March 26, 2022 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Mark Catesby

(British, 1679-1749)

Three hand colored engravings of snakes from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and The Bahama Islands, 1731-1743 edition: T. 45 The Brown-viper, laid paper, plate 9-7/8 x 13-7/8 in., sheet 13-3/4 x 20-3/8 in.; T. 46 The Copper-belly snake, laid paper with Strasbourg Lily watermark, plate 9-5/8 x 13-1/4 in., sheet 14-1/4 x 20-1/4 in.; T. 43 The Water-viper,  laid paper with Strasbourg Lily watermark, plate 9-1/2 x 13 in., sheet 14-5/8 x 20-5/8 in.; matching wood frames, largest 21-1/4 x 23-7/8 in.

Provenance:Private North Carolina Collection


T. 46 hinged in, toning, light foxing, small stain in right margin, binding edge present, small areas of chipping; T. 43 large loss and restoration to left margin. 3/8 in tear at top, foxing, tear at top edge, water damage to left edge of the sheet outside of the plate, initials and year inscribed in pencil on back; T. 45 with slight toning, evidence of binding edge, small chipping at corners, two restorations within plate not affecting image, handling grime, light foxing, pencil inscriptions, light fading

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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