Jun 22, 2023 - Sale 2642

Sale 2642 - Lot 179

Price Realized: $ 7,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Six Plates from Birds of America. 6 images struck from the original aquatint and engraved copper plates in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History, inked à la poupée in colors and hand-finished. Double-Elephant folio, 45 1/2x37 inches, publisher's calf-backed green cloth, minor scratches; title-page softly creased, contents otherwise fine. Number VII of XIV Hors de Commerce copies, of a total edition of 125 (each plate with printer's device stamped on verso and hand-numbered). New York and London: American Museum of Natural History and Alecto Historical Editions, 1985.

Additional Details

Wild Turkey, male. Plate 1
Snowy Owl. Plate CXXI
Canada Goose. Plate CCI
Wild Turkey, female and young. Plate VI
Mallard Duck. Plate CCXXI
Great White Heron. Plate CCLXXXI

Each exquisitely colored plate is presented in custom matting with a protective mulberry overlay and bound into the publisher's binding.