Cornell University

Mark Catesby: Naturalist in North America

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Mann Library, Mann Lobby
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Mark Catesby, an English naturalist of the 18th century, remains a mysterious figure despite his tall stature amongst scientists of his day.  His seminal work – The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama islands – influenced giants in the history of science, from Audubon to Carl Linnaeus, and the plants he sent back to Europe changed horticulture on the continent immeasurably.  A special program co-hosted by Mann Library and the Horticulture Section spotlights Catesby’s work in North America and its lasting impact on the development of botany as a modern science.

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Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Sustainability


exhibit, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, history of science, botany, botanical illustration, Catesby, Sustainability, pawprint, and CALScomm




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Eveline Ferretti

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