"Cock of The Plains. Tetrao Urophasianus", Audubon, J. J.
Subject: Prints Bird
Period: 1971-72 (published)
Publication: The Birds of America (Amsterdam Edition)
Color: Printed Color
34 x 24 inches
86.4 x 61 cm
This is Plate CCCLXXI (371) from the double-elephant folio Amsterdam edition of Audubon’s great work on American ornithology. The Audubon Amsterdam Edition was the first complete reproduction of John James Audubon’s original (1826-38) Birds of America Havell Edition. The reproductions were produced using color offset lithography and printed on watermarked 100% cotton rag acid-free paper. Only 250 complete sets of this limited edition were produced. This lovely engraving depicts a male sage grouse performing an extraordinary mating dance while a female looks on quietly. The full sheet measures 39-1/4 x 26-3/8". Watermark reads "G. Schut & Zonen [JR Monogram] Audubon [OT Monogram]."