Containing all the Original Plates "REPRINTED" from the First Royal Octavo Edition. Thunder Bay Press.
In the Early 1800's John James Audubon Embarked on an Ambitious Twin Journey. A physical journey around a large unknown North America,and an artistic Journey aimed at painting all of the Continent's Birds. While he didn't get to every species,he studied and painted a majority of the Country's Bird Life. This brought a new understanding to science as well as the interested layperson. Also noteworthy from an artistic stand point,his paintings depicted the birds in natural positions in their native habits. To this day,these plates remain the most famous wildlife artwork on display. All birders and natural lovers who covet Audubon's landmark work with will be grateful for the first-rare prints assembled in the affordable Octavo Collection. The large Hardcover book includes Reprints of the Original 500 Plates from the First royal Octavo edition of 1841,Lovingly Reproduced by Audubon scholar Suzanne Low provides background history and criticism.