Bird Prints, Including Works by John James Audubon and John Gould

Hummingbird Prints by John Gould

Our selection of original lithographic prints from John Gould’s “A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-birds”, published in London between 1849 and 1887, represents one of the most extensive collections in America. At the time of issue, subscriptions to these sets were limited to the nobility and gentry of Europe. Many of the extraordinary plates are highlighted with gold and overpainted with transparent oil colors and varnish. Sachervell Sitwell in his renowned “Fine Bird Books” considers these volumes as Gould’s masterpiece and “A FEAST OF BEAUTY AND SOURCE OF WONDER”. All of our offerings of these distinguished hummingbird prints are in mint, pristine condition, so essential in preserving the integrity and magnificence of these lithographic works of art.

Plates from John Gould’s Birds of New Guinea

John J. Audubon – Royal Octavo 1st Edition “Trumpeter Swan

John J. Audubon Royal Octavo 1st Edition “Eider Duck”

John J. Audubon Royal Octavo 1st Edition “Key-West Dove”

John J. Audubon Royal Octavo 1st Edition “Scolepaccous Courlan”

Plates from Richard Bowlder Sharpe’s “Birds of Paradise”

Plates from John Gould’s Family of Toucans

John J. Audubon – Royal Octavo 1st Edition Prints

Suttons Bay Galleries maintains one of the largest inventories of Audubon First Edition Royal Octavo hand colored lithographs in America.

Plates From John Gould’s Partridges of America

John Gould commenced his “A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America” in 1844 and published it in London in 1850. Gould was inspired to undertake this study “by the sight of several living examples of the beautiful Callipepla Californica, brought home and presented to the Zoological Society of London by Captain Beechey in 1830”. Originally issued in three parts, the edition was limited to 80 subscribers and dediccated to Prince Charles Lucien Bonaparte, whose own most widely known ornithological work concerned the birds of America. We are pleased to offer over 30 examples of this rare and beautiful work at our gallery.

John Gould Plates from Family of Toucans

John Gould Plates from Family of Toucans

Plates from John Gould’s Birds of New Guinea

John J. Audubon 1st Octavo Edition – Columbia Magpie or Jay

Plates from John Gould’s American Partridge

John Gould commenced his “A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America” in 1844 and completed and published it in London in 1850. Gould was inspired to undertake this study “by the sight of several living examples of the beautiful Callipepla Californica, brought home and presented to the Zoological Society of London by Captain Beechey in 1830”. Originally issued in three parts, the Partidges of America was limited to an edition of 80 and dedicated to Prince Charles Lucien Bonaparte, whose own most widely known ornithological work concerned the birds of America.

We are pleased to offer from our collection over thirty plates from this beautiful and rare edition.

Gould Bird of Paradise I

Gould Bird of Paradise II

John Gould Bird of Asia II

John Gould Bird of Paradise IV

John Gould Hummingbird I

John Gould Bird of Paradise VI

John Gould Bird of Paradise VII

John Gould – Toucan I

John Gould – Toucan II

John Gould – Toucan III

John Gould – Toucan IV

John Gould – Toucan V

John Gould – Hummingbird I

John Gould – Hummingbird II

John Gould – Hummingbird III

John Gould – Hummingbird IV

John Gould – Hummingbird V

John Gould – Hummingbird VI

John Gould – Hummingbird VII

John Gould – Hummingbird VIII

John Gould – Hummingbird – IX

John Gould – Hummingbird – X

John Gould – Hummingbird – XI

John Gould – Birds of Asia II

John Gould – Birds of Asia III

John Gould – Birds of New Guinea I

John Gould – Birds of New Guinea III

John Gould – Birds of New Guinea IV

John Gould – Birds of New Guinea V

John Gould – Birds of New Guinea VI