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Enchanted Page – Journeys

20th January - 16th April 2017
The Enchanted Page – Journeys The best of contemporary illustration for children Exhibition runs January 20th, 2017 – April 16th, 2017   Admission Free Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am – 5.30pm Our exhibition of contemporary children’s illustration brings together the most magical …
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  • L0035354 White magnolia blossom and seed pod, 1731
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Illustration showing white magnolia blossom (Magnolia altifima) and its seed pod.
This is the laurel tree of Carolina and displays its fragrant blossoms from May till November. On the surface of the fruit are many little protuberances, in each of which lies a single seed, covered with a red film. In August, when the fruit is ripe, the seeds are discharged although they do not fall immediately to the ground but hang suspended by small white threads. The tree is native to Florida and South Carolina.
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18th Century The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants: particularly the forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants, not hitherto described, or very incorrectly figured by authors. Together with their descriptions in English and French. To which are added observations on the air, soil, and waters: with remarks upon agriculture, grain, pulse, roots, &c. To the whole, is prefixed a new and correct map of the countries treated of /
Mark Catesby
Published: 1731-1743.

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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  • L0035347 Parrot of Carolina on Cypress tree, 1731
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Parrot of Carolina (Psitticus Caroliniensis) perched on Cypress tree, from which it eats the seeds and fruit. This is the only parrot native to Carolina.
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The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands ...
Mark Catesby
Published: 1731-1743

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
  • L0035366 Land crab with Tapia trifolia plant, 1731
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Illustration showing a land crab (Cancer terrestris) feeding on Tapia trifolia fructu majore oblongo plant. This crab is abundant in the Bahama Islands.
Printed Reproduction
The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands ...
Mark Catesby
Published: 1731-1743

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Botanical Prints by Mark Catesby

We are currently featuring Catesby’s original illustrations for Natural History of Florida, Carolina and the Bahama Islands in our Gallery Shop. Catesby, who was raised and educated in Sudbury, showed a passion for natural history from a young age.  After his …
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