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Pagurus Maculatus (The Red motled Rock Crab) Cancer chelis crassissimis (The rough-shelled Crab) T. 36.

  • ARTIST: Mark Catesby

  • MEDIUM: Engraving handcolored,

    DATE: 1743

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 20 1/8 x 14 1/4" (511 x 362 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine image from "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands…”. First published in 1731-43 with subsequent editions published in 1754, 1777, and 1800. This is plate is from the first edition, published in London, 1731. Catesby was one of the first naturalists to visit and record the flora and fauna in America.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with original color. Two small bits of paper missing from the lower right and upper left corners.