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Audubon Birds of America and Quadrupeds

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON ORIGINALS AND THE PREMIER RE-CREATION EDITIONS

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Birds of America and Quadrupeds

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"True prints, incredible colors, great paper! Simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced."  Bill Steiner, print collector and author of Audubon Prints: A Collector's Guide To Every Edition. 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. But hurry. These are limited edition prints and they are nearing the end of the edition limit.

Far beyond common reproductions

Princeton Audubon Double Elephants in Gallery 1 are the world's only direct-camera capture Audubon full-size lithographs - true prints. We purchased the actual originals in order to in-house directly transfer their incredible detail and color to the finest of all paper.

Right: American White Pelican  $1,200

 26 1/4 x 39 1/4

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Award-winning print

 

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee your satisfaction. Return prints for any reason within 14 days in original condition and packaging and we will refund your purchase price.

"Of all the Audubon reproductions, Princetons come the closest in appearance and quality to the originals."  Chris Lane, owner of Philadelphia Print Shop (Denver) and guest appraiser on PBS Antiques Roadshow. 

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Original Audubon Imperial Quadrupeds

Note: Condition as shown. Pictures are of the actual prints offered. 

QI 003 Rocky Mountain Hare
8000
QI 005 Richardson's Columbian Squirrel
1850
QI 012 Northern Hare - Winter
3850
QI 014 Hudson's Bay Squirrel
3000
QI 016 Canada Lynx
21500
QI 020 Townsend's Ground Squirrel
1950
QI 022 Grey Rabbit
8200
QI 024 Four Striped Ground Squirrel
1900
QI 032 Polar Hare
5900
QI 033 Mink
7700
QI 040 White-footed Mouse
1900
QI 042 Common American Skunk
3950
QI 047 American Badger
4200
QI 051 Canada Otter
5900
QI 052 Swift Fox
16500
QI 053 Texan Skunk
4650
QI 054 Brown or Norway Rat
1700
QI 055 Red-tailed Squirrel
2950
QI 057 Buffalo Sold 22500
QI 058 Orange-bellied Squirrel
2900
QI 060 Bridled Weasel
4300
QI 062 American Elk - Wapati Deer
14900
QI 063 Black-tailed Hare
4950
QI 065 Little Harvest Mouse
2900
QI 067 Black American Wolf
9800
QI 076 Moose Deer
6800
QI 077 Prong-horned Antelope
5850
QI 084 Franklin's Marmot Squirrel
1650
QI 089 Say's Squirrel
4500
QI 091 Polar Bear
10850
QI 094 Nuttal's Hare
3800
QI 097 Cougar, Female and Young Sold 12000
QI 100 Missouri Mouse
1700
QI 102 Large-tailed Skunk
3200
QI 103 Hoary Marmot - The Whistler
2300
QI 106 Columbian Black-tailed Deer
4400
QI 111 Musk Ox
5850
QI 113 Esquimaux Dog
4650
QI 114 Say's Marmot Squirrel
1950
QI 116 Black Fox
25500
QI 117 Dusky Squirrel
2700
QI 119 Hudson's Bay Lemming
1350
QI 121 Artic Fox
9250
QI 122 Canada Otter Male
3900
QI 125 American Marsh Shrew
1450
QI 128 Rocky Mountain Goat
6900
QI 130 Pouched Jerboa Mouse
975
QI 131 Grizzly Bear
19500
QI 132 Hare Indian Dog
7950
QI 137 Sea Otter
8900
QI 139 Large-tailed Spermophile
1400
QI 145 Townsend's Shrew Mole

Victoria's Secret

J Whatman paper. Queen Victoria chose Whatman paper for her personal correspondence. Napoleon wrote his will on Whatman paper as he sat exiled on the island of St. Helena.  George Washington signed state documents on Whatman paper. The Whatman factory, the Turkey Mill, stood on the site of a former corn mill that had been in operation since the 15th century.  The mill was named "Turkey Mill" perhaps due to the fact that it was grinding corn from India known as Turkey Wheat.

Audubon used only J Whatman paper for all his double elephants, as Whatman paper had the reputation of the finest in England. The countermark J WHATMAN appears on all untrimmed double elephant etchings.  (A watermark consists of a design) It appears in block letters about 1 inch in height and stretches for about ten inches, and can appear anywhere on the back of the paper.  It will say "J Whatman" or "J Whatman/Turkey Mill" and is followed by a date, generally between 1827 to 1838, this being the year the paper was produced.

Gallery 1

The Premier Audubon Print Edition

Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition

Princetons are the worlds only direct camera generation Audubon lithographs

Shown here is the beautiful Carolina Parrot. View entire print in Gallery 1

Double elephant (life size - 26 1/4 x 39 1/4) •Limited edition of 1500. •Pencil-numbered and embossed with the Princeton Audubon Limited seal. •Up to 11 color plates used. •Specially developed fade-proof inks. Absolute color fidelity to the actual original. •Printed on a 300 line. •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.   About Princeton Audubon

The Color Purple

The Purple Heron, the print that launched the New York Times fine art division. 

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Purple Heron - $1,200

26 1/4 x 39 1/4 inches

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"Even the name is strange"

Interesting quote from Audubon's youth ... "Today I saw the swiftest skater I ever beheld; backwards and forwards he went like the wind, even leaping over large air holes fifteen or more feet across, and continuing to skate without an instant’s delay. I was told he was a young Frenchman, and this evening I met him at a ball, where I found his dancing exceeded his skating; all the ladies wished him as partner; moreover a handsomer man I never saw, his eyes alone command attention; even his name, Audubon, is strange to me.”


— David Pawling, Mill Grove, PA; January, 1805, on 19-year-old John J. Audubon.
History of John James Audubon

Gallery 2

Make your walls scream!

The Rare Print Double Elephant Edition

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!"

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Does Audubon get any more stunning?

The Iceland or Gyrfalcon, our Rare Print edition of 500.  $1,200

This magnificent print measures 29 x 39 inches

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This is the only archival pigment print edition (giclee) that we offer alongside our own same size Princeton Double Elephant Edition. It is produced from the actual original and is striking in its color and detail. We suggest pairing this outstanding fine art print with the Princeton Snowy Owl. The owl would hang to the left of this falcon. Both would have their wall presence emphasized by black frames with soft accent lamps.

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Gallery 3

Essex Great Blue Heron

17 1/2 x 26 inches

GOT FEATHERS?

THE ESSEX 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."  

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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.  Birds in the foreground of all full-size Audubon prints are the same size as in life.

Essex Hooping Crane

17 1/2 x 26 inches

SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase any Princeton Double Elephant Edition print from Gallery 1 and get a second from Gallery 1 of equal or lesser value at no extra charge! Simply purchase your first print and enter your choice of a second print in the message box at checkout.

Louisiana Heron, 19 x 23 inches

Roseate Spoonbill, 19 x 23 inches

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The Snowy Heron  View entire print.

In the early spring of 1832, Audubon and his assistant George Lehman stayed at the home of John Bachman in Charleston, South Carolina.  Audubon wrote of the thousands of snowy egrets that had arrived there by March 25 and “were seen in the marshes and rice fields, all in full plumage.” 

Soon he painted this magnificent egret, while Lehman added the landscape of a rice plantation in the Carolina low country. Some feel that the figure approaching from the bottom right is Audubon himself. A magnificent bird - a magnificent print.

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