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“The attention to detail is phenomenal,” said library conservation specialist Debora Mayer, who performed the preservation work on John James Audubon's drawings, such as this rendering of an avocet. Audubon chronicled his work (photo 2) and used various utensils to capture the authentic coloring of his bird subjects (photo 3).

The early Audubon

Singular collection of naturalist drawings captures evolution of his science and art