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Urban Neighbors Homepage: Image Credits


Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
Hand-colored etching by Mark Catesby from his drawing
From: M. Catesby, The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects and plants. 2nd ed., revised by George Edwards. Vol. 2 of 2 (London, 1771)
NYPL, Rare Books Division





Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Engraving with etching in two states: uncolored, and color-printed and hand-retouched, after Jacques Barraband
From: François Levaillant, Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des rolliers. Vol. 1 of 2 (Paris, 1806)
NYPL, Rare Books Division, Stuart Collection





Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)
Hand-colored lithograph after [Miss] Martin
From: John Edwards Holbrook North American Herpetology; or, A Description of the Reptiles Inhabiting the United States. Vol. 3 of 5 (Philadelphia, 1842)
NYPL, Rare Books Division, Stuart Collection





Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Hand-colored engraving after John Abbot
From: James Edward Smith, The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Vol. 1 of 2 (London, 1797)
NYPL, Rare Books Division

 

 


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