The purple martin and the 'Smilax (forte) lenis' by Mark Catesby

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The purple martin and the 'Smilax (forte) lenis'
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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
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30.5 x 22.9 cm
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The purple martin and the 'Smilax (forte) lenis'
Mark Catesby
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© The Royal Society


'Hirundo purpurea', the purple martin, and 'Smilax (forte) lenis, folio anguloso hederaceo' (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Progne subis, the purple martin; Cocculus carolinus, the Carolina coralbead). Plate 51 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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