Empire's Nature: Mark Catesby's New World Vision (Published by Amy R. W. Meyers,Margaret Beck Pritchard

By Amy R. W. Meyers,Margaret Beck Pritchard

accomplished in 1747, Mark Catesby's Natural heritage of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands used to be the 1st significant illustrated book at the wildlife of Britain's American colonies. along with his Hortus Britanno-Americanus (1763), which unique plant species that will be transplanted effectively to British soil, Catesby's Natural History exerted a huge, even though frequently ignored, impression at the improvement of paintings, common heritage, and clinical remark within the eighteenth century.
Inspired by means of an immense touring exhibition of Catesby's watercolor drawings from the Royal Library, Windsor fort, this selection of interdisciplinary essays considers Catesby's endeavors as a naturalist-artist, clinical explorer, experimental horticulturist, decorative gardener, and early environmental philosopher when it comes to the pursuits held via some of the, overlapping groups within which he functioned--particularly as these pursuits relating to the British colonial enterprise.
The participants are David R. Brigham, Joyce E. Chaplin, Mark Laird, Amy R. W. Meyers, Therese O'Malley, and Margaret Beck Pritchard.

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The individuals:
David R. Brigham (Worcester paintings Museum)
Joyce E. Chaplin (Vanderbilt University)
Mark Laird (University of Toronto)
Amy R. W. Meyers (Huntington Library & artwork Collections)
Therese O'Malley (National Gallery of Art)
Margaret Beck Pritchard (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

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