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  Mark Catesby: Picturing the New World

Exhibit poster
Image: The Great Crested Heron
Mark Catesby
The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands 1731-1743

Mark Catesby: Picturing the New World
October 7, 2011-January 1, 2012

Mark Catesby’s The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands was the first major illustrated natural history of Britain’s American Colonies.

 

Three hundred years ago, the adventurous young Englishman ventured to the southern colonies of British North America. Collecting and identifying what he called…the natural productions of the country, he went on to publish his findings. His description of the flora and fauna from the colonial era is one of the earliest surveys of American natural history. Entirely self-taught, Catesby’s work was solely the product of his own observation and determination. He devoted twenty years of labor to its completion.
 

Catesby Glass Snake
The Glass Snake
 

Red Claw Crab
The Red Claw Crab


Laughing Gull
The Laughing Gull

 

Flamingo
The Flamingo

 

Mahogany
The Mahogany Tree

 

 

 

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