Like Buy Share View in Room Title Band Tailed Pigeon Artist James Audubon Ref GM2268 Type Fine Art Print Image Size 30" x 40" (76 x 102 cm) Paper Size 34" x 44" (86 x 112 cm) Price $440.00 £264.00 $440.00 €462.00 Add to basket Description The four-volume 'Birds of America', 435 plates of 700 species, took 14 years to complete, and consisted of 119 double-elephant folio (39 1/2 by 26 1/2in) sets of hand-coloured engraved plates. In December 2010, a set sold at Sotheby's for £7,321,250 million, the world-record price for a printed book. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was French (first named Jean Rabin), the illegitimate son of a naval officer and a chambermaid. At 18, he emigrated to America. He is buried in Trinity Church Cemetary, New York.