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John James Audubon (April 26, 1785, Les Cayes, Saint-Domingue (later Haiti) – January 27, 1851 (aged 65) Manhattan, New York, U.S.), born Jean-Jacques Audubon, was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. 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. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.
In Edinburgh, the Scottish engraver W. H. Lizars began to produce the very first plates for Birds of America. However, after the completion of only ten plates, Lizars' colorists went on strike, and Audubon was forced to continue his pursuit of an engraver. Audubon's dream finally found fruition with Robert Havell, a renowned London engraver. The portfolio of Birds of America, comprised of 435 hand-colored engravings, took twelve years, from 1826 to 1838, to complete. Havell also retouched Lizars' original efforts, adding aquatint to the engraving, and on those ten plates the Havell name appears alongside that of the Scottish engraver's.
'The Birds of America', Havell Edition (1827-1838)
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Title: "Snow Bunting" (Plate: CLXXXIX - 89)
*J. Whatman watermark UL
*In very good condition
Engraved by: Robert Havell
Year:
1834
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Aquatint Engraving
Framed size: 33" x 24"
Sheet size: 26" x 18"
Image size: 17" x 11.25"
Price: $5,000
Title: "Red Phalarope" (Plate: CCLV - 255)
*J. Whatman 1834 watermark UL
*In excellent condition
Engraved by: Robert Havell
Year:
1835
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Aquatint Engraving
Sheet size: 22.25" x 29"
Plate size: 16" x 22.75"
Price: $6,500
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Title: "Sandwich Tern (with Florida Cray Fish) (Florida Keys)" (Plate: CCLXXIX - 279)
*J. Whatman 1836 watermark present
*In excellent condition
Engraved by: Robert Havell
Year:
1835
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Aquatint Engraving
Framed size: 31.5" x 42.25"
Sheet size: approx. 26" x 39"
Plate size: 12.25" x 19.5"
Price: $10,000
Title: "Tropic Bird" (Plate: CCLXII - 262)
*J. Whatman 1835 watermark UR
*In excellent condition
Engraved by: Robert Havell
Year:
1835
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Aquatint Engraving
Matted size: 30" x 38.75"
Sheet size: 25.5" x 36"
Image size: 18.5" x 27.75"
Price: $18,000
Title: Greenshank (View of St. Augustine & Spanish Fort East Florida)
(Plate: CCLXIX - 269)
*J. Whatman 1835 watermark LR
*In excellent condition
Engraved by: Robert Havell
Year:
1835
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Aquatint Engraving
Sheet size: 25.13" x 38.13"
Plate size: 15" x 20.63"
Image size: 12" x 18"
Price: $16,000