Audubon's masterpiece, the famous double-elephant folio Birds of America, comprised 435 hand-colored lithographs published between 1827 and 1838. The smaller octavo format Birds of America, subsequently issued in seven volumes, contains the original set of designs traced onto smaller plates, with an additional sixty-five new plates.
BRA0838E. John James Audubon (1785–1851). The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories. New York: J. J. Audubon; Philadelphia: J. B. Chevalier, 1840–1844. Volume 5 of seven volumes.
Illustrated Ornithological Text
Audubon, John James, 1785–1851. , “BRA0838E,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed November 29, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1766.