Mark Catesby's Natural History of America

Mark Catesby's Natural History of America

The Watercolors From the Royal Library, Windsor Castle

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The Natural History , the life work of the English naturalist and artist Mark Catesby (1682-1749), the most important precursor of Audubon, was the first comprehensive study of the flora and fauna of the eastern seaboard of North America. Published here for the first time are the original watercolors from which Catesby prepared the etchings which accompanied his published volumes, along with introductory essays and explanatory notes. This volume was prepared as a catalogue and companion to the exhibition (organized by the Royal Library, Windsor Castle and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) which will travel in the US and England during 1997 through 1999. Distributed by U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: London : Merrell Holberton, 1997
ISBN: 9781858940380
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; cm
Additional Contributors: Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Tex.)


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