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Mark Catesby's Nature Coloring Book

Drawings From the Royal Collection

Mark Catesby

9781838576516
96 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview

From the cocoa plum tree to the ivory-billed woodpecker, this elegant coloring book features a selection of 40 nature illustrations by Mark Catesby. This celebrated British naturalist traveled to North and Central America in the 18th century to study the local flora and fauna. His bold and vibrant illustrations have become world-famous.

This book is published in collaboration with the Royal Collection, one of the largest fine and decorative art collections in the world curated by the British royal family. Catesby's wildlife illustrations are housed within these prestigious archives, which are now appearing in a coloring book for the first time.

Inside this book you will find an assortment of beautiful black-and-white designs to color, featured alongside the original full-color artworks. Familiarize yourself with spectacular wildlife while indulging in this relaxing pastime.

Author Bio
English naturalist Mark Catesby (1683-1749) is best known for his work The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas, in which he wrote about and illustrated the local flora and fauna. Over the course of his journeys across America, he documented uncountable varieties of animal and plant life that were previously unknown to Europeans. Many plants and animals have since been named after Catesby, including the American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana.