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LOT 62409:

Audubon, Amsterdam Edition - Common Merganser. 331

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Auction took place on May 18, 2024 at Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

Audubon, Amsterdam Edition - Common Merganser. 331
This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972.

The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark.

Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.

Paper Size ~ 26 1/2" by 39 3/4"

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with the large nature of the image. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.
~ 26 1/2" by 39 3/4"

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