Categotry Archives: John James Audubon acquires rare Audubon copper plate now owns one of only a small number of surviving Havell Edition copper plates — the actual metal plates that were used to print the bird images for the Havell Edition of The Birds of America. I recently  acquired the plate for one of the later small images, PL 415 Brown Creeper – Californian Nuthatch, which was the fifth and final print of Audubon’s 83rd number. (The Birds of America consists of 435 plates, originally issued in 87 numbers, each number […]

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