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Monedula Purpurea: The Purple Jack-Daw T.12.

  • ARTIST: Mark Catesby

  • MEDIUM: Engraving handcolored,

    DATE: 1731.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 14 1/4 x 20 5/8" (358 x 516 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: From, ‘The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands: Containing Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects and Plants:…’ Engravings by Catesby, published in London 1731-1743 (first edition), 1751-1755 (second edition), 1771-1775 (third edition) c.1800 (fourth edition). This print is from the first edition.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with original color. Very small bit of paper missing from lower left corner.