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"With their astounding detail, definition, and color, the Princeton direct-camera facsimiles have long set the standard in Audubon Birds of America lithographs." -Louise Mirrer, current Director, The New-York Historical Society

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The difference is in the detail!

Detail of Audubon's Purple Heron or Reddish Egret

The Princeton Double Elephant Edition is the world's only direct-camera life-size Audubon Birds of America fine art print edition. Regarding Princetons, Audubon collector and author Bill Steiner states, "True prints, great color, incredible detail. ... simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced."

Ok. But what is a double elephant? 

Spectacular specs! ... Princeton Double Elephant Edition

  • Double elephants (full size)
  • True prints. World's only direct-camera capture Audubon folio lithographs.  
  • Limited editions 500-1500.
  • Each print is individually pencil-numbered to denote edition and embossed with the Princeton Audubon Limited seal. Option of purchaser to have number and seal only appear on Certificate of Authenticity. 
  • Up to 11 color plates used.
  • Specially developed fade-proof inks. Absolute color fidelity to the actual original.
  • Printed on a 300 line.
  • Life-size, 26 1/4 x 39 1/4.
  • Very heavy archival paper which is recommended by the Library of Congress for archives and is specially toned to match the actual color of the antique originals.
  • Registered to purchaser.
  • As seen in New York Times. 
  • As permanently displayed at The Royal Society of London, to which Audubon belonged as a Fellow.

Historical note: Since Audubon portrayed each bird life size, the larger birds often had to be drawn in feeding positions to fit on the largest copper engraving plates then available, approximately 27 x 39 inches. Further, Audubon placed the birds in the forefront and in their natural environment. When setting forth on this great project, Audubon wrote ... "...nothing, after all, could ever answer my enthusiastic desires to represent nature, except to copy her in her own way, alive and moving!"

Double Elephant FINE ART! 

SAVE $500 when purchasing these TWO HERONS together! Purchase the Great White Heron (Top, $1,800) and the Purple Heron (Bottom, $1,200), two spectacular images, for $2,500, a savings of $500. Both measure about 29 x 39 inches and are exact re-creations of actual originals. The Great White Heron (Rare Prints Double Elephant Edition) is an edition of 500 prints, and the Purple Heron (Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition) is an edition of 1,500. These prints display beautifully side by side. We suggest soft accent lamps mounted at the bottom of the frames.

Purchase both together for $2,500.


Birds of a feather!

These astounding prints will arrest the attention of your guests! Measuring about 29 x 39 inches and retailing for $1,200 each, you may purchase both from this page for only $2,000! 

Snowy Owl - Princeton

Gyrfalcon - Rare Print




Note the four reduced-size fine art prints outlined in red below.  These are from our Essex New-York Historical Society Edition, a stunning set of top tier Audubon Birds of America prints. Of these, the Director of The New-York Historical Society says,

"Princeton has faithfully reproduced the N-YHS original engravings in a collector's edition of stunning quality and brilliant color."

These absolutely stunning prints sell for $250 each. More info. For a limited time, purchase all four for just $475, or individually at just $150. Use this link for the set of four...

Or, for a limited time, purchase individually below for only $150.

(Enter coupon code PRINCETON for an additional discount!)

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Essex (Reduced-size) Louisiana Heron 

Regular retail $250. Mint condition. Measures19 x 23 inches. Edition of 2500.  Produced by special permission of The New-York Historical Society.  Reduced size prints on exceptional quality Essex paper.  The paper is coated so that the ink "stands up" and gives a layered look. These are the highest quality prints you can obtain in this popular size.

Essex (Reduced-size) Roseate Spoonbill

Regular retail $250. Mint condition. Measures 19 x 23 inches. Edition of 2500. Audubon wrote "The Roseate Spoonbill is found for the most part along the marshy and muddy borders of estuaries, the mouths of rivers, ponds, or sea islands or keys partially overgrown with bushes, and perhaps still more commonly along the shores of those singular salt-water bayous.

Essex (Reduced-size) Great Blue Heron

Regular retail $250. Mint condition. 17 1/2 x 26 inches. Edition of 1000. Produced by special permission of The New-York Historical Society.  Reduced size prints on exceptional quality Essex paper.  The paper is coated so that the ink "stands up" and gives a layered look. These are the highest quality prints you can obtain in this popular size.

Essex (Reduced-size) Hooping Crane

Regular retail $250. Mint condition. 17 1/2 x 26 inches. Edition of 1000.  Produced by special permission of The New-York Historical Society.  Reduced size prints on exceptional quality Essex paper.  The paper is coated so that the ink "stands up" and gives a layered look. These are the highest quality prints you can obtain in this popular size.

Informative historical re-creation ...

Historical note: John James Audubon was barely older than the young United States when he arrived and made it his home in 1803. It wasn't long afterward that he journeyed the length of this fresh wilderness, composing over 400 studies, dramatic compositions of the birds which so fascinated him. Eventually he would cross the Atlantic several times with his latest drawings in order to have these birds of America engraved by Robert Havell of London. Dampened paper and inked engraved copperplates with a reverse image of each composition were pressed together. The resulting properly oriented images were pulled from the plates, colored, and published as The Birds of America.  These precious originals were the prize of Kings and the mighty. Today, most are in the collections of museums and other institutions.

