Will the woods yet hear the screams of the Carolina Parrot?
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." This gorgeous bird is now extinct.
"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, Director, The NewYork Historical Society
Welcome to Princeton Audubon- BigFeathers! Make your walls scream with life-size Audubon Birds of Americafine art prints-absolutely exact documents of the originals. Audubon determined to portray his birds life size in natural settings. Thus all birds in the foreground of Audubon folio (double elephant or full size) prints are the same size as in life! Princeton prints in Gallery 1 are the world's only direct-camera captureAudubon double elephant lithographs, far beyond common reproductions and are said to be simply the finest Birds of America prints ever produced! These are not mere posters or photographs which flood the Internet. Princeton purchased the actual originals and then physically used them in the re-creation process. Princetons are displayed by The Royal Society of London, of which Audubon was a Fellow, in their International Science Conference Center. Now that's a jolly good recommendation! You can feather your own nest with these same prints. We also offer the outstanding double elephant giclee prints in Gallery 2, the reduced-size Essex Edition inGallery 3, the Quadrupeds in Gallery 4, and just look at the new edition (Not your father's Audubon) in Gallery 5! And don't overlook our Specials Page! "They are true prints, great paper, incredible detail and true colors...simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever made!" -William Steiner, Audubon collector and author of Audubon Prints: A Collector's Guide To Every Edition.
Please note: Prints in Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 are all double elephants, meaning they are same-size facsimiles of Audubon originals and can be displayed together. If you wish to purchase one from Gallery 1 and another from Gallery 2, please call us for a discount. (Example - The Snowy Owl in Gallery 1 and the Iceland Falcon in Gallery 2, both shown here, balance one another perfectly!) We suggest conservation framing with a soft accent lamp mounted to the frame.
We purchased the originals and physically made a one to one transfer of all the detail and color to the printing plates. The result is an exact document of the original pressed into the finest paper. These are fine art prints.
American White Pelican
26 1/4 x 39 1/4
AUDUBON ORIGINALS: Imperial quadrupeds. 1845-1848. These measure 21 x 28 inches.View all. This incredibly detailed work is officially termed The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. These mammals of North America were published in three volumes, dating 1845, 1846, and 1848. Somewhat more that 303 Imperial sets were printed. These are rare and very valuable today.
AUDUBON ORIGINALS: Octavo quadrupeds. These measure about 7 x 10 inches. Audubon's sons saw the need to reduce the size of the Imperials, and beginning in 1849, the octavo edition of The Quadrupeds of North America was published in three volumes. Volume 1 was followed in 1851 with the second volume, and the final, the third volume was published in 1854. Between 1,999 and 2,004 sets were published in this first edition. The size for these editions was about 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches.A second edition was published in 1852-54, a third in 1856-60, and a fourth in 1870. View all.
Cougar and Young
AUDUBON ORIGINALS: Octavo birds. 1840-1844. (First editions) These measure about 6 1/2 x 9 inches. View all. When the production of the double elephant prints was nearing its completion, Audubon began a new undertaking. This was to be a miniature edition of the Birds of America, accompanied by text. This work is often termed The Royal Octavo Edition, the octavo referring to the size of the paper being about 1/8 the size of a normal folio, or about 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Audubon himself called it "The Birds in Miniature" and you will also hear it simply being termed the 'miniatures'. It was produced in Philadelphia, USA, by John T. Bowen.
"Of all the Audubon reproductions, Princetons come the closest in appearance and quality to the originals." Chris Lane, owner of Philadelphia Print Shop West in Denver, Colorado and guest appraiser on PBS Antiques Roadshow.
Special offer - Four outstanding reduced-size prints - The Essex NYHS Edition
Here are four Audubon prints in a reduced size. These are reproduced from the original engravings held by The New-York Historical Society. 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."
Regular cost $250 each. Purchase today for $200 each, or $250 for any two*
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Order here online, or by phone - 908.510.1621, or by email - firstname.lastname@example.org Return for any reason in original condition and packaging within 14 days for a complete refund. Enter coupon code PRINCETON at checkout for 10% discount. You may also purchase our prints from The New York Times online store, The Key West Audubon Gallery, The New York Historical Society, and The Taylor Clark Gallery in Baton Rouge.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Audubon was determined to portray each bird life size and in natural settings, capturing a moment of life, or as he put it, "Nothing, after all, could ever answer my enthusiastic desires to represent nature, except to copy her in her own way, alive and moving!" Authenticate originals
Authenticate Princetons: How can you distinguish direct-camera Princetons from the actual originals? Princeton double elephants will have this official seal in the lower right section of each print. The edition number will be penciled in at the lower left.
Let us help you begin your collection! Seven prints for just $100.
Here are seven 16 x 24 inch reproductions of the original watercolors held by The New-York Historical Society. These are the studies that were the basis for the original engravings. Purchase this set of seven beautifully detailed and colored prints for just $100.
Got an eye for fine art?
Enlarge this detail and focus on the area above the beak as you tilt your screen back and fiorth. You will notice that instead of a smooth wash of black, as appears in other reproductions, there are instead many dabs of black ink. This is exactly what appears on the originals. When the copperplates were prepared for printing, black ink filled thousands of tiny impressions. It is the echo of these impressions that you see here.
Princeton Audubon is pleased to offer the Rare Prints Edition archival pigment prints, commonly known as giclee prints. There are many giclee editions flooding the market, but the Rare Print Edition is the only one which we agree to sell alongside our own Princetons. These are exact facsimiles of Audubon's original hand colored engravings. Using ultra high resolution images from top of the line digital cameras the Giclee' printer sprays ink on watercolor paper at up to 4,000 dpi. The result is a reproduction that has the color, detail and texture quality of the original. Each image is printed with archival ink on 330 gram Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper and some with beautiful deckled edges and are full-size facsimiles of an actual original. IDENTIFICATION: Each print is embossed and numbered at the top left corner RARE PRINTS EDITION.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Since Audubon portrayed each bird in the foreground of his compositions the size of life, he needed to depict the larger birds in feeding positions in order for them to fit in the largest copperplates available in his day. As you can see, these images take up most of the area on the paper. Note the end feathers of the Crane on the right. They were not on the copperplate, but needed to be carefully added by the colorists.
Original First Edition Audubon Octavo Quadrupeds, 1849-1854
Rare six volume set with complete text and plates. Outstanding condition. Email for specifics. email@example.com$20,000
Audubon's sons saw the need to reduce the size of the Imperials, and beginning in 1849, the octavo edition of The Quadrupeds of North America was published in three volumes. Volume 1 was followed in 1851 with the second volume, and the final, the third volume was published in 1854. Between 1,999 and 2,004 sets were published in this first edition. The size for these editions was about 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. A second edition was published in 1852-54, a third in 1856-60, and a fourth in 1870.
Princeton Audubon is pleased to offer the Rare Prints Edition archival pigment prints, commonly known as giclee prints. These are exact facsimiles of Audubon's original hand colored engravings. (About 28 x 39 inches) Each image is printed with archival ink on 330 gram Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper and some with beautiful deckled edges and are full-size facsimiles of an actual original.
Original Octavos Pre-matted With Coordinated Colors
Shown here is the Great White Egret, plate 370. The actual print measures about 7 x 10 inches, but the matting adds three to four inches all around. These make for perfect gifts since all that needs to be done is to drop them into a frame of your choice.