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Audubon, john james

audubon, john james
American ornithologist and artist. His effort to catalog every species of bird in the United States resulted in the publication of The Birds of America (1827-1838), a collection of 1,065 life-size engravings of birds found in eastern North America. It is considered a classic work in ornithology and in American art.
Audubon, John James [(aw-duh-bon)]

A nineteenth-century American artist and naturalist. The color illustrations that make up The Birds of America are his best works.


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