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Completed in 1747, Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands was the first major illustrated publication on the flora and fauna of Britain's American colonies. Together with his Hortus Britanno-Americanus (1763), which detailed plant species that might be transplanted successfully to British soil, Catesby's Natural History exerted an important, though often overlooked, influence on the development of art, natural history, and scientific observation in the eighteenth century.

Inspired by a major traveling exhibition of Catesby's watercolor drawings from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, this collection of interdisciplinary essays considers Catesby's endeavors as a naturalist-artist, scientific explorer, experimental horticulturist, ornamental gardener, and early environmental thinker in terms of the interests held by the various, overlapping communities in which he functioned—particularly as those interests related to the British colonial enterprise.

The contributors are David R. Brigham, Joyce E. Chaplin, Mark Laird, Amy R. W. Meyers, Therese O'Malley, and Margaret Beck Pritchard.

The contributors:

David R. Brigham (Worcester Art Museum)

Joyce E. Chaplin (Vanderbilt University)

Mark Laird (University of Toronto)

Amy R. W. Meyers (Huntington Library and Art Collections)

Therese O'Malley (National Gallery of Art)

Margaret Beck Pritchard (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Synopsis:

This book will find an important place in any library.

William and Mary Quarterly A useful addition to libraries of readers with a particular interest in the history of colonial or eighteenth-century British science or art.

Journal of Southern History A handsomely illustrated collection of essays .

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography A thoughtful and sometimes provocative reexamination of Mark Catesby•s roles in British natural history during the early eighteenth century.

North Carolina Historical Review A wonderful book, a meticulous tracing of Catesby's sumptuous welding of botany and zoology into eighteenth-century natural history.

John R. Stilgoe, Harvard University

Synopsis:

Original essays examine the broad influence of Mark Catesby—England•s explorer artist—on the devlopment of natural history, art, and scientific observation in the 18th-century.

Table of Contents

"Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

List of Illustrations

Chronology of Mark Catesby

Introduction: Toward an Understanding of Catesby

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807847626
Editor:
Meyers, Amy R. W.
Editor:
Pritchard, Margaret B.
Editor:
Meyers, Amy R. W.
Editor:
Pritchard, Margaret B.
Author:
Pritchard, Margaret Beck
Author:
Meyers, Amy R. W.
Editor:
Pritchard, Margaret B.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Biological illustration
Subject:
Natural history illustration.
Subject:
Natural history illustration -- History -- 18th century.
Subject:
Catesby, mark, 1679-1749
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Catesby, Mark
Subject:
Catesby, Mark - Influence
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist; artist; natural productions; British colonies; North America; Caribbean; horticultural treatise; Hortus Britanno-Americanus; Joyce E. Chaplin; David R. Brigham; Therese O Malley; Mark Laird; scientific explorer; experimental horticulturalist;
Subject:
naturalist
Subject:
Artist
Subject:
natural productions
Subject:
British Colonies
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Caribbean
Subject:
horticultural treatise
Subject:
Hortus Britanno-Americanus
Subject:
Joyce E. Chaplin
Subject:
David R. Brigham
Subject:
Therese O Malley
Subject:
Mark Laird
Subject:
scientific explorer
Subject:
experimental horticulturalist
Subject:
ornamental gardener
Subject:
environmental thinker
Subject:
History of science
Subject:
Cultural History
Subject:
history of art
Subject:
Art - Artists
Subject:
N
Subject:
orth America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 296 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807847626 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book will find an important place in any library.

William and Mary Quarterly A useful addition to libraries of readers with a particular interest in the history of colonial or eighteenth-century British science or art.

Journal of Southern History A handsomely illustrated collection of essays .

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography A thoughtful and sometimes provocative reexamination of Mark Catesby•s roles in British natural history during the early eighteenth century.

North Carolina Historical Review A wonderful book, a meticulous tracing of Catesby's sumptuous welding of botany and zoology into eighteenth-century natural history.

John R. Stilgoe, Harvard University

"Synopsis" by , Original essays examine the broad influence of Mark Catesby—England•s explorer artist—on the devlopment of natural history, art, and scientific observation in the 18th-century.
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