Lot 877

Audubon Prints from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
American, 19th century. A group of six color lithographs, each numbered and titled on the plate depicting six species of quadrupeds (Jay's Marmot Squirrel, Nine-Banded Armadillo, American Black or Silver Fox, Hudson's Bay Lemming, American Marsh Shrew, Rocky Mountain Goats);6.25 x 9 in. (sight), 11 x 13.5 in. (framed).

John James Audubon is best known for his detailed drawings of bird species. However, in 1843 Audubon embarked on an exhibition to complete a thorough survey of North American mammals. He and his son John W. Audubon worked together and produced the series The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America from 1845-1848, just three years before the senior Audubon's death. The lithographs were engraved and hand colored by J.T. Bowen, a leading Philadelphia printmaker. 
Est $200 - $400