Date of Printing: 1971 • Medium: Lithograph (photo- lithography) • Subject Category: Natural History - Birds • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Enlightenment (1700 - 1799) • 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
Rock Grous or Ptarmigan. Plate 368 from John James Audobon's Birds of America, Amsterdam Edition, dated 1971-1972.
This remarkable, elephant folio lithograph is from the Amsterdam Edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. The work was published in Amsterdam and New York by Johnson Reprint Corporation and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum between 1971 and 1972. The lithographs from the Amsterdam edition are highly respected and sought after because of the detail used in their creation. The complex but accurate process of color photo-lithography was used for printing each image. The publishers also chose to have a woven paper produced of the highest quality using 100% unbleached cotton rags with each sheet bearing a watermark. Only 250 copies of the Amsterdam edition were published and then sold by subscription. This particular lithograph is from a bound publication, # 35 of 250. The printing was the first recreation of the Audubon plates in elephant folio size in 135 years. This edition is very appealing to the Audubon collector due to the look and feel of that of the original Havell edition.
CONDITION: PRISTINE condition, no spots or folds! - Paper 'DOUBLE ELEPHANT FOLIO' **** EXTREMELY RARE**** Only 1 of 250**. 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).