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Passerculus Bicolor Bahamensis: The Bahama Sparrow; Bignonia arbor pentaphylla flore roseo majore siliquis planis. T. 37.

  • ARTIST: Mark Catesby

  • MEDIUM: Engraving, handcolored,

    DATE: 1771.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 19 x 13 1/4" (475 x 338 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, 1771, 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: Overall good condition. Paper has subtle allover toning.