This exhibition is open during Central Library's hours of operation.
John James Audubon, best known for his spectacular Birds of North America (published 1827-1838), is less known for his final project: The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.
He began the project in 1842 to document all four-legged North American mammals that "produced living young within the body." Despite complications, the project was completed in 1848 with 150 hand-colored lithographs on Imperial folio paper. More than half were created by Audubon's son, John Woodhouse Audubon.
The prints in this exhibition are a selection from the library’s special collections.
Made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library’s leadership, innovation and reach through private support.