Coloured engraved plate entitled 'Noctua aurita minor, The Little Owl' from Volume I of Mark Catesby's 1754 publication 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands'. The work contains 'figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects and plants; particularly the forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants not hitherto described'. Catesby was an artist, author, naturalist and fellow of the Royal Society. He visited Virginia, Jamaica, Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas in the early 1700s on plant collecting trips.
This giclée print offers beautiful color accuracy. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the paper’s surface creating natural color transitions. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface.