(1682 - 1749)
Mark Catesby was active/lived in South Carolina / England. Mark Catesby is known for naturalist illustrations, writings, bird engravings.
Biography Mark Catesby
The flora and fauna of the New World were a matter of supreme interest to eighteenth-century European naturalists. The astute observations and detailed illustrations of Mark Catesby in The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, which he published in sections beginning in 1731, were the first glimpse at what he termed the "productions of nature," as well as the most complete natural history of that region. The two-volume work contained over two hundred plates that were engraved (and often personally hand colored) by Catesby. It was the product of his collecting expeditions in Virginia from 1712 to 1719, his three-year sojourn (beginning in 1722) in the Carolinas, Florida, and Georgia, and his visit to the Bahamas prior
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