19 November 2003
AUDUBON, John James (1785-1851). 'Great blue Heron, Ardea herodias'. Plate CCXI, from Audubon's Birds of America. [London: 1827-38].
Double-elephant 2° (968 x 641mm). Hand-coloured engraved aquatint by Robert Havell the younger after Audubon. Watermark: J Whatman 1836. Imprint: Engraved, Printed & Coloured by R.Havell, 1834. (Upper and lower margins lightly discoloured, a few other minor spots.)
A fine print from Audubon's Birds of America. Cf. Anker 17; Fine Bird Books (1990) pp. 73-74; Wood p.207; Zimmer pp. 18-19.
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