Mark Catesby [1683-1749]
“The Blue Heron,” vol. I, plate 70
of the first great book on North American birds:
The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands; containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants; particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French.
Third edition. London: Printed for B. White, 1771.
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