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The Birds of America

Feather your nest with John James Audubon fine art prints!

Originals: Imperial Quadrupeds    Octavo Quadrupeds    Octavo Birds   908-510-1621

"True prints, incredible color, great paper! Simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced!"

William Steiner, collector and author of Audubon Prints: A Collector's Guide To Every Edition.  More

Will these woods yet hear the screams of the Carolina Parrot? Sadly, this beautiful bird is now extinct. Audubon wrote of these parakeets, "The woods are the habitation best fitted for them, and there the richness of their plumage, their beautiful mode of flight, and even their screams, afford welcome intimation that our darkest forests and most sequestered swamps are not destitute of charms."  In later years he was to write, "Our parakeets are rapidly diminishing in number, and in some districts, where twenty-five years ago they were plentiful, scarcely any are now to be seen."

Based on an 1825 Louisiana composition. 


Our loss-leader is a real winner!

Regular price $1,200

Note: Enter coupon code PRINCETON at checkout for any current promotions or further discounts!

Carolina Parrot, plate # 26. Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition. Regular retail price $1,200.

Print measures 26 1/4 x 37 inches, archival paper and inks, world's only direct-camera edition of this composition.

Combination offer

Birds of the north - a perfect pair!

The Snowy Owl is from the Princeton Double Elephant Edition (Gallery 1). The Iceland or Gyrfalcon is from the Rare Print Edition (Gallery 2). Both are same sized double elephants measuring about 29 x 39 inches.

Each sells for $1,200. We are offering them together at a savings of $400.

Purchase both for only $2,000.

Or purchase separately at right.

Original Imperial Quadrupeds

Not reproductions - Actual originals!

Yes, these are the real thing! Actual Audubon original Imperial Quadrupeds, each one measuring 21 x 28 inches.  Own a piece of American history!

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World's only direct-camera double elephants!

High end Audubon art. "Simply the finest ever produced!"

Ok. What's a double elephant?

Princetons in Gallery 1 are the world's only direct-camera Audubon double elephant lithographs. "True prints, incredible color, great paper!  Simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced!" - William Steiner, print collector and Author of Audubon Prints: A Collector's Guide To Every Edition. More reviews

Here is the reason ...

Beyond common reproductions: Princetons were produced by first purchasing the actual original. The original was then physically used in the re-creation of these beautifully detailed prints. No other institution has used our proprietary process before or since.

What is a direct-camera print?  

Admit it. This would really feather your nest!

Princeton Audubon Purple Heron

Would you like to see more detail?

26 1/4 x 39 1/4     $1,200

The American White Pelican.

Archival paper and ink.

More detail

26 1/4 x 39 1/4    $1,200

American Flamingo

Regular price $1,200

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Today's featured original

Plate 360, the White Ibis

Original Audubon Octavo 1st Edition

Excellent condition   7 x 9 inches   $1,250  Produced in the 1840's. Binding holes still evident. Own a piece of American history!

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Medium Sized Audubon Prints

Princeton Essex New-York Historical Society Edition

Louise Mirrer, 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."  More info about this edition 

Great Blue Heron

17 1/2 x 26 inches  $250

(Also available in folio size Gallery 2)

Hooping Crane

17 1/2 x 26 inches  $250

(Also available in folio size Gallery 2)


Audubon Collectors!

We have available for sale a complete Abbeville set. The pristine collection contains all 435 Audubon double elephant prints.


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Rare Books Gallery

Rare, three text volumes issued with the Imperial Folio Edition. Vol. I & II are First Edition and Vol. III is Third edition. Red Morocco binding. Very good condition.

Set 1

First Edition Royal Octavo three volume set with text volumes, 1851. Extra Deluxe, original black Morocco binding with extra gilt and inside dentelles. One of the finest and most desirable sets available. Volume 1 includes mixed plates printed and colored first by Nagel and Weingartner, and subsequently by Bowen on through Volumes 2 & 3. Exceptional condition.

Set 2

First Edition Royal Octavo three volume set with text volumes, 1854. Extra Deluxe, original black Morocco binding with extra gilt and inside dentelles. One of the finest and most desirable sets available. Volume 1 includes mixed plates printed and colored first by Nagel and Weingaertner, and subsequently by Bowen on through Volumes 2 & 3. Exceptional condition.

New! Audubon 2.0!

Not your father's Audubon!  More info.



The difference is in the detail

Welcome to Princeton Audubon! We are marking our 31st year as a producer of unique Audubon fine art prints. Please enjoy your visit. If you will be purchasing our prints, enter the coupon code Princeton in the coupon box at checkout for current promotions or discounts. WE GUARANTEE your complete satisfaction. You may return your print in the original packaging within 14 days of delivery for a complete refund, minus shipping.

Prints in Gallery 1 are the premier editions in Audubon fine art, The Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition. These are true lithographs. Prints in Gallery 2 are also double elephants, and are Rare Print giclees, or archival pigment prints. This is the only edition of giclees we sell alongside our own Princeton prints. They are stunning in their detail and can be displayed with those in Gallery 1. Gallery 2 is a reduced size edition produced from the originals held by The New-York Historical Society. Gallery 4 is the world's only collection of direct-camera quadrupeds - Imperials - measuring 21 x 28 inches. Gallery 5 offers open editions of the unfinished watercolor studies.

Note: Princeton Audubon Double Elephant prints in Gallery 1 are the world's only direct-camera capture Audubon prints. Please note these reviews. Actual original Audubon prints were purchased, generally from Sotheby's, and then physically utilized in producing these spectacular prints, making Princetons absolutely accurate documents of the antique originals with a physical connection to those done by Audubon's own hand.

Here is an example of the detail you will see in a Princeton print. At the end of this paragraph you may click on the link for "detail."   When this detail is displayed on a pc or laptop screen, incline your screen back and forth as you focus on the area above the beak of the pelican. Instead of a smooth wash of black which is seen in other reproductions, you will see what appear to be many small dabs of black. While these are not shown on other reproductions, they do appear on the originals. You see, Audubon's engraver, Robert Havell, used chemicals to etch minute depressions in the smooth copper plates. These depressions would later accept ink, and when the paper was pressed against it and pulled off the plates, these minute dabs appeared. Princeton prints, being the end result of a physical, photographic transfer of detail, are exact documents of the originals. While other reproductions are less expensively produced, you can be certain that your Princeton print is an absolutely accurate document of the original. Here is the detail. 

Printed on heavy Mohawk paper that is recommended by the Library of Congress for archives, the paper is specially toned to match the average paper color of the 180-year-old antique originals. Each print is stamped with the Princeton seal in the lower right, and pencil-numbered in the lower left denoting its limited edition. If you would like these markings to appear only on the Certificate of Authenticity, please enter your request in the message box at checkout. You may order using our secure cart or by phone at 908-510-1621, or through The Taylor Clark Audubon Gallery in Baton Rouge or through The Key West Audubon Gallery, or through The New-York Historical Society or through The New York Times.

FRAMING OPTIONS: We do not frame prints, however when you purchase our prints through The New York Times online store, you may there choose a reasonable framing option. You may also purchase our prints through The Taylor Clark Gallery. (TIP: They are working off an inventory of our prints received prior to a regular limited edition price increase, so you may get a good price while their supply lasts) This gallery provides superb frames. But generally we advise our clients to bring their print to a local framer along with a picture of the wall where it will be displayed, in order to have the framer match not only the print but the display setting. We also suggest conservation framing. For the prints with a darker background, such as the American White Pelican and the Snowy Owl, we suggest a soft accent lamp. Beaded wood frames set of the prints very well. The Pileated Woodpecker is stunning in a dark black frame.


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