The 'turtle of Carolina' and the 'may apple' Mark Catesby
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The 'turtle of Carolina' and the 'may apple'
'Turtor carolinenesis', the turtle of Carolina, with the leaves and flower of 'Anapodophyllon canadense morini', the may apple (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Zenaida macroura, the mourning dove; Podophyllum peltatum, the may apple). Plate 24 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-10473
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