John James Audubon's Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America is the largest and most substantial color plate book produced in the United States in the 19th century, and a fitting monolith to the genius of America's most popular ornithologist, biologist, and painter. Measuring an outstanding 27 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches, the Quadrupeds was released in 1845-48 as a three-volume elephant folio broadsheet edition, the artist's last terrific nature work and the very first single publication to record America's animals.Audubon's Last Wilderness Journey reproduces all one hundred and fifty original lithographic prints in color, with a timeline of Audubon's life and profession. Essays by kept in mind professionals in art history, wildlife science, and ecology put this exceptional operate in context, explaining its technical, artistic, and clinical significance and legacy. They think about the enduring zoological and ecological significance of the Quadrupeds folios, including their clinical value to concerns such as category, and how our relationship towards nature has actually changed since the 1840s. The volume in addition includes transcripts from the journal kept by Edward Harris, cashier to the 1843 exploration, explaining the daily details of their journey and the animals they came across, in addition to a letter, written in 1851, from Audubon's boy Victor to Harris, detailing the scenarios of his daddy's death.This whole work is a remarkable record highlighting the larger significance of the North American wilderness and the significance and beauty of Audubon's comprehensive illustrations. This remarkable new volume will have serious appeal to the general public and to art historians, scientists, ecologists, scholars, scientists, and academics alike.