US 1940 Naturalist John James Audubon 1c. Scott. 874

US 1940 Naturalist John James Audubon 1c. Scott. 874

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Scientists

Issued date: 08-04-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 874
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 871
Michel (Germany): 470
Yvert et Tellier (France): 433

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Bright blue green
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Scientist, Naturalist, Famous People

Total print: 59,409,000 (estimate)

Description:- John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American self-trained artist, naturalist, and ornithologist. His combined interests in art and ornithology turned into a plan to make a complete pictorial record of all the bird species of North America. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations, which depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book titled The Birds of America (18271839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon is also known for identifying 25 new species. He is the eponym of the National Audubon Society, and his name adorns a large number of towns, neighborhoods, and streets in every part of the United States. Dozens of scientific names first published by Audubon are currently in use by the scientific community.