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Department 1



Book Summary: While accessible to the interested general reader, it is a technical standard that is usable academically. Containing significant new information, this work is the most comprehensive and accurate book written about Catesby and is the legacy of the Catesby Commemorative Trust’s Mark Catesby Tercentennial symposium held in 2012.

Chapter Summary: Merian's books on European and Surinamese insects and plants provided new models for representing nature that were echoed in the work of artists and naturalists working in the eighteenth century and beyond. This chapter discusses how Mark Catesby, the subject of the book, was particularly influenced by Merian.


Due to copyright, only the text of the chapter is available to download. To see the corresponding images, please visit the Catesby Commemorative Trust website.

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Original version is available from the Catesby Commemorative Trust as well as the publisher, University of Georgia Press.