Featured images from Catesby's Natural History Shop for Catesby Prints



The illustrations and text in Mark Catesby's The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands provide a look at the flora and fauna that populated the southeastern United States and the Caribbean in the 18th century. From the ever-present Trumpet Creeper to the now-extinct Carolina Parakeet, the plants and animals that the English naturalist saw on his four-year trip to America are captured in vivid colors and described in rich detail. All pages of the 1771 edition of Catesby's treasured, two-volume work are digitized and available for viewing through this website.