Complete Set
Audubon's Birds of America

Special Edition

A complete set includes

Birds of America – Special Edition

  • 1 title page
  • 1 content page
  • 87 prints after the hand-colored originals
  • 1 handcrafted Solander Box embossed with gold lettering  
  • A certificate of authenticity
Heritage Prints Special Edition Audubon Birds of America Solander Box

Special Edition from the original engravings

The Birds of America by ornithologist and artist John James Audubon (1785-1851) was first published in full in 1827. With 435 hand-colored plates, the completed work is one of the largest and most expensive publications ever.

His work has inspired Heritage Prints to produce a Special Edition including all the Major Birds painted by Audubon (87 in all).  

Audubon’s engravings have so far only been reproduced in the original format (double elephant, 40 x 55 inches) which takes up considerable wall space when framed. Heritage Prints has therefore responded to demand and produced a Special Edition of Audubon’s artworks measuring 20 x 27.5 inches (50.8 x 70 cm), approximately half the original size. 

Thanks to the cooperation with the Teylers Museum, Heritage Prints has direct access to the set of the original engravings held by the museum. 

Birds of America Heritage Prints Special Edition

Features and details

Publication: The Birds of America; from original drawings made during a residence of twenty-five years in the United States and their territories (1823-1839)

Author: John James Audubon

Engravers: William Home Lizars, Robert Havell

Publication date: As a series in sections between 1827 and 1838

Size of the prints: 20 x 27 ½ inch (50.8 x 70 cm)

Source of the original: This giclée print is made from a well-preserved original edition of one of the rarest and most expensive books of the world, The Birds of America, owned by the Teylers Museum, the oldest museum of the Netherlands.

About the original: On 26th August 1833 Victor Gifford Audubon sold a complete set of the Birds of America to the Teylers Museum.

Casing: The complete set will be cased in an elegant handcrafted Solander Box covered in special linen embossed with golden lettering.

Durability: To ensure the durability, the giclée’s are printed on acid-free white etching paper (270 g/m2) with archival ink.

Quality: These prints were photographed using the latest technology, with a color-checker color matched to the original illustration and then reproduced at the original plate size. Printed in the highest possible resolution, the colors of these prints are indistinguishable from the originals when glazed and framed.

Limited Edition: The edition will be limited to 50 sets, numbered 1/50H to 50/50H, signed and stamped with a blind embossing.

Certificate of Authenticity: Included

Shipping and delivery: Heritage Prints has one Solander Box in stock. The consignment can be dispatched as soon as printing is completed. 
Read more about shipping and delivery in our FAQ . 

If you are interested in owning a complete set of
Audubon's Special Edition, please feel free to contact us.
The estimated delivery time is two weeks.

Limited Edition

We know how special it is to own a piece from your favorite artist; a piece that will be a real talking point in your home.

That is why each edition is limited to just 50 prints. These are numbered from 1/50 to 50/50H and are signed and stamped with a blind embossing.

So when you choose prints from Heritage Prints, you know your artwork has been printed with great care and in limited numbers, making it a print only a select few will own.


Certificate of autenticity and certified Art Giclée Print Heritage Prints

When you invest in our prints or collections, you will receive a certificate of authenticity.

This provides a lasting record of your artwork and gives you valuable certification if you ever wish to sell or bestow your collection in the future.

Solander box

When investing in a complete set, our Solander box is the perfect place to store your collection.

The box is covered with library buckram cloth and is fitted with a card holder to the spine with attaché fasteners.

This elegant, high-quality box is designed especially for keeping your prints safe and in perfect condition – yet you can still easily look at them whenever you wish.

If you are interested in owning a complete set of
Audubon's Special Edition, please feel free to contact us.
The estimated delivery time is two weeks.

Heritage Prints has a master copy of many images

Heritage Prints has a master copy of all Audubon’s images. But we do not have every certified facsimile giclee print in stock. 

If you cannot find a specific work on our website, please contact us directly and we will start the rigorous process of printing your individual facsimile.