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Last NameCatesby    
Given NameMark    
alt. NamesM. C. ; Catesbij ;     
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1683 in Castle Hedingham, Essex    
Year died1749    
Place of deathLondon    
Father's occupationlawyer & gentleman-farmer John Catesby (1xxx-1706)     
RelativesElizabeth Jekyll (1xxx-1708) (mother) ; Nicholas Jekyll (brother-in-law) ; Elizabeth Catesby Cocke (sister)    
Educationnatural history by his grandfather in Essex, later in London ; naturalist neighbors John Ray & Dr. Samuel Dale; etching from Joseph Goupy    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forCatesby: Natural History of Carolina, Florida, Bahama Islands (1731-43), Birds of Colonial America ;    
PatronageRoyal Society (member since 1733) ;    
CollaboratorsThomas Fairchild ; Hans Sloane ; etcher ->Joseph Goupy ; draughtsman ->G. E. Ehret ;    
Techniquesornithological and natural drawing, watercolour, etching, engraving, painting, and gouache ; hand-coloring    
Sample(s)www.rarebookroom.org/Control/catthf/index.html and ...catthg/index.html ; www.catesbytrust.org/curious-mister-catesby     
Archival sourcesRoyal Library Windsor. Pierpont Morgan Library New York. http://imgbase-scd-ulp.u-strasbg.fr/displayimage.php?album=80&pos=1    
Published sourcesNissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Jackson 1994: 64f. ; AKL 17 1997: 300 ; Skipwith 1979: 12-7 ; Jackson 1989: 76-87 ; Dance 1989: 215 ; V. Chansigaud: Hist. de l' Ornitologie (2007: 63-5) ; Magee 2009: 17f., 32-7 & 250 ; Mengel 1980: 36 & 50 ; E. C. Nelson & D. J. Elliott (eds.): The Curious M.C: A “truly ingenious” naturalist, 2 ;    
otherArtist, collector, and natural history explorer; M.C. joined his sister in Williamsburg, Virginia USA 1710-19; Royal Soc. financed expedition to Carolina in 1722-6.    
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