Lot 6

Three Mark Catesby Prints - Snakes

Estimate: $300 - $500

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(British, 1679-1749)  

T. 53, The Green Spotted Snake, 1754 edition, on laid paper with "IV" watermark, T. 54, The Coachwhip Snake, T. 52, Eastern Kingsnake with accompanying text, 1771-1810 edition, on wove paper with "J. Ruse 1800" watermark, from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and The Bahama Islands, hand colored engravings, plates 13-7/8 x 10-1/8 in, largest sheet 21-1/8 x 14-3/4 in.; unframed

Provenance: Private Collection, South Carolina

Condition

full sheets, loose, binding edges present, toning, small points of foxing, text bleed, chipping at edges, some small stains at binding edges, handling smudges, T. 54 with hinging tape at top and bottom margin verso, handling creases, small point of accretion verso, tideline upper verso

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Private Collection, South Carolina