Art, Prints & Photographs Collections of the NYPL

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Today, on April 26, 1785, American naturalist, painter and draughtsman John James Audubon was born. “The Birds of America” was completed in 1839 and contained 435 hand-colored prints of over1,065 birds, representing 489 species. The General Research Division has digitized their copy and it is available on the Library’s Digital Gallery.

Today, on April 26, 1785, American naturalist, painter and draughtsman John James Audubon was born. “The Birds of America” was completed in 1839 and contained 435 hand-colored prints of over1,065 birds, representing 489 species. The General Research Division has digitized their copy and it is available on the Library’s Digital Gallery.