John James Audubon artwork, 1829-2002

Collection Number: 6721

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
Title:
John James Audubon artwork, 1829-2002, 1829-1860 (bulk)
Collection Number:
6721
Quantity:
6.3 cubic feet.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection includes loose prints from Audubon books, The birds of America (double elephant folio of 1827-1838 and a subsequent octavo edition) and The viviparous quadrupeds of North America (1846-1854), as well as later reproductions of Audubon prints.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection includes loose prints from Audubon books, The birds of America (double elephant folio of 1827-1838 and a subsequent octavo edition) and The viviparous quadrupeds of North America (1846-1854).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America.
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Viviparous quadrupeds of North America.
Audubon, Lucy Green Bakewell, 1788-1874
Havell, Robert, 1793-1878
Bien, Julius, 1826-1909
Cornell University. Laboratory of Ornithology.

Subjects:
Birds--North America--Pictorial works.
Mammals--North America--Pictorial works.
Ornithological illustration.
Ornithology.
Birds in art

Form/genre terms:
Engravings--United States--19th century.
Lithographs.
Chromolithographs.
Hand coloring.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
By appointment only.
Items with four digit ID numbers are on deposit from the Lab of Ornithology. More information on these pieces can be found in the Laboratory of Ornithology Art Database. Items stating RMC are owned by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.
Dimensions listed in millimeters.
Cite As:
John James Audubon artwork, #6721. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

The Waldemar H. Fries Audubon research papers, #3427 also contains original and reproductions of Audubon prints.
The Laboratory of Ornithology artwork collection, #17-2-3522 and the Louis Agassiz Fuertes papers, #2662 also contain artwork on deposit from Cornell's Laboratory of Ornithology

