Mark Catesby

"The Natural History of Carolina, Florida
and the Bahama Islands"

Beehive Press, Savannah, 1974

Limited Edition Prints

Sheet size: 14" x 20"

(to read about Mark Catesby, click here)

Mark Catesby (1683-1749), an Englishman, made his inaugural voyage to the shores of America in 1712, where he remained for seven years. Upon returning to England he was pursuaded to undertake a second journey to the colonies with a more explicit purpose of recording the flora and fauna of this enchanting new land. In 1729, Catesby's The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands was published to great acclaim. Besides being a monumental work of art, this was the first comprehensive color plate book of American flora and fauna, both marine and terrestrial. Individual plates from this work, and later editions, command thousands of dollars apiece.

With this in mind, collectors have sought images from the Beehive limited edition collection of Natural History Catesby prints. Printed in 1974 by the Beehive Press, Savannah, Georgia, these prints are exceptionally well done. Printed on 'laid' paper and presented in individual folios containing the corresponding text, publication was limited to only 500 copies. The plates are reproduced from the Boston Athenaeum copy of Catesby's work (1771, or 3d edition) and reproduced on the same saize as the original plates. Design and printing by Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont with facsimiles by the Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden Connecticut.

Volume II - Aquatic & Marine Animals
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Name Thumb
Plate
Text
Price
Bullfrog
72
text

$175

 

 

Catfish
23
text

$175

 

Great Hog Fish
15
text

$250

 

Hawk Billed Turtle
39
text

$200

 

Hind
14
text

$175

 

Muray
20
text

$175

 

Parrot Fish
29
text

$250

 

Sand Crab
35
text

$175

 

Sea Hermit Crab
34

text

$250

 

Tang
10
text

$200

 

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Volume II - Terrestrial Animals
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Name Thumb
Plate
Text
Price
Bead Snake
60
text

$250

 

Black Squirrel
73
text

$250

 

Black Viper
44

text

$225

 

Brown Viper
45

text

$225

 

Chain Snake
52
text

$225

 

Copper Belly Snake
46
text

$225

 

Glass Snake
59
text

$225

 

Land Crab
32
text

$225

 

Pole Cat
62
text

$225

 

Rattle Snake
41
text

$300

 

Ribbon Snake
50
text

$225

 

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