Red-tailed Buzzard
8 Harlan's Buzzard
9 Red-shouldered Buzzard
10 Broad-winged Buzzard
11 Rough-legged Buzzard
12 Golden Eagle
13 Washington Sea Eagle
14 White-headed Sea-Eagle or Bald Eagle
15 Common Osprey Fish Hawk
16 Black-shouldered Elanus
17 Mississippi Kite
18 Swallow-tailed Hawk
19 Iceland or Gry Falcon
20 Peregrine Falcon
21 Pigeon Hawk
22 Sparrow Hawk
23 Gos Hawk
24 Cooper's Hawk
25 Sharp-shinned Hawk
26 Common Harrier
27 Hawk Owl
28 Snowy Owl
29 Little Night Owl
30 Columbian Day-Owl
31 Burrowing Day-Owl
32 Tengmalm's Night Owl
33 Little or Acadian Owl
34 Barn Owl
35 Great Cinereous Owl
36 Barred Owl
37 Long-eared Owl
38 Short-eared Owl
39 Great Horned-Owl
40 Little Screech Owl
41 Chuck-will's Widow
42 Whip-poor-will
43 Night Hawk
44 American Swift
45 Purple Martin
46 White-bellied Swallow
47 Cliff Swallow
48 Barn or Chimney Swallow
49 Violet-green Swallow
50 Bank Swallow
51 Rough-winged Swallow
52 Fork-tailed Flycatcher
53 Swallow-tailed Flycatcher
54 Arkansas Flycatcher
55 Pipiry Flycatcher
56 Tyrant Flycatcher or Kingbird
57 Great Crested Flycatcher
58 Cooper's Flycatcher
59 Say's Flycatcher
60 Rocky Mountain Flycatcher
61 Short-legged Pewit Flycatcher
62 Small Green-crested Flycatcher
63 Pewee Flycatcher
64 Wood Pewee Flycatcher
65 Traill's Flycatcher
66 Least Pewee Flycatcher
67 Small-headed Flycatcher
68 American Redstart
69 Townsend's Ptilogonys
70 Blue-grey Flycatcher
71 Hooded Flycatching Warbler
72 Canada Flycatcher
73 Bonaparte's Flycatching Warbler
74 Kentucky Warbler
75 Wilson's Flycatching Warbler
76 Yellow-crowned Wood Warbler
77 Audubon's Wood Warbler
78 Black-poll Wood Warbler
79 Yellow-throated Wood Warbler
80 Bay-breasted Wood Warbler
81 Chestnut-sided Wood Warbler
82 Pine-creeping Wood Warbler
83 Hemlock Warbler
84 Black-throated Green Wood Warbler
85 Cape May Wood Warbler
86 Caerulean Wood Warbler
87 Blackburnian Wood Warbler
88 Yellow-poll Wood Warbler
89 Rathbone's Wood Warbler
90 Yellow Red-poll Wood Warbler
91 Blue Yellow-backed Wood Warbler
92 Townsend's Wood Warbler
93 Hermit Wood Warbler
94 Black-throated Grey Wood Warbler
95 Black-throated Blue Wood Warbler
96 Black & Yellow Woodwarbler
97 Prairie Wood Warbler
98 Blue Mountain Warbler
99 Connecticut Warbler
100 MacGillivray's Ground Warbler
101 Mourning Ground Warbler
102 Maryland Ground Warbler
103 Delafield's Ground Warbler
104 Swainson's Swamp Warbler
105 Worm-eating Swamp Warbler
106 Prothonotary Swamp Warbler
107 Golden-winged Swamp Warbler
108 Bachman's Swamp Warbler
109 Carbonated Swamp Warbler
110 Tennessee Swamp Warbler
111 Blue-winged Yellow Swamp Warbler
112 Orange-crowned Swamp Warbler
113 Nashville Swamp Warbler
114 Black-and-white Creeping Warbler
115 Brown Tree-creeper
116 Rock Wren
117 Great Carolina Wren
118 Bewick's Wren
119 Wood Wren
120 House Wren
121 Winter Wren
122 Parkman's Wren
123 Marsh Wren
124 Short-billed Marsh Wren
125 Crested Titmouse
126 Black cap Titmouse
127 Carolina Titmouse
