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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 the forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants, not hitherto described, or very incorrectly figured by authors. Together with their descriptions in English and French. To which are added observations on the air, soil, and waters: with remarks upon agriculture, grain, pulse, roots, &c. To the whole, is prefixed a new and correct map of the countries treated of / By Mark Catesby ... Histoire naturelle de la Caroline, la Floride, & les Isles Bahama: contenant les desseins des oiseaux, animaux, poissons, serpents, insectes, & plantes. Et en particulier, des arbres des forets, arbrisseaux, & autres plantes, qui n'ont point été decrits, jusques à present par les auteurs, ou peu exactement dessinés. Avec leur descriptions en françois & en anglois. A quoi on a adjouté, des observations sur l'air, le sol, & les eaux, avec des remarques sur l'agriculture, les grains, les legumes, les racines, &c. Le tout est precedé d'une carte nouvelle & exacte des païs dont il s'agist.

  • Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749.
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London : Printed at the expence of the author, 1731-1743.

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2 volumes (100, 100), 20 color plates : color map ; (folio)


Vol. 2, p. 59 numbered 56
Vol. 2, pl. 61 unnumbered; pl. 80 numbered 62
Ap., pl. 3, 7, 9 unnumbered
"The figures were etched by himself from his own paintings, and the colored copies executed under his inspection"-- Appleton's cyclopedia of Amer. biog., v.1, p. 557
Contains supplement: An account of Carolina and the Bahama Islands. xliv p. Also: Appendix. 1748? 20 p. 20 col. plates.



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