Swann Galleries

John James Audubon, Fish Hawk, Plate 81, hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Birds of America, London, 1830. Sold June 7, 2018 for $68,750. (Presale estimate $30,000-$50,000.)

Birds of America ‘Fish Hawk’ soars to $68,750

NEW YORK—Swann Galleries’ auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books on June 7, 2018 brought to market landmarks from the history of cartography and ornithology. The nearly 400 lots traced important developments in science and natural history, especially in North America. Audubon’s Birds of America Leading the...