Black-tailed Hare from the “Quadrupeds of North America" by James Audubon (1849)

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Black-tailed Hare from the first volume of the octavo edition of Audubon's “Quadrupeds of North America”.

John James Audubon (1765-1851), after coming to America around 1803 became a noted naturalist and artist. His most well known work, The Birds of America, was produced between 1826-1838 and sold by subscription. The folio edition of The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, was published and sold by subscription from 1845-1848. The first publication of the octavo edition of Vol. 1 was in part published in 1849 by Nagel & Weingaertner, New York, which included "Pair of Grey Rabbits and offspring." The publication of half of Vol. 1,  and all of Vols. 2 & 3 of the first, second, and third editions were transferred by Audubon's sons to Bowen, Philadelphia, and published between 1849-56.

Marked in the plate, top left: No. 13
Marked in the plate, top right: Plate LXIII
Marked in the plate, bottom left: Drawn from Nature by JJ Audobon, F.R.S.F.L.S.
Marked in the plate, bottom center: On stone by W.E. Hitchcock
Titled, bottom center: Black-tailed Hare
Marked in the plate, bottom right: Lith. Printed & Col'd by J.T. Bowen Philad'a

New York, published 1849.

Condition: Archival mounting and framed in a period gilt molding. Some areas of foxing.

Materials: Paper, Lithograph

Dimensions: 19" W x 14-3/4" H x 3/4" D

SKU: 6110

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