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    Mark Catesby (1682-1749). Two Prints: Anguis gracilis cæruleo-viridis - Plate 47. [and:] Anguis gracila fuscus - Plate 50.

    Two delightful hand-colored copper engravings of snakes from the first or second edition of Catesby's landmark publication, The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London: 1731-1743). Both prints are on watermarked laid paper, and both are in excellent condition. Both are mildly toned with some browning at the edges. A couple of faint smudges in the left margin of Plate 47. Both have light penciled notations. Both measure 14.25 x 20.5 inches.


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    October, 2009
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