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Feather Your Nest - John James Audubon's Birds of America & Quadrupeds

Welcome! We offer unframed original Audubon prints and limited edition fine art Audubon prints, life-size double elephants and reduced size baby elephants. We feature the Princeton Audubon Double Elephant Edition - the world's only direct-camera edition - said to be the finest Audubon print edition ever produced. Guarantee and shipping. Click here for a site index with Audubon references including informative videos. Contact us with any questions or special requests. 908.510.1621. Customer service, Why the name Princeton? How can I tell if my Audubon print is real? What are Audubon prints? What do the numbers mean?

Got an eye for fine art?

Special award: In Audubon's day, Philadelphia was the center of publishing in the young United States. Today it is the headquarters of Neographics, a professional Graphic Arts Association of printers and lithographers from the surrounding 62 county area. In 1987 our American White Pelican won their "Nth" award, or Best in Show. Some say it may be the finest Audubon re-creation ever produced.

White Pelican Printer's Proof

Natural style!

In the early spring of 1832, Audubon and his assistant George Lehman stayed at the home of John Bachman in Charleston, South Carolina. Audubon wrote of the thousands of snowy egrets that had arrived there by March 25 and “were seen in the marshes and rice fields, all in full plumage.” Soon he painted this magnificent egret, while Lehman added the landscape of a rice plantation in the Carolina low country. The figure approaching from bottom right is said to be a cameo of Audubon himself.

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Invest in the past!

Audubon plate 26, the Carolina Parrot. "The woods are the habitation best fitted for them, and there the richness of their plumage, their beautiful mode of flight, and even their screams, afford welcome intimation that our darkest forests and most sequestered swamps are not destitute of charms." So wrote John James Audubon about the stunning Carolina Parrot. In later years he was to write: "Our Parakeets are rapidly diminishing in number, and in some districts, where twenty-five years ago they were plentiful, scarcely any are now to be seen." Sadly, this beautiful bird, which ranged from Texas to New York, is now extinct.

Carolina Parrot

Audubon's Birds are life size!

"Merely to say, that each of my illustrations is of the size of nature, were too vague ... Not only is every object, as a whole, of the natural size, but also every portion of each object. The compass aided me in its delineation, regulated and corrected each part, ... The bill, the feet, the legs, the claws, the very feathers as they project one beyond another, have been accurately measured." John James Audubon. Ornithological Biography, Volume 1

Far beyond common reproductions - The world's only direct camera Audubon prints.

Princeton's reproduction process required the purchase of actual originals. “True prints, true colors, incredible detail. Princetons are simply the finest Audubon facsimiles ever produced!” - William Steiner, Audubon print collector and author of Audubon Prints: A Collector’s Guide To Every Edition. "Of all the Audubon reproductions, Princetons come the closest in appearance and quality to the originals." - Chris Lane, guest appraiser on PBS Antiques Roadshow. "Princeton Audubons stand above all other modern offset facsimile reproductions. The colors are bright, fresh and natural looking, and the amount of detail seen in the images is extraordinary. - Audubon expert Ron Flynn. "With their astounding detail, definition, and color, the Princeton direct-camera facsimiles have long set the standard in Audubon Birds of America lithographs." - Louise Mirrer, Director, The New-York Historical Society.

When setting forth on this great project, Audubon wrote "...nothing, after all, could ever answer my enthusiastic desires to represent nature, except to copy her in her own way, alive and moving!" Moments of drama in natural settings is the appeal of Audubon's life-size prints. "Having studied drawing for a short while in my youth under good masters, I felt a great desire to make choice of a style more particularly adapted to the imitation of feathers than the drawings in water colours that I had been in the habit of seeing, and moreover, to complete a collection not only valuable to the scientific class, but pleasing to every person, by adopting a different course of representation from the mere profile-like cut figures, given usually in works of that kind." - John James Audubon

Audubon references

Audubon information you can use.

Print Identification and Authentication

Reproduced by permission of the author - Ron Flynn Is Your Audubon Print An Original?Illustrated Print Identification and Authenticationby Ron...

Audubon Octavo Print “States” Versus “Editions”, Plus Valuations, Collecting, and the Marketplace.

Reproduced by permission of the author - Ron Flynn Audubon Octavo Print “States” Versus “Editions”, Plus Valuations, Collecting, and the...

A Brief Introduction to Audubon and the Original Editions

Reproduced by permission of the author - Ron Flynn A Brief Introduction to Audubon and the Original Editionsby Ron Flynn...

Do You Really Own A 1st Edition Octavo Quad Print?

Reproduced by permission of the author - Ron Flynn Do You Really Own A 1st Edition Octavo Quad Print?by Ron...