Audubon Octavo First Edition Bird Prints
This Gallery displays some fine hand-colored stone lithographs from the 1st Edition of the Royal Octavo Birds of America by John James Audubon. The first edition was printed during 1840 - 1844 period. The Audubon family utilized Camera Lucida to reduce the double elephant folio Havell edition bird images to the smaller Octavo size (about 10" x 6 1/2"). To learn more about the Octavo edition of the Birds of America, the reader is referred to the excellent books by noted Audubon scholars, Ron Tyler and Bill Steiner (see the Bibliography in the page "John James Audubon"). Please contact us if you need any additional details.