Identification of the plants and animals illustrated by Mark Catesby for his Natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands / James L. Reveal.
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Identification plants and animals illustrated by Catesby
- [Fort Worth, Tex.] : [G.L. Nesom], 2013.
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- 55 pages : digital, PDF file.
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"28 January 2013."
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Printout. [St. Louis, Mo. : Peter H. Raven Library, 2013]. 55 p. ; 28 cm. Downloaded and printed from website (August 19, 2013).
The purpose of this paper is to provide an up-to-date identification of the plants and animals illustrated by Mark Catesby (1729-1747) in his Natural History and depicted in the currently available original watercolors (Catesby 1996) preserved in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle outside London, England. Recent attempts (Ewan 1974; Howard & Staples 1983; Wilbur 1990; Cates 1998) to do so were hindered, to a great degree, by a lack of access to the watercolors (McBurney 1997). By simultaneously studying the watercolors and etchings, McBurney and then Reveal (2009, 2012a) were able to make a number of corrections to long-maintained or debated identifications made by past authors, although Edwards (1743-1751), the first to apply Linnaean binomials to Catesby's images (Edward 1771), certainly saw some, if not all, of Catesby's original water colors in the 1740s and 1750s. The present summary is based on corrections and suggestions made by a number of those who presented talks at the Catesby Tercentennial symposia (4-9 November 2012) and whose findings will be presented in a forthcoming book celebrating Mark Catesby's Tetracentennial (1712-2012). This paper will be used by those authors and editors of the symposium volume, Dr. Charles Nelson and David J. Elliott, as the primary source for scientific and common names as well as a cross-reference to the original and published images.
- Subject Terms:
- Catesby, Mark, 1683-1749. Natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands.Natural history -- Bahamas -- Nomenclature (Popular)Natural history -- Bahamas -- Nomenclature.Natural history -- Southern States -- Nomenclature (Popular)Natural history -- Southern States -- Nomenclature.
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Reveal, James L, Identification of the plants and animals illustrated by Mark Catesby for his Natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands , 2013