January 21, 2022

Cool! Hi-Res Images From Audubon’s Classic “Birds of America” Now Available For Free Download Direct From National Audubon Society

From the Palm Beach Post:

The National Audubon Society has opened its digital library and is making available high-resolution downloads of the hand-engraved plates from John H. Audubon’s classic Birds of America — considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration.

From the Birds of America/Audubon Web Site:

John James Audubon’s Birds of America is a portal into the natural world. Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-sized watercolours of North American birds, all made from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration. Nearly 200 years later, the Audubon prints are coming to life once again, thanks to our vibrant digital library. Roam around below and enjoy one of the most treasured pieces of Audubon’s grand and wild legacy.

Each print is also available as a free high-resolution download.

Direct to Audubon Society Birds of America Web Site/Downloads

Note: Images from Birds of America (available for download) are in the public domain.

A Hat Tip and Big Thank You to Matt Weaver for Alerting Us to this News

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