1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

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Audubon’s original 1st edition octavo lithographs from his miniature publication of The Birds of America feature his iconic images at a reduced scale. After the success of his Havell edition publication, Audubon began producing a second, smaller edition of The Birds of America in order to make the publication more affordable and widely available. This miniature edition, often referred to as the 1st Royal Octavo Edition, contains 500 hand-colored lithographs measuring approximately 6 ½” x 10 ¼”. The octavos were lithographed and hand-colored by the studio of J.T. Bowen in Philadelphia from 1839 to 1844. Issued alongside the printed plates, Audubon included portions of his text -the Ornithological Biography– with the Octavo edition. The result was a comprehensive, highly informative work of art that catered to both naturalists and appreciators of art alike.

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 172 Sea-side Finch

$825.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 172 Sea-side Finch

$195.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 173 Macgillivray's Shore - Finch

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 174 Sharp-tailed Finch

$315.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 174 Sharp-tailed Finch

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 175 Swamp Sparrow

$205.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 175 Swamp Sparrow

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 176 Bachman’s Pinewood Finch

$315.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 176 Bachman's Pinewood Finch

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 177 Lincoln’s Pinewood Finch

$425.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 177 Lincoln's Pinewood Finch

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 178 Mealy Redpoll Linnet

$195.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 178 Mealy Redpoll Linnet

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 179 Lesser Redpoll Linnet

$330.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 179 Lesser Redpoll Linnet

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 18 Swallow-tailed Hawk

$475.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 18 Swallow-tailed Hawk

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 180 Pine Linnet

$250.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 180 Pine Linnet

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 182 Black-headed Goldfinch

$205.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 182 Black-headed Goldfinch

1st Edition Octavos - Antique Originals

Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 183 Arkansaw Goldfinch

$360.00

Original hand-colored lithograph from 1840 of Audubon 1st Ed. Octavo Pl. 183 Arkansaw Goldfinch