The 'little sparrow' and the 'purple bind-weed of Carolina' by Mark Catesby

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Print size 28.0 x 35.5 cm
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22.5 x 30.5 cm
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Title:
The 'little sparrow' and the 'purple bind-weed of Carolina'
Artist:
Mark Catesby
Product code:
RS-10484
Edition type:
Open edition
Copyright:
© The Royal Society

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'Passer culus', the little sparrow, and 'Convolvulus carolinensis angusto sagittato folio, flore amplissimo purpureo, radice crassa', the purple bind-weed of Carolina (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Passerina cyanea, the indigo bunting; Ipomoea sagittata, the saltmarsh morning-glory). A giant leopard moth, Hypercompe scribonia, can also be seen feeding on the flower (not mentioned in Catesby's text). Plate 35 from volume I of The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby (London, 1731). Mark Catesby was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733.

Original: etching. 1731

The Artist: Mark Catesby

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