JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
D771 C359n / 3-SIZE
[The Bald Eagle.] Aquila capite Albo. The White headed Eagle.
Place image published:
[Printed for Benjamin White, ...]
plate 1; vol. 1
etching, hand coloring
Image dimension height:
25.5 cm. (platemark)
Image dimension width:
37.5 cm. (platemark)
Page dimension height:
Page dimension width:
Bald eagle catching a fish. Includes profile of the bird's head and detail of the bird in flight.
Catesby, Mark , 1683-1749
The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands: containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants ... Tome I
Source place of publication:
Printed for Benjamin White, at Horace's Head, in Fleetstreet
Scientific name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus.Originally published, London, 1731-1743; 1771 edition revised by George Edwards, 1694-1773, when Linnaean Index was added.The hand-colored illustrations were etched by the author from his own drawings.Image placed horizontally on page.
Acquired in 1865.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Flora and fauna