Mark Catesby (1683-1749)
Catesby was one of the first illustrators to work with American natural
history. This publication is the earliest
natural history of America, employing Linnean terminology based on the
work of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), a Swedish botanist who established a
new system for organizing and naming plants.
The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French. To which is prefixed, a new and correct map of the countries; with observations on their natural state, inhabitants, and productions. Revised by Mr. Edwards ... To the whole is now added a LinnŠan index of the animals and plants ... Histoire naturelle de la Caroline, de la Floride, et des Isles de Bahama
by Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749.
London, Printed for B. White, 1771.
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