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Anas Cristatus: The round-crested Duck. (Mergus. Hooded Merganser). T. 94.

  • ARTIST: Mark Catesby

  • MEDIUM: Handcolored copper-plate engraving,

    DATE: 1754.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 13 1/2 x 20 3/8" (294 x 518 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 2nd edition, published in London, 1754. Catesby was one of the first naturalists to visit and record the flora and fauna in America.


  • CONDITION: Very good condition and color. This print has been restored and has had some new color added on top of the old coloring.