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Urogallus Minor. .. Plate 1. .[Heath Hen or Greater Prairie Chicken, and the Eastern Shooting Star].

  • ARTIST: Mark Catesby

  • MEDIUM: Etching, handcolored,

    DATE: 1754.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 20 11/16 x 14 5/16" (52.5 x 36.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Title continues, "...fuscus cervice, plumis Alas imitantibus donata; Meadia. Appendix plate 1." This is the now extinct Heath Hen or Greater Prairie Chicken that was once found on the eastern seaboard from New England to Virginia. The 'Eastern Shooting Star' or Dodecatheon Meadia is the plant depicted. 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. This impression is from the second edition.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, minor discoloration. Original color