Carolina Shrew and Leconte's Pine Mouse
Two hand colored period lithographs, each image size approx. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, c. 1850. On both prints "Drawn from Nature by J.J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S." is inscribed l.l., "On Stone by Wm. E. Hitchcock" centered under each image and "Lith. Printed & Colored by J.T. Bowen, Phil." l.r. At the top left of the shrew image is "No. 15" and top right is "Plate LXXV." Upper left of the bottom image "No. 16 " is inscribed and upper right is "Plate LXXX". Both prints feature very rich original colors but have tape residue and toning around the edges of the sheet, not effecting the image area.