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The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories

Illustrated by John James Audubon (American, 1785–1851), Illustrated by Lucy Green Bakewell Audubon (American, 1788–1874), Illustrated by John Woodhouse Audubon (American, 1812–1862), Lithographer John T. Bowen (American, about 1801–1856), Lithographer George Endicott (American, 1802–1848), Publisher J. B. Chevalier (American, 19th century), Printer E. G. Dorsey (American, 19th century), Binding by James Hayday (English, 1796–1872)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA; Place of Publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 28 x 19 x 5.5 cm (11 x 7 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 500 hand-colored lithographs

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: J. J. Audubon; Philadelphia: J. B. Chevalier, 1840-44) 27.9 cm, seven vols.; [v. 1] viii, [9]-256 pp., plus 70 plates; [v. 2] vii, [9]-205 pp., plus 70 pls.; [v. 3] viii, [9]-233 pp. [1 f.], plus 70 pls.; [v. 4] viii, [9]-321 pp. [1 f.], plus 70 pls.; [v. 5] viii, [9]-346 pp. [1 f.], plus 70 pls.; [v. 6] viii, [9]-457 pp. [1 f.], plus 70 pls.; [v. 7] ix, [9], [11]-371 pp. [1 f.], plus 70 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped green morocco (Hayday).

Illustrations of birds.

New York: J. J. Audubon; Philadelphia: J. B. Chevalier, 1840-44


Acquired in 1920 from Bartlett (Boston) by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent