A Pair of Cougars by John James Audubon
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While best known for his seminal Birds of America, Audubon, working with his two sons, also spent considerable time documenting other animals. He left on what would prove be his last field expedition in 1843. JOHN JAMES AUDUBON.
Print. Felis Concolor, The Cougar
, Plate XCVII from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
. Elephant folio, .
In addition to his considerable skills as an ornithologist, John James Audubon (1785 – 1851), set out to depict all North American quadrupeds (primarily four-footed mammals). The first of his three-volume The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, published in 1845, contained this illustration of female and young cougar.
John James Audubon and John Bachman, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,
New York, 1845). http://archive.org/stream/viviparousquadru45audu#page/n7/mode/2up