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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Audubon-Carolina Parakeet TB

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Texas, United States
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In Base Camp

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings seen, and admired by the bug owner. A digital copy of this painting was downloaded from the internet. The copy was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist. One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

John James Audubon (1785- 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.  He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.
This monumental work consists of 435 hand-colored, life-size prints of 497 bird species, made from engraved copper plates of various sizes depending on the size of the image. They were printed on sheets measuring about 39 by 26 inches (660 mm). The work contains just over 700 North American bird species.  The first and perhaps most famous plate was the Wild Turkey.  Other plates were of several now-extinct American species such as the Carolina Parakeet on this travel bug.  Many of the birds were painted in unrealistic poses in order to show defining characteristics.  The book was first published as a series of sections between 1827 and 1838, in Edinburgh and London.  It is estimated that not more than 200 complete sets were ever compiled, making it one of the rarest books ever.  

While copies of the prints are everywhere, I had never seen an original until September 2016, at the San Diego Museum of Natural History.  The Birds of America was one of several rare books on display and to my delight it was open to the Carolina Parakeet page.

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Tracking History (34545mi) View Map

Dropped Off 6/7/2018 HunterParents placed it in Base Camp Tennessee - 24.22 miles  Visit Log

Send this TB to its next destination! Thank

Retrieve It from a Cache 6/7/2018 HunterParents retrieved it from The Appalachian Quilt Trail - Mariners Compass Tennessee   Visit Log

I retrieved his from Pokerluck and I will be dropping it off at my TB Hotel in Morgan County Tennessee. Don’t forget to help it along to its next location. Thanks :)

Dropped Off 6/5/2018 PokerLuck placed it in The Appalachian Quilt Trail - Mariners Compass Tennessee - 2,120.52 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 5/27/2018 PokerLuck retrieved it from GeoWoodstock 2018 Ohio   Visit Log

I picked it up at GeoWoodstock and will drop it off in a nice, rural location.

Discovered It 5/26/2018 mnswogger discovered it Ohio   Visit Log

Discovered at GEO WOODSTOCK!!! ROCK ON!!!

Discovered It 5/26/2018 Swog18 discovered it Ohio   Visit Log

Discovered at GeoWoodstock

Dropped Off 5/22/2018 ed & susan sz placed it in GeoWoodstock 2018 Ohio - 1,976.08 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 8/30/2017 butchontheroad discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered it on line

Retrieve It from a Cache 8/1/2017 ed & susan sz retrieved it from Cinderella Washington   Visit Log

Found and will place in a few days.
Watch closely for the next location!

Dropped Off 7/27/2017 tennis girl placed it in Cinderella Washington - 119.68 miles  Visit Log
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