128 Hudson's Bay Titmouse
129 Chestunt-backed Titmouse
130 Chestnut-crowned Titmouse
131 Cuvier's Kinglet
132 American Golden-crested Kinglet
133 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
134 Common Blue Bird
135 Western Blue Bird
136 Arctic Blue Bird
137 American Dipper
138 Common Mocking Bird
139 Mountain Mocking Bird
140 Cat Bird
141 Ferruginous Mocking Bird
142 American Robin or Migratory Thrush
143 Vaired Thrush
144 Wood Thrush
145 Tawny Thrush
146 Hermit Thrush
147 Dwarf Thrush
148 Golden-crowned Wagtail Thrush
149 Aquatic Wood-Wagtail
150 American Pipit or Titlark
151 Shore Lark
152 Lapland Lark Bunting
153 Painted Lark Bunting
154 Chestnut-collared Lark Bunting
155 Snow Lark Bunting
156 Black-throated Bunting
157 Townsend's Bunting
158 Lark Bunting
159 Bay-winged Bunting
160 Savannah Bunting
161 Clay-coloured Bunting
162 Yellow-winged Bunting
163 Henslow's Bunting
164 Field Bunting
165 Chipping Bunting
166 Canada Bunting (Tree Sparrow)
167 Common Snow Bird
168 Oregon Snow Bird
169 Painted Bunting
170 Indigo Bunting
171 Lazuli Finch
172 Sea-side Finch
173 MacGillivray's Shore Finch
174 Sharp-tailed Finch
175 Swamp Sparrow
176 Bachman's Pinewood Finch
177 Lincoln's Pinewood Finch
178 Mealy Redpoll Linnet
179 Lesser Redpoll Linnet
180 Pine Linnet
181 American Goldfinch
182 Black-headed Goldfinch
183 Arkansas Goldfinch
184 Yarrell's Goldfinch
185 Stanley Goldfinch
186 Fox-coloured Finch
187 Brown Finch
188 Townsend's Finch
189 Song Finch
190 Morton's Finch
191 White-throated Finch
192 White-crowned Finch
193 Black-and-yellow-crowned Finch
194 Arctic Ground Finch
195 Towhe Ground Finch
196 Crested Purple Finch
197 Crimson-fronted Purple Finch
198 Grey-crowned Purple Finch
199 Common Pine-Finch
200 Common Crossbill
201 White-winged Crossbill
202 Prairie Lark Finch
203 Common Cardinal Grosbeak
204 Blue Song Grosbeak
205 Rose-breasted Song Grosbeak
206 Black-headed Song Grosbeak
207 Evening Grosbeak
208 Summer Red-bird
209 Scarlet Tanager
210 Louisiana Tanager
211 Wandering Rice Bird
212 Common Cow-bird
213 Saffron-headed Marsh Blackbird
214 Red-and-white-shouldered Marsh Blackbird
215 Red-and-black-shouldered Marsh Blackbird
216 Red-winged Starling
217 Baltimore Oriole or Hang Nest
218 Bullock's Troopial
219 Orchard Oriole or Hang Nest
220 Boat-tailed Grackle
221 Common or Purple Crow Blackbird
222 Rusty Crow Blackbird
223 Meadow Starling or Meadow Lark
224 Raven
225 Common American Crow
226 Fish Crow
227 Common Magpie
228 Yellow-billed Magpie
229 Columbia Magpie or Jay
230 Steller's Jay
231 Blue Jay
232 Ultramarine Jay
233 Florida Jay
234 Canada Jay
235 Clarke's Nutcracker
236 Great American Shrike
237 Loggerhead Shrike
238 Yellow-throated Vireo or Greenlet
239 Solitary Vireo or Greenlet
240 White-eyed Vireo or Greenlet
241 Warbling Vireo or Greenlet
242 Bartram's Vireo or Greenlet
243 Red-eyed Vireo or Greenlet
244 Yellow-breasted Chat
245 Black-throated Wax-wing or Bohemian Chatterer
