Produced from 1845 to 1848 by distinguished Philadelphia printmaker John T. Bowen, Audubon’s Imperial Bowen edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America contains 150 hand-colored lithographs of North American mammals.
This folio was Audubon’s last major project, which he created in collaboration with his two sons and his friend and fellow naturalist the Reverend John Bachman. These antique original hand-colored lithographs are printed on imperial folio-size paper measuring approximately 22″ by 28″.
Learn more in our articles Audubon’s Imperial Folio, Visualizing the Human Impact on the Natural World in Audubon’s Quadrupeds, and What is a Lithograph? A Practical Guide to Understanding and Identifying Lithographic Prints.