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John James Audubon was originally born Jean-Jacques Audubon in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, now modern day Haiti. His father was a French navail officer who owned a sugar plantation; his mother was was a creole chambermaid who died shortly after his birth.
We recently added several illustrations by famed botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté to our flower print collections. During his time, Redouté was known as the ‘Raphael of flowers’ for his exquisite watercolors.
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