Audubon Gull-Billed Tern - first octavo edition 1840-44


"Gull-billed Tern - Marsh Tern"  Plate # 430  Paper size 10 1/4 x 6 1/2''

This very fine stone lithograph with original hand-coloring is from the First Royal Octavo Edition of Audubon’s Birds of America - the ONLY American edition produced under John James Audubon’s personal supervision.

Lithography and coloring by J.T. Bowen - the finest lithographer and colorist of the period.

Published Philadelphia & New York, 1840-44.

Presented in an archival 16 x 12'' mat

  • Inventory Number: A-99