Catesby, Mark (illus).
Hand colored reproduction. Image measures approximately 15 x 11 inches (38 x 28 cm), on a sheet 25 x 19 inches (63.5 x 48 cm). Some of the prints have check marks in the corners of the sheet, but these are well outside the image area and would be matted out. Vertical image. Plate 28. This beautiful image of "The fox coloured Thrush" (Turdus ruffus), perched on a branch with blue berries, was originally published in "The Natural History of Carolina,. Florida and the Bahama Islands" between 1731 and 1743, a work which documented the travels in the 18th century Americas of the English naturalist Mark Catesby (1683-1749). The magnificent wildlife of what is now the south eastern United States is documented in the exquisite engravings after Catesby's paintings, which were handcolored by the artist for the first edition of the publication. The print offered here is from the series issued by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Inc. and The Dietz Press. It is printed on a thick paper in the style of antique paper with a simulated plate mark and has been colored by hand with attention to detail. On the verso is the Williamsburg / Dietz Press mark. The paper sheet measures 25 x 19 inches; the image (to the plate mark) is 15 x 10 1/2 inches. Very good condition. The print will be carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube for secure priority mail delivery to your location. Please see the other images we have available from this beautiful celebration of American birds, flowers and animals. Brown bird with black breast markings on leafy branch with deep blue berries. Item #30608