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John (1751) Abbot Auction Price Results

5 PCS, JOHN ABBOT BUTTERFLIES OF GEORGIA 1797

Lot 777: 5 PCS, JOHN ABBOT BUTTERFLIES OF GEORGIA 1797

Auction Date: Oct 23, 2021

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: John White Abbot (British/Georgia, 1751-1840). Set of five engravings with hand coloring of butterflies from "The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia" -1797 comprising "Painted Prominent Moth", "Great Yellow Underwing Moth", "Clouded Crimson Moth", "American Pebble Prominent Moth" and "Green variegated Prominent Moth" all with text sheets. Approx. 16" x 12.25" (sheet)...

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Auction House: Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

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John Abbot Chickadee watercolor on paper

Lot 149: John Abbot Chickadee watercolor on paper

Auction Date: Aug 07, 2021

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Description: John Abbot ( 1751-1840) watercolor and graphite on laid paper depicting Chickadee. Hand numbered in pencil 5A. Overall framed size 20 3/8"h x 17 3/4"w, sight size 11"h x 8 1/2"w...

Location: Roswell, GA, US

Auction House: King Galleries

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Abbot - American Peacock Butterfly. 8

Lot 29745: Abbot - American Peacock Butterfly. 8

Auction Date: Mar 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

Auction House: Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

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Abbot - Clouded-Crimson Moth. 99

Lot 29746: Abbot - Clouded-Crimson Moth. 99

Auction Date: Mar 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Mocoa Stone Moth. 72

Lot 29747: Abbot - Mocoa Stone Moth. 72

Auction Date: Mar 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Kitten Moth. 71

Lot 29748: Abbot - Kitten Moth. 71

Auction Date: Mar 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Poke-Weed Moth. 97

Lot 29749: Abbot - Poke-Weed Moth. 97

Auction Date: Mar 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - American Brown Hair-Streak Butterfly. 14

Lot 29750: Abbot - American Brown Hair-Streak Butterfly. 14

Auction Date: Mar 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Oak Lackey Moth. 59

Lot 29556: Abbot - Oak Lackey Moth. 59

Auction Date: Mar 20, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Bat-Caterpillar Moth. 74

Lot 29557: Abbot - Bat-Caterpillar Moth. 74

Auction Date: Mar 20, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - White-bordered Skipper Butterfly. 20

Lot 29554: Abbot - White-bordered Skipper Butterfly. 20

Auction Date: Mar 20, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Waved Yellow Egger Moth. 53

Lot 29555: Abbot - Waved Yellow Egger Moth. 53

Auction Date: Mar 20, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Cream-Barred or Beech Tussock Moth. 75

Lot 29269: Abbot - Cream-Barred or Beech Tussock Moth. 75

Auction Date: Mar 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - American-Alder Dagger Moth. 92

Lot 29266: Abbot - American-Alder Dagger Moth. 92

Auction Date: Mar 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Grey Maple Moth. 93

Lot 29267: Abbot - Grey Maple Moth. 93

Auction Date: Mar 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Corn-Bud-Worm Moth. 96

Lot 29268: Abbot - Corn-Bud-Worm Moth. 96

Auction Date: Mar 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Spotted Yellow Egger Moth. 54

Lot 29163: Abbot - Spotted Yellow Egger Moth. 54

Auction Date: Mar 06, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Streaked American Tiger Moth. 63

Lot 29164: Abbot - Streaked American Tiger Moth. 63

Auction Date: Mar 06, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Small Ermine Moth. 70

Lot 29165: Abbot - Small Ermine