246 Cedar bird or Cedar Wax-wing
247 White-breasted Nuthatch
248 Red-bellied Nuthatch
249 Brown-headed Nuthatch
250 California Nuthatch
251 Mango Humming Bird
252 Anna Humming Bird
253 Ruby-throated Humming Bird
254 Ruff-necked Hummingbird
255 Belted Kingfisher
256 Ivory-billed Woodpecker
257 Pileated Woodpecker
258 Canadian Woodpecker
259 Phillips' Woodpecker
260 Maria's Woodpecker
261 Harris' Woodpecker
262 Hairy Woodpecker
263 Downy Woodpecker
264 Red-cockaded Woodpecker
265 Audubon's Woodpecker
266 Red-breasted Woodpecker
267 Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
268 Arctic Three-toed Woodpecker
269 Banded Three-toed Woodpecker
270 Red-bellied Woodpecker
271 Red-headed Woodpecker
272 Lewis' Woodpecker
273 Golden-winged Woodpecker
274 Red-shafted Woodpecker
275 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
276 Black-billed Cuckoo
277 Mangrove Cuckoo
278 Carolina Parrot
279 Band-tailed Dove or Pigeon
280 White-hooded Dove or Pigeon
281 Zenaida Dove
282 Key West Dove
283 Ground Dove
284 Blue-headed Ground Dove
285 Passenger Pigeon
286 Carolina Turtle Dove
287 Wild Turkey
288 Wild Turkey
289 Common American Partridge
290 California Partridge
291 Plumed Partidge
292 Welcome Partridge
293 Ruffed Grouse
294 Canada Grouse
295 Dusky Grouse
296 Pinnated Grouse
297 Cock of the Plains
298 Sharp-tailed Grouse
299 Willow Ptarmigan
300 American Ptarmigan
301 Rock Ptarmigan
302 White-tailed Ptarmigan
303 Purple Gallinule
304 Common Gallinule
305 American Coot
306 Sora Rail
307 Yellow-breasted Rail
308 Least Water Rail
309 Great Red-breasted Rail
310 Salt Water Marsh Hen
311 Virginian Rail
312 Scolopaceous Courlan
313 Whooping Crane (Adult Male)
314 Whooping Crane (Young)
315 Black-bellied Plover
316 American Golden Plover
317 Killdeer Plover
318 Rocky Mountain Plover
319 Wilson's Plover
320 American Ring Plover
321 Piping Plover
322 Townsend's Surf Bird
323 Turnstone
324 American Oyster-catcher
325 Bachman's Oyster-catcher
326 Townsend's Oyster-catcher
327 Bartramian Sandpiper
328 Red-breasted Sandpiper
329 Pectoral Sandpiper
330 Purple Sandpiper
331 Buff-breasted Sandpiper
332 Red-backed Sandpiper
333 Curlew Sandpiper
334 Long-legged Sandpiper
335 Schinz's Sandpiper
336 Semipalmated Sandpiper
337 Little Sandpiper
338 Sanderling Sandpiper
339 Red Phalarope
340 Hyperborean Phalarope
341 Wilson's Phalarope
342 Spotted Sandpiper
343 Solitary Sandpiper
344 Yellow Shanks Snipe
345 Tell-tale Godwit or Snipe
346 Greenshank
347 Semipalmated Snipe
348 Great Marbled Godwit
349 Hudsonian Godwit
350 Wilson's Snipe-Common Snipe
351 Red-breasted Snipe
352 American Woodcock
353 American Avocet
354 Black-necked Stilt
355 Long-billed Curlew
356 Hudsonian Godwit
357 Esquimaux Curlew
358 Glossy Ibis
359 Scarlet Ibis
360 White Ibis
361 Wood Ibis
362 Roseate Spoonbill
363 Black-crowned Night Heron
364 Yellow-crowned Night Heron
365 American Bittern
366 Least Bittern
367 Green Heron
368 Great White Heron
