Nuremburg: Johann Seligmann, 1753. unbound. Bird print. Etching with original hand coloring. Page measures 16" x 9.75", image measures 11 5/8" x 8.5" very good.
The hummingbird feeding at a blossom of a trumpet creeper. Mark Catesby (1683-1749), born in England, was America's first naturalist/illustrator. He was the first to comprehensively illustrate natural history delineating the American flora and fauna. This selection was etched and published by Johann Seligmann (1720-1762) after Catesby. Please visit our gallery for more Catesby prints.