Date of Printing: 1971 • Medium: Lithograph (photo- lithography) • Subject Category: Natural History - Birds • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 44.5 x 52 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 67 x 100 • Style: FOLIO Lithograph • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Pristine • Edition Type: Amsterdam Folio Edition • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON - "BIRDS OF AMERICA" AMSTERDAM EDITION PRINT
(Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972)
Rock Grous (Tetrao rupestris) Plate 368 CCCLXIII ---- PRISTINE PRINT! NO MARKINGS OF ANY KIND!
- Paper 'DOUBLE ELEPHANT FOLIO' **** EXTREMELY RARE**** Only 1 of 250**
CONDITION: PRISTINE condition, no spots or folds!
You are BUYING an AMSTERDAM EDITION (1971-1972) print from 'The Birds of America' by John James AUDUBON. The Amsterdam Edition is FULL SIZE - ie 'Double Elephant Folio', the same size as the original 'Havell Edition' (1827-38).
CONDITION: For a 40 year plus old plate, the condition is Excellent.
John James Audubon (1785 -1851)
The Amsterdam edition of John James Audubon's Birds of America is a full size edition measuring 100 x 67 cm. (39 x 26 inches). This set published in 1972, faithfully reproduces the original Havell edition. All 435 full-size color plates were published and limited to only 250 numbered sets.
This print is from set 246/250
The copy used to reproduce these prints were taken from the Telyer's Museum at Haarlem (Holland). The Museum was founded in 1778 and bought the copy from Audubon's son as part of the original subscription in 1839.
Photo-lithography and printing for this edition took place in the works of N.V. Fotolitho Inrichting Drommel at Zandvoort, where the highest standard of craftsmanship was combined with the most advanced techniques of printing and multi-color lithography.
The Amsterdam edition was printed in the Netherlands in multi-color offset in up to 8 different colors, according to the highest possible standard. The paper used was manufactured in the traditional way from 100% unbleached cotton rags at the paper mill of G. Schut & Zonen.
The original Amsterdam edition was sold as a complete set in subscription form only. The subscriber could choose to have the plates delivered bound or unbound. The original price for a set in 1972 was U$ 4000, approximately $50,000 + in todays $.
The last original Havell set sold was in December 2010 for over $10,000,000 that equates to an average of $23,000 per print!