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Friday, March 28, 2008

Audubon's Birds of America

The University of Pittsburgh’s digital library is one of the fortunate few to own one of the rare, complete sets of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. It is considered to be the single most valuable set of volumes in the collections of the University Library System. These prints have been scanned at a high resolution and can be viewed on their website. Each plate also has the accompanying text that goes with it – also available for viewing. This is really a neat collection! I’m glad that it’s now available online for all to see.

Here is the web link: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/a/audubon/


2 comments:

Mary said...

Hi Alan,

That's good news! I quickly browsed your link and find it interesting. You know, it wasn't until last year that I learned Audubon was named after "someone".

Mary

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