London: C. Marsh, 1754. Second Edition. Archivally Framed. Original hand-colored copperplate engraving. Folio. Near Fine condition, with one minute foxed mark on right edge of plate mark. Archivally framed in walnut burl, 23 x 20 inches.
This powerful image of the Chain-snake is decoratively surrounded by a blooming Frutex
lauri, a shrub native to Virginia. This second edition of Mark Catesby's renowned series was published posthumously by George Edwards; a friend and noted colleague. Near Fine with original hand-coloring. Item #6489