The Audubon Amsterdam Edition (1971-72) is the first full-size printed facsimile of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America (1826-1838). It reproduces all 435 of Audubon’s original plates on double-elephant folio size paper.
Audubon was an ornithologist, naturalist and painter. He is known for his project to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats.
This special edition was printed on custom wove paper by G. Schut & Zonen, using 100% unbleached cotton rags. Each sheet has a unique watermark that measures about 1” x 11”. The full sheet measures approximately 26 ½” by 39 ½” corresponding to the full sheet size of the 19th century originals.