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Without a doubt, Mark Catesby's "Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas Islands" stands as one of the most important and earliest contributions to the study and illustration of natural history in America. His work is especially dear to those of us in the South where he spent so much of his time after arriving in Charleston on May 23, 1722.

Encouragement and financial assistance came from Colonel Francis Nicholson, Governor of South Carolina, among others. Upon his arrival, Mr. Catesby set about to illustrate all the plants, animals, birds, fish, and reptiles in the young British colony. He was frequently assisted along the way by Native Americans. The result was the publication of an everlasting beautiful work consisting of 220 hand-colored engravings.

Book Cover Cheryl Newby Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming release of THE CURIOUS MISTER CATESBY. The book is an expertly written, mulit-authored narrative highlighting Catesby's exploration in North America that led to his prodigious volumes on the flora and fauna of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahamas.

Hardback Cover
8" x 11"
456 Pages
238 Color Paintings, Illustrations, Photos and Maps

To reserve your copy/copies in advance please contact Cheryl Newby Gallery, (843)-979-0149, 1-800-435-2733 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Volume I

  • Plate 1 Bald Eagle
  • Plate 1 Heath Hen
  • Plate 12 Bobwhite
  • Plate 52 Great Crested Flycatcher with Catbriar
  • Plate 7 The Little Owl
  • Plate 8 The Goat Sucker

Volume II

  • Plate 23
  • Plate 36


  • Plate 18