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Florida Jay - No. 47, Plate 233 - 0603
Octavo edition
Box 1 Folder 2
Cedar Bird, or Cedar Waxwing - No. 50, Plate 246 - 0604
Octavo edition
Box 1 Folder 3
Mallard - No. 77, Plate 385 - 0605
Octavo edition
Box 1 Folder 4
Evening Grosbeak - No. 42, Plate 207 - 0606
Octavo edition
Box 1 Folder 5
Snow Lark Bunting - No. 31, Plate 155 - 0607
Octavo edition
Box 1 Folder 6
Summer Red-bird - No. 42, Plate 208 - 0608
Octavo edition
Box 1 Folder 7
Yellow Crowned Night Heron - No. 73, Plate 364 - 8005
Octavo edition
Box 1 Folder 8
Fork-tailed Flycatcher - No. 11, Plate 52 - 8025
Octavo edition
Box 2 Folder 1
Tell-tale Godwit or Snipe - Plate 308 - RMC
2002
Uncolored restrike of an 1836 plate.
Box 2 Folder 2
Tell-tale Godwit or Snipe - Plate 308 - RMC
Box 2 Folder 3
Purple Finch - Plate 4 - RMC
Box 2 Folder 4
Ivory-billed Woodpecker - No. 14, Plate LXVI - RMC
Color Reproduction - Audubon Centennial Edition by R.E. Hall. P.P. 2/5
Box 2 Folder 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - RMC
1860
Chromolithograph by J. Bien
Box 3 Folder 1
Great White Heron - No. 57, Plate CCLXXXI - 8003
65.4 x 50.2
Reduced black and white reproduction: "Reproduced at three fifths size from the original plate in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History."
Box 3 Folder 2
White-throated Sparrow - Plate VIII, No. II - 8002
70.8 x 50.7
Engraved by Lizars. Colored by Havell.
Box 3 Folder 3
Swallow-Tailed Hawk - No. 15-3, Plate 18 - 8008
1860
102.0 x 68.9
Chromolithograph by J. Bien
Box 3 Folder 4
White-Eyed Flycatcher or Vireo - No. 15-5, Plate 240 and Red-Eyed Vireo - No. 15-6, Plate 243 - 8009
1860
101.9 x 68.7
Double elephant folio. Chromolithograph by J. Bien, both on a single sheet
Box 3 Folder 5
Yellow-Crowned Heron - No. 15-2, Plate 364 - 0601
1860
99.5 x 69.0
Chromolithograph by J. Bien. Attached to acidic backing.
Box 4 Folder 1
Song Sparrows - No. 5, Plate 25 - 8001
70.5 x 50.6
Double elephant folio. Havell Print.
Box 4 Folder 2
Indigo-Birds - No. 15, Plate 74 - 8000
1829
70.9 x 50.7
Double elephant folio. Engraved, Printed, Colored by R. Havell. Attached to acidic backing.
Box 4 Folder 3
Warbling Flycatcher - No. 24, Plate CXVIII - 8006
72.3 x 53.6
Double elephant folio. Havell Print.
Box 4 Folder 4
Palm Warbler - No. 33, Plate CLXIII - 8007
1833
72.1 x 53.3
Double elephant folio. Havell Print. Possibly a later restrike of a 1833 print
Box 4 Folder 5
Semipalmated Sandpiper - No. 81, Plate CCCCV - 8013
1838
94.3 x 63.9
Double elephant folio
Box 4 Folder 6
Frigate Pelican - No. 55, Plate CCLXXI - 8012
96.1 x 63.8
Double elephant folio - Date corner torn off. Attached to acidic backing.
Box 4 Folder 7
American Sparrow Hawk - No. 29, Plate CXLII - 0602
91.9 x 64.7
Double elephant folio. Engraved, Printed, Colored by R. Havell.
Box 5 Folder 1
Hutchins's Barnacle Goose - No. 56, Plate CCLXXVII - 8010B
61.0 x 50.8
Reduced black and white reproduction: "Reproduced at four fifths size from the original plate in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History."
Box 5 Folder 2
Says Least Shrew - No. 14, Plate LXX - 8019
1845
68.8 x 54.2
Bowen Print
Box 5 Folder 3
Franklins Marmot Squirrell - No. 17, Plate LXXXIV - 8020
1846
70.0 x 55.4
Bowen Print
Box 5 Folder 4
Dusky Squirrell - No. 24, Plate CXVII - 8021
69.7 x 55.2
Bowen Print
Box 5 Folder 5
The Camas Rat - No. 29, Plate CXLII - 8023
1848
68.7 x 54.0
Bowen Print
Box 5 Folder 6
Hutchins's Barnacle Goose - No. 56, Plate CCLXXVII - 8010
1958
81.7 x 66.1
Full size black and white reproduction: "Struck from the original Havell engraving to commemorate the 75th Anniversary Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, held at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in October 1958."
Box 6 Folder 1
Swallow-Tailed Hawk - No. 15, Plate 72 - 8004
1829
98.9 x 65.5
Double elephant folio. J. Bien print.
Box 6 Folder 2
Ferruginous Thrush - No. 24, Plate CXVI - 8018
98.5 x 66.2
Double elephant folio
Box 6 Folder 3
Mocking Bird - No. 5, Plate XXI - 8016
96.5 x 64.1
Double elephant folio. Engraved, Printed, and Coloured by R Havell.
Box 6 Folder 4
Chuck-Wills Widow - No. 11, Plate LII - 8017
96.5 x 64.8
Engraved, Printed, and Coloured by R Havell.
Box 6 Folder 5
Swamp Sparrow - No. 15, Plate LXIV - 8024
96.5 x 64.2
Engraved, Printed, and Coloured by R Havell.
Box 6 Folder 6
White-Crowned Pigeon - No. 36, Plate CLXXVII - 8015
1829
96.5 x 64.6
Volume Oversized
Audubon elephant folio Frontispiece: Birds of America, from Original Drawings by John James Audubon. Volume III - 8014
An original binding of an elephant folio with all the drawings removed. Includes the frontspiece.