Princeton American White Pelican, Plate # 311

Regular price $1,200. Purchase today for $1,000.

Condition: New.  Measures 26 1/4 x 39 1/4.  Based on a composition painted perhaps in Florida in 1831 or 1832.  Landscape artist, George Lehman, worked on the background.
The white pelican, with a wingspread of nine feet, does not plunge for food like the brown pelican, but fishes as it swims along, using the large bag that hangs from he lower part of its bill as a dip-net.

Princeton Brown Pelican, Plate # 251

Regular price $1,200. Purchase today at 1/2 price. 

Condition: New.  Measures 26 1/4 x 39 1/4. Audubon probably drew this adult pelican in the Florida Keys in April or May 1832. Landscape artist, George Lehman, painted the mangrove limb. "What a beautiful bird is the Pelican! Its beak holds more than its belly can!"

Rare Prints Roseate Spoonbill, Plate # 321 

$1,200. New. Measures 29 x 39. Audubon wrote, "These birds fly with their necks stretched forward to their full length, and their legs and feet extended behind, moving otherwise in the manner of Herons, or with easy flapping, until about to alight, when they sail with expanded wings, passing once or twice over the spot, and then gently coming to the ground, on which they run a few steps."

Rare Prints Whooping Crane, Plate # 226

$1,500. New. Measures 28 x 39.  Audubon wrote, "They spread from Illinois over Kentucky, and all the intermediate States, until they reach the Carolinas on the southern coast, the Floridas, Louisiana, and the countries bordering on Mexico, in all of which they spend the winter, seldom returning northward until about the middle of April, or towards the beginning of May."

Rare Prints Great Blue Heron, Plate # 211 

Edition of 500.

$1,800. New. Measures about 27 x 40. Archival Pigment Print. From Audubon's journal ..." The tread of the tall bird himself no one hears, so carefully does he place his foot on the moist ground, cautiously suspending it for awhile at each step of his progress."

Make your walls SCREAM!

Small detail from Carolina Parrot! 


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GUARANTEE: If you wish to exchange or return your print for a full refund of the purchase price, excluding shipping, simply return the print in the same shipping material within 14 days of delivery to you.

FRAMING: We do not frame prints. However, we can ship your print directly to your framer. You may also purchase selections of our prints through The New York Times online store where framing options are available at a reasonable cost. We also can recommend the very best framers and they can ship the framed print to you. 

NOTE: If you wish for us to ship the print directly to your framer, please enter the name of the gallery and the address as the "Shipping address" at checkout.

SHIPPING: We generally ship the same day or the day following your order. Overnight shipping is available. If you provide your email address, we will have FedEx send you the tracking number.

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Featured Classifications:

Princeton Double Elephants

Rare Print Double Elephants

Essex NYHS Edition

Imperial Quadrupeds

Watercolor Studies


Original Imperial Quadrupeds


Unlike the production of any other Audubon edition in the world, Princeton Audubon Limited purchased the originals and through their physical use produced the magnificent Princeton Double Elephant Edition, the world's only direct-camera folio fine art prints of these historic images. These are absolutely accurate documents of the actual originals. We also offer the finest of today's archival pigment prints, The Rare Prints Editions. These are double elephant sized and can be displayed together with our Princeton Double Elephant Edition.


Don't forget to check out our Basement where you can find some great deals on prints with very minor handling creases! These are not mint, but they should be!. Any imperfection is only at the very edge of the paper, well outside the image area. Save hundreds! Same money-back guarantee applies as it does with all other prints. Can't lose!

NEWS: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill adds Princeton Audubon Prints to its collection.  UNC, through its fine Wilson Library, has recently acquired a full collection of Princeton prints.  There are many museums and institutions that hold Princetons, since Princetons are far beyond mere reproductions.  These are living, historic documents in that they are absolutely exact re-creations of actual Audubon originals.


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Jolly, jolly good!

This is Chicheley Hall, a 300 year old estate in Buckinghamshire, England, and it is the home of the International Science Conference Center of The Royal Society of London.  Audubon was a fellow of this Society. You will notice the letters F.R.S at the bottom of all Audubon originals. These stand for Fellow, Royal Society. This Society chose Princeton prints to display along with their own Audubon originals.  A jolly good recommendation! More.


The difference is in the detail. Enlarge and examine the area above the beak of this American White Pelican, incline your screen back and forth until you see what appear to be small dabs of black ink. While most reproductions will simply show a smooth wash of black, we have produced an actual document of the original. The 'dabs' are actually evidence of the aquatinting process used by Audubon's engraver, Robert Havell, in his London shop. Acid was used to create minute depressions in the copper plate, like tiny reservoirs where black ink would later settle. When then pressed into the paper, the result was exactly what you see in this example.


Make your walls sing!

This is just a small detail of the Great Carolina Wren, our favorite composition. Most folks will only see one bird at first glance when looking at the entire print. We think a beaded wooden frame with very minimal matting sings volumes!