Mark Catesby (1683-1749)

Biography:  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.

Volume Title:
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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