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Prints: Audubon's Folio Birds
Havell Edition (1827-1838)

Havell Edition Parrot

Doubtless, the reader will say, while looking at the seven figures of Parakeets represented in the plate, that I spared not my labour. I never do, so anxious am I to promote his pleasure. -- John James Audubon

 

In this area we offer the best known of Audubon's original prints -- the large and famous bird prints from the Havell Edition (hand-colored etchings with engraving and aquatint, published 1827-1838). Because of the difficulties involved in photographing large prints, shadow and uneven lighting affect many of the photos below.  If you are interested in a print, please ask for a condition report. 

If there is a specific print you want that you don't see here, or you are thinking of buying a Havell but don't know what you want, please get in touch. I can find you any print, or help you decide which print will work best for you.

All prints with full watermark unless noted. Sheet measurements given in most cases; if listed only as a "full sheet," then measuring in the range of 37 to 39 inches by 25-26 inches. All items are one of a kind and subject to prior sale. Please visit the ordering page to review policies and terms of sale. Current bird names (if substantially different) noted in square brackets.

Click the thumbnails below for larger images. More photos and full condition information available upon request.

original Havell

PL 12 Baltimore Oriole.
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PL 76 Virginian Partridge.
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PL 328 Long-legged Avocet [Black-necked Stilt. Sheet with watermark J WHATMAN 1836, 37 x 24-3/4 inches. Corner repair. $4000

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PL 17 Carolina Pigeon or Turtle Dove. [Mourning Dove in Stewartia].
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PL 333 Green Heron. Popular image from the Lord Caledon folio.

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PL 26 Carolina Parrot. Great color, trimmed slightly in height. SOLD.

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PL 30 Vigor's Warbler. [Pine Warbler on Spiderwort.] Watermark J WHATMAN 1831, 38-1/8 x 25-3/8 inches. Detail photo. $3500

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PL 62 Passenger Pigeon. Extinct. J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1828. Measures 38-3/4 by 25-3/4 inches. Price upon request.

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PL65 Rathbone Warbler [Yellow Warbler on Cross-vine]. Measuring 38-1/4 x 25-5/8 inches on J WHATMAN 1831. $3500

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PL67 Red-winged Starling or Marsh Blackbird [Red-winged Blackbird in Red Maple]. Full sheet with watermark. $5000.

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PL 75 Le Petit Caporal [Merlin] Known as Pigeon Hawks in North America and Lady Hawks in Eurasia, Audubon believed he had discovered a new species of falcon. Detail photo. $6000

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PL102 Blue Jay. (Uncolored proof.)
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PL135 Blackburnian Warbler [on Smooth Phlox]. Full sheet with watermark. $3000

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Plate 149 Sharp-tailed Finch [Sharp-tailed Sparrow with Glasswort]. Full sheet with watermark J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL.  $3000. 

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PL 150 Red-eyed Vireo [in Honey Locust with spider and web]. Full sheet with watermark. Great composition. $4500

 

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PL 184 Mangrove Humming Bird [Black-throated Mango]. Exquisite botanical by Maria Martin enhances this beautiful print. Full sheet, J Whatman 1834. Detail photo. $7500.


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PL191 Willow Grous.
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PL 199 Little Owl [Northern Saw-whet Owl] Full sheet watermarked J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1834.  $4000

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PL 202 Red-throated Diver. [Red-throated Loon with Purple Pitcher-plant]. Full sheet measuring 39 by 26 inches. With watermark J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1834. $12000.

original Havell Night Heron

 

PL 227 Pin-tailed Duck [Pintail]. Full sheet with deckle edges and watermark J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1834. Excellent color. Detail image. $15000.

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PL 239 American Coot. Sheet 39 x 26-1/2 inches; with deckle edges and watermark J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1834. Beautiful image of common waterbird. SOLD

original Havell Eider Duck

 

PL 246 Eider Duck [Common Eider].
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PL 258 Hudsonian Godwit. Sheet 37-3/4 inches x 24-3/4 inches with watermark J WHATMAN 1834. Graceful image of preening shorebird and mate. $4000

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Plate 263 Pigmy Curlew [Curlew Sandpiper]. Full sheet on J WHATMAN 1835. From the folio of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (catalog included).  $2400

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PL265 Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Full watermarked sheet -- two birds having a nice day at the beach. $3000


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PL 291 Herring Gull.

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PL 302 Dusky Duck (Black Duck) Slightly trimmed (width only) to 34-3/4 x 25 inches. Very nice color. J WHATMAN 1836. $6500.

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Plate 312 Long-tailed Duck [Oldsquaw]. Slightly trimmed in width to 35-1/2 inches x 25-1/4 inches. Watermarked J WHATMAN 1836. $9750

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Plate 322 Red-headed Duck [Redhead].  Trimmed in height only to 29-3/4 inches x 25 inches. Watermarked J WHATMA(N) 1836 - N trimmed away. $3950


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PL 336 Yellow-crowned Heron
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Great Auk
PL 341 Great Auk
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PL 348 Gadwall Duck [Gadwall]. With watermark J WHATMAN 1836, very slightly trimmed to 36-1/2 x 24-3/4 inches. Fine portrait of the Gray Duck. $5000

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PL 351 Great Cinereous Owl

[Great Grey Owl].
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PL 352 Black-winged Hawk. With watermark J WHATMAN 1837, slightly trimmed to 35-3/4 x 24 inches. $4200

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Plate 370 American Water Ouzel [American Dipper].  Full sheet on J WHATMAN 1837. From the folio of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (catalog included).  $2400

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Plate 382 Sharp-tailed Grous. Game bird of central and western North America. Full watermarked sheet. Background by Victor Audubon includes a distant river. $6500

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Plate 386 White Heron [Great Egret].
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Plate 402 Black-throated Guillemot [from left - Ancient Murrelet, male & female, Least Auklet, Crested Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet with Alaska background]. 37-3/4 x 24-1/2 inches, J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL 1837. $7,500. Includes original Webber folio print (shown right).

original Havell

After John Webber, View of Snug Corner Cove in Prince William's Sound, engraved by W. Ellis. From the atlas volume of Captain Cook's A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, published London by G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784. This print, the inspiration for Robert Havell's background, included with PL 402.