Plate 450, Great Black-backed Gull
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Hand-colored lithograph by William E. Hitchcock (circa 1823-1880) for the firm of J.T. Bowen after John James Audubon (1785 - 1851)
From Vol. 7 of the first octavo edition of the The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories. New York: J. J. Audubon; Philadelphia: J. B. Chevalier, 1843 - 1844.
Paper dimensions: approximately 10 x 6 ½ inches
Octavo part number: 90
Current name of bird depicted: NAME OF BIRD, Latin Name of Bird
Corresponding Havell edition plate number:
Included in this composition is NAME OF PLANT
Audubon created the preparatory study for this plate
Audubon described the NAME OF BIRD as follows:
From: AUDUBON, John James: The Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories; New York and Philadelphia: J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier, 1840 - 1844.