369 Great Blue Heron
370 Great American White Egret
371 Reddish Egret
372 Blue Heron
373 Louisiana Heron
374 Snowy Heron
375 American Flamingo
376 Canada Goose
377 Hutchins's Goose
378 Barnacle Goose
379 Brant Goose
380 White-fronted Goose
381 Snow Goose
382 Trumpeter Swan (Adult)
383 Trumpeter Swan (Young)
384 American Swan
385 Mallard
386 Dusky Duck
387 Brewer's Duck
388 Gadwall Duck
389 American Widgeon
390 Pintail Duck
391 Wood Duck-Summer Duck
392 American Green-winged Teal
393 Blue-winged Teal
394 Shoveller Duck
395 Canvas-back Duck
396 Red-headed Duck
397 Scaup Duck
398 Ringed-neck duck
399 Ruddy Duck
400 Pied Duck
401 Velvet Duck
402 Black or Surf Duck
403 American Scoter Duck
404 King Duck
405 Eider Duck
406 Golden-eye Duck
407 Western Duck
408 Buffel-headed Duck
409 Harlequin Duck
410 Long-tailed Duck
411 Buff-breasted Merganser-Goose
412 Red-breasted Merganser
413 Hooded Merganser
414 White Merganser, Smew, Nun
415 Common Cormorant
416 Double-breasted Cormorant
417 Florida Cormorant
418 Townsend's Cormorant
419 Violet-green Cormorant
420 American Anhinga-Snake Bird
421 Frigate Pelican-Man-of-War
422 American White Pelican
423 Brown Pelican
424 Brown Pelican (Young)
425 Common Gannet
426 Booby Gannet
427 Tropic Bird
428 Black Skimmer or Shearwater
429 Cayenne Tern
430 Gull-billed Tern/Marsh Tern
431 Sandwich Tern
432 Sooty Tern
433 Common Tern
434 Havell's Tern
435 Tradeau's Tern
436 Arctic Tern
437 Roseate Tern
438 Black Tern
439 Least Tern
440 Noddy Tern
441 Fork-tailed Gull
442 Bonaparte's Gull
443 Black-headed Gull
444 Kittiwake Gull
445 Ivory Gull
446 Common American Gull
447 White-winged SilveryGull
448 Herring or Silvery Gull
449 Glacous Gull/Burgonmaster
450 Great Black-backed Gull
451 Pomerine Jager
452 Richardson's Jager
453 Arctic Jager
454 Dusky Albatross
455 Fulmar Petrel
456 Wandering Shearwater
457 Manks Shearwater
458 Dusky Shearwater
459 Leach's Petrel
460 Wilson's Petrel
461 Least Petrel
462 Tufted Puffin
463 Large-billed Puffin
464 Common or Arctic Puffin
465 Great Auk
466 Razor-billed Auk
467 Curled-crested Phaleris
468 Knobbed-billed Phaleris
469 Little Auk - Sea Dove
470 Black-throated Guillemot
471 Horned-billed Guillemot
472 Large-billed Guillemot
473 Foolish Guillemot
474 Black Guillemot
475 Slender-billed Buillemot
476 Great North Diver
477 Black-throated Diver
478 Red-throated Diver
479 Crested Grebe
480 Red-necked Grebe
481 Horned Grebe
482 Eared Grebe
483 Pied-billed Dobchick
484 Harris' Finch
485 Bell's Vireo
486 Sprague's Missouri Lark
487 Smith's Lark Bunting
488 Le Conte's Sharp-tailed Bunting
489 Missouri Meadowlark
490 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
491 Least Flycatcher
492 Brewer's Blackbird
493 Shattuck's Bunting
494 Missouri Red-moustached Woodpecker
495 Nuttall's Whip-poor-will
496 Texan Turtle Dove
497 Western Shore Lark
498 Common Scaup Duck
499 Common Troupial
500 Baird's Bunting
   
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