The 'blew gross-beak' and the 'sweet flowring bay' Mark Catesby
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The 'blew gross-beak' and the 'sweet flowring bay'
'Coccothraustes caerulea', the blew gross-beak, and 'Magnolia lauri folio, subtus albicante', the sweet flowring bay (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Passerina caerulea, the blue grosbeak; Magnolia virginiana, the sweetbay magnolia). Plate 39 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
- Image reference: RS-10488
- The Royal Society
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