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Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida & the Bahama Islands...

Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida & the Bahama Islands The first facsimile edition of Catesby's original watercolour drawings of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects & Plants 1712-1726 which are held in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle are published in four leather-bound volumes to mark the 300th anniversary of Catesby's arrival in the New World. In 1768 George III acquired the complete Natural History which has remained in Windsor Castle ever since.

....... and as part of the commemoration of this anniversary.....

Bound volumes were displayed at prestigious museums and galleries across the United States in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and San Francisco, CA, as well as at the Smithsonian in Washington, and Lloyd Museum, Cincinnati.  In the UK the volumes were on show at Catesby events at The Linnean Society of London and Gainsborough's House Museum in Suffolk.

The response to the bound volumes was most gratifying and we have had many enquiries from both institutions and private collectors. 

To quote Dalya Alberge, The Sunday Times: 12 July 2015

 Drawn to perfection....  
A facsimile of an 18th-century work is thought to be the most expensive book published in Britain today.  ….the first major illustrated book on the natural history of the British colonies of North America, whose original is held in the Royal Collection.

…..   The Royal Collectionhave now received its own copy of the facsimile

Click here to receive an illustrated brochure and full details about how to acquire a copy of Mark Catesby's Natural History of North America.