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The Mammals of North America John James Audubon

The Mammals of North America By John James Audubon

The Mammals of North America by John James Audubon

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Officially titled The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America this is the second ground-breaking work by world-renowned artist and naturalist John James Audubon. Following the success of his Birds of America, Audubon documented and depicted 150 four-footed North American mammals, in their natural habitat, in breathtaking colour and detail.

The Mammals of North America Summary

The Mammals of North America by John James Audubon

First published in the middle of the nineteenth century, following years of research and field study, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (its original title) became the outstanding illustrated work on American mammals of its time and is still considered by many to include the finest animal prints published in North America. The book included many frontier animals never depicted before and helped to increase appreciation of American nature around the world. This edition of Audubon's classic work has been directly reproduced from an original copy held by the Library of the Natural History Museum, London. All the mammals' current scientific names have been included in the reference section at the back of the book.

About John James Audubon

Born in Haiti in 1785, John James Audubon was a naturalist and painter and is considered one of the greatest natural history artists of all time. Audubon's childhood fascination with drawing birds became his obsession. He wandered the woods and rivers of the wild frontiers of North America shooting, studying, posing, and painting birds and other animals, and many years later, the resulting books would change the worlds of ornithology and natural history art forever. He is best known for his groundbreaking work The Birds of America, of which only 120 complete original sets are known to exist and which can reach up to $10 million at auction. Less well known is his final work, an equally ambitious project to document the mammals of North America. He painted hundreds of species in their natural habitat in remarkable detail - including many frontier animals depicted for the first time - each characterised by his highly dramatic style.

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The Mammals of North America by John James Audubon
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