Nuremburg: Johann Seligmann, 1753. unbound. Bird print. Etching with original hand coloring. Page measures 16.75" x 10", image measures 11.75" x 8.75" very good.
The crying plover. Minor wear and aging along edges. One small spot of foxing in upper left. 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.