THIS DETAILED DEPICTION is taken from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (1731-1747), by famed naturalist Mark Catesby. He was one of several 18th-century explorers who ventured to remote areas of the world to document regional flora and fauna. Catesby spent five years collecting specimens, taking notes, and making drawings. Identified as a curlew, this charming bird may actually be the Ibis.
Size: 18" x 18"