E. Charles Nelson And David J. Elliott Discuss The Curious Mister Catesby

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E. Charles Nelson And David J. Elliott Discuss The Curious Mister Catesby
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Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL says
In 1712, English naturalist Mark Catesby (1683–1749) crossed the Atlantic to Virginia. After a seven-year stay, he returned to England with paintings of plants and animals he had studied. They sufficiently impressed other naturalists that in 1722 several Fellows of the Royal Society sponsored his return to North America. There Catesby cataloged the flora and fauna of the Carolinas and the Bahamas by gathering seeds and specimens, compiling notes, and making watercolor sketches. Going home to England after five years, he began the twenty-year task of writing, etching, and publishing his monumental The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands.

THE CURIOUS MISTER CATESBY is a lavishly illustrated volume that advances knowledge of Catesby’s explorations, collections, artwork, and publications in order to reassess his importance within the pantheon of early naturalists.
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By: Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL

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