Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print
Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print

Audubon Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480 - Birds Of America Royal Octavo 1st Edition Antique Print

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The Birds of America - First Royal Octavo Edition

Adirondack Retro has recently acquired these extremely rare and highly collectible First Edition Royal Octavo Edition Prints of "The Birds Of America" by John James Audubon, published by J.J. Audubon, New York and J.B. Chevalier, Philadelphia.The Hand-Colored Stone Lithographs of this first royal octavo edition were lithographed by the Philadelphia firm of J.T. Bowen between 1840-1844. The outlines were hand printed from a lithographic stone and each print was hand colored. They were produced from the much larger Havell images, using the Camera Lucida. These prints bear the same legend as the Havell Edition, except that J.T. Bowen is shown as the Lithographer in the lower right corner of each print. Each print also bears the Plate Number in the upper right corner, as well as the subscription number in the upper left corner. It is the only octavo edition in which the prints were prepared under the direct supervision of John James Audubon. These Audubon Stone Lithographs exhibit wonderful color and detail, and are extremely popular and increasingly scarce.

PRINT TITLE➤ Red-necked Grebe Pl. 480

YEAR/DATE 1840-1844 First Royal Octavo Edition

ARTIST/ILLUSTRATORJohn James Audubon

LITHOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER Lithographed, Printed & Colored by J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia

PRINT TYPE Hand-Colored Stone Lithograph

GRADE VG+ (See images for details, as this is the exact item that you will receive)

CONDITION REMARKS ➤ Minor scattered speckles and age toning.

VERSO➤ Blank

DESCRIPTIVE TEXT Original Text Pages provided if available.

DIMENSIONS 6.50" x 10.25" (Approx. Overall Plate Measurement)

MATTED PRINT DIMENSIONS 11" x 14"

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We grade the condition of our Prints and Ads as follows:

  • Fine
  • VG+
  • VG
  • VG-
  • Good
  • Poor

Fine: We use this designation very rarely, as it suggests that the print or ad is flawless and in essentially perfect original condition. To earn this grade, the print or ad must be a beautiful example with no flaws. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

VG+: This grade means that the print or ad has only the most minor defects, such as a small amount of marginal soiling or foxing, not affecting the image. Any defects would be completely hidden once matted. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

VG: This grade means that the print or ad has minor defects, which may range from minor soiling or foxing to a very minor tear, none of which pertrude into the image itself. Any defects would be completely hidden once matted. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

VG-: This grade means that there is relatively significant staining, soiling, foxing etc. Most of the imperfections would be hidden once matted. The print or ad is all present and still in a collectible condition. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

Good: This grade means that there is significant soiling, foxing, creasing or water damage, which pertrudes into the image itself, but still worthy of consideration for a collector. We infrequently offer a print or ad in such condition, unless it is a highly desirable print or ad. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

Poor: This grade means that there is significant imperfections or other factors which significantly detract from the print or ad. We rarely offer prints or ads in poor condition, unless it is extremely rare and collectible. (Please refer to main image for a closer look, as it is the exact print that you will receive.)

MATTING DETAILS

➤ Mats are 100% Archival | Museum Quality | Conservation Grade
➤ Foam Backing Boards and hinging tape are Acid Free and Lignin Free.
➤ Available in Antique White or Black.
➤ All Prints are Professionally Mounted and Matted by our professional staff.

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