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Inscription

lower center in plate: MC; lower left in plate: Ardea Stellaris; lower center in plate: Fracinus &c.; upper left in plate: T.80; by later hand, lower center in graphite: Marc Catesby - London. 1754 The Small Bittern. 40-

Provenance

Dr. and Mrs. George Benjamin Green, Virginia; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
2007
Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450 - 1700, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007
Bibliography
1771
Catesby, Mark. The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. London: 1771.