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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.

Author: Mark Catesby; George Edwards; Benjamin White; Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: London. : Printed for Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, in Fleetstreet., MDCCLXXI. [1771]
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Genre/Form: Early works
Pictorial works
Pre-Linnean works
Pictorial works Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Catesby; George Edwards; Benjamin White; Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 5045304
Language Note: Text printed in English and French in parallel columns.
Notes: Third edition. originally published in parts, three volumes - 1, 2 and the Appendix - being dated 1731, 1743 and 1748.
Text completely reset.
Issued with 220 hand-colored etched plates, by and after Catesby. Some plates are signed with Mark Catesby's cipher.
Hand colored; map on double leaf.
The text leaves bear the volume number in the direction line pm each page that carried a signature.
Pagination: Vol. 1: [4], viii, [1], 100, [2] p.; v. 2: [4], xliv, 120, [8] p.; xliv p. sometimes bound in v. 1.
Pagination: Vol. 1: [4], vii, [1], xliv, 100, [2] p., [2], 100 leaves of plates -- Vol. 2: [2], 120, [8] p., 120 leaves of plates.
Signatures: Vol. 1: a-c² [superscript pi]A-L² A-2B² chi1 (a1 blank) -- Vol. 2: A²( -A2) B-2K²(2C1 missigned C1).
Folding hand-colored engraved map "A Map of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands with the adjacent parts" bound following the preface in volume 1.
Vol. 1, [superscript pi]A-L² (p. [1]-xli) bear "An account of Carolina, and the Bahama islands. = Relation de la Caroline, et des Îles de Bahama."; chi1 is "A Catalogue of the Animals and Plants represented in Catesby's Natural History of Carolina: with the Linnaean names. [for Vol. 1]'"
Vol. 2: 2I1 recto-2K1 verso: Index to volumes 1 and 2; 2K2 is: "A Catalogue of the Animals and Plants represented in Catesby's Natural History of Carolina: with the Linnaean names. [for Vol. 2]."
Vol. 1, p. 54 has an textual error also seen in some copies of the second edition. The second bird description on p. 54, has on the seventh line, "the legs and feet red" should read "legs and feet black."--Leslie K. Overstreet, "Publication of Catesby's Natural History," In The Curious Mister Catesby, p. 167 and 169.
Text in parallel columns; head-pieces.
Includes index.
Description: 2 volumes : color illustrations, hand-colored map ; 55 cm (fol.)
Other Titles: Account of Carolina, and the Bahama Islands.
Relation de la Caroline, et des Îles de Bahama.
Histoire naturelle de la Caroline, de la Floride, et des isles de Bahama
Responsibility: By the late Mark Catesby ; revised by Mr. Edwards, of the Royal College of Physicians, London. ; To the whole is now added a Linnaean index of the animals and plants. Volume the First[-second] = Histoire naturelle de la Caroline, de la Floride, et des isles de Bahama : contenant les desseins des oiseaux, des quadrupedes, des poissons, des serpens, des insectes, & des plantes, qui se trouvent dans ces pays-là : et en particulier, de ceux qui n'ont point été descrits jusqu' à present par les auteurs, ou peu exactement dessinés, avec leurs descriptions en franc̥ois et anglois : on trouve au commencement une carte de ces pays, avec des remarques sur leur etat naturel, leur habitans, & leurs productions. / par feu Monsieur Marc Catesby ; reveue par Monsieur Edwards, du College Royal des Medicines de Londres; on y a ajouté une table selon le systeme de Linnaeus. Tome I[-II].

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