The History of Special Collections at Brown University


John James Audubon
"Snowy Heron, or White Egret."
Plate CCXLII, The Birds of America.
London: Published by the Author, 1827 - 1838

This plate is based on a composition Audubon painted in the spring of 1832 at the home of the naturalist John Bachman in Charleston, South Carolina. The elephant folio edition of The Birds of America, bound in six volumes, was presented by Albert E. Lownes on the occasion of his 50th reunion in 1970.

Rare Book Collection. Gift of Albert E. Lownes, Class of 1920,