This octavo lithograph is from John James Audubon’s The Quadrupeds of North America. The work was published in New York between 1851 and 1854.
Quadrupeds was Audubon’s final great natural history work. His animal drawings are still considered some ofthe finest prints published in America. The folio edition of this work marked the first time that America’s animals were described and illustrated in one publication and the octavo publication continued that effort.
Audubon and his son, John Woodhouse, drew all of the quadrupeds in the work. Victor Gifford Audubon drew the backgrounds for many of the prints.