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Rattle Snake, Vol. II, Plate 41, 1743, by Mark Catesby

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Rattle Snake, Vol. II, Plate 41, 1743, by Mark Catesby

Rattle Snake, Vol. II, Plate 41, 1743
By Mark Catesby (British, 1683–1749)
Hand-colored engraving; 9 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brumley
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