Catesby Prospectus

Mr Catesby, a Gentleman of a small fortune ... pretty well skill’d in Natural History, who designs and paints in water colours to perfection ... William Sherard a fellow botanist, writing to Dr Richardson in 1720 … As FIGURES convey the strongest Ideas, and determine the Subjects treated of in Natural History, the Want of which hath caused so great Uncertainty in the Knowledge of what the antients have described barely by words, in order to avoid such confusions, we shall take care to exhibit everything drawn by the Life. … from Mark Catesby’s original prospectus

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