How Audubon’s Birds of America Changed Natural History

New York | 18 December

This December, Sotheby’s is delighted to offer an early subscriber's copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America in a single lot sale immediately following our Fine Books and Manuscripts auction. In this episode of Expert Voices, Senior International Specialist Selby Kiffer explains why this outstanding work is universally acknowledged as one of the most important achievements in both book illustration and natural history. One of only 15 sets in private hands, this extremely rare “Double Elephant Folio” copy of Birds of America features all 435 magnificent hand colored etched plates depicting 1,065 life-size birds. (18 December | New York)

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