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The Curious Mister Catesby

The Curious Mister Catesby is a one hour documentary about the life and work of scientist and artist Mark Catesby (1683-1749). While Catesby is relatively unknown to the public today, his "Natural History of the Carolinas, Florida and the Bahama Islands" is considered one of the greatest accomplishments in art and science relative to North America prior to the American Revolution. Audubon, who came a century later, followed in Catesby’s footsteps, as did most leading naturalists of the 18th and early 19th centuries.