John James Audubon (American, 1785-1851)
The Birds of America. New York & Amsterdam: Johnson Reprint Corporation & Theatrum orbis terrarum, 1971-72. Double elephant folio. With 435 color lithographed plates. Loose as issued in grey card portfolios, contained within original 6 wooden cases forming plan chest. A few of the outer portfolios discolored, first dozen plates bumped at one corner, very occasional minor handling creases.
Limited edition, no 71 of 250 copies. A full-size facsimile of Audubon's celebrated work, reproducing the subscriber's copy held by the Teyler Foundation in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Only two complete full-scale facsimile editions have been produced.