Lot 22 of 429:
Audubon, original Havell plate, 1835  

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Uria Brunnicii, [Thick-Billed Murre], No. 49, Plate ccxlv from The Birds of America

Audubon, John James


R. Havell



Havell edition. Aquatint, etching and line engraving, hand-colored. Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon. States: 'Engraved, printed & coloured by R. Havell'. (Double Elephant Folio) 65.7x98.5 cm (25¾x38¾"). Watermark "J Whatman 1834". 

An original Double Elephant Folio plate from Audubon's Birds of America. "Audubon had failed to collect a specimen to use as a model. A friend in Eastport, Maine, knowing Audubon wanted one sent a bird packed in ice. It arrived in Boston on February 18, 1833, in excellent condition and plumage." - Low, p. 138.

Lot Amendments

A few small creases at edges, hints of toning, a few spots in margins, minuscule chip at top left edge; mounting tape on reverse at corners.

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