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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...Vol. I

Histoire naturelle de La Caroline, la Floride, & les Isles Bahama: contenant les desseins des oiseaux, animaux, poissons, serpents, insectes, & plantes...Tome I

Illustrated by Mark Catesby (English, 1683–1749)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC T147030 [-32]; Pritzel 1602; Nissen (Botanical) 336; Nissen (Zoological) 842


Overall: 52.7 x 37.5 x 6 cm (20 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 100 hand-colored etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Printed at the Expence of the Author, 1731) Large folio [vol. I only]; 56 leaves, plus 100 plates; original gilt-stamped red-brown morocco [in black solander box].

Illustrations of birds and plants

London: Printed at the Expence of the Author, 1731


The heirs of Charlotte C. Browne, by whom given to MFA, June 25, 1986.

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Charlotte C. Browne