Significance of Journey and Illustrations
Mark Catesby is known as the first European naturalist to explore the New World. He used his eye for nature and artistic ability to create a foundation of knowledge of fauna and flora that would be used for decades to come. His Natural History has been updated and republished multiple times in order to increase the scientific knowledge of these species. Below are samples of Mark Catesby's water color illustrations.
"Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands." Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands. Accessed May 22, 2015.http://www2.lib.unc.edu/dc/catesby/about.php
Meyers, Amy, and Margaret Pritchard. Empire's Nature: Mark Catesby's New World Vision. Williamsburg, Virginia: Omohundro Institute, 1998.
Catesby, Mark, and George Frederick Frick. The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands. Savannah, Ga.: Beehive Press, 1974.
All of the pictures below are from Catesby's Natural History, and were found on http://www2.lib.unc.edu/dc/catesby/about.php.