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AUCTION 22

 

Ring-Tailed Raccoon Depicted at Full Size

 


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29.     AUDUBON, J[ohn] W[oodhouse]. Bassaris Astuta. Licht. Ring-Tailed Bassaris. Natural Size Male. [at top] No. 20. | Plate XCVIII. [below] Drawn from Nature by J.W. Audubon | Lithd. Printed & Cold. by J.T. Bowen, Philada. 1846. Philadelphia, 1846. Hand-colored lithograph. Image: 55 x 47.7 cm; image and text: 61.8 x 47.7 cm; overall sheet size: 69.2 x 54 cm. Very fine. Matted, maple frame, and under Plexiglas.

     First edition. This print will be included in Dr. Tyler’s forthcoming work on nineteenth-century lithographs of Texas. This ring-tailed carnivore is smaller and less well-known than the more common raccoon in Texas (Procyon lotor), and is found primarily in the western and central parts of the state.

($600-1,200)

Sold. Hammer: $600.00; Price Realized: $720.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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