Mark Catesby Natural History

The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands was published between 1731 and the early 1800's.  This publication is considered the be the most importan colourplate book ever published on America.  It was the first natural history published on America and is a fundamental work on the plants, animals, birds, fish, and insects of America.  Another ornithologist, John James Deforest Audubon, was introduced to a copy of this work which gave him the idea to do a set of Birds of America but with the birds being published full size.  The first edition was published in 1731, the second edition in 1754, and the final edition started in 1771 and continuting until the early 1800's.

It is extremely rare in any edition.  We offer here a selection of the most desired birds from the first edition published in Giclee.

Giclee is a printing process using the most advanced digital techniques to provide an image of the highest quality.  We only used 100% acid free rag paper and archival inks to produce these superb images.  This technique allows many others to enjoy prints from this great publication at a price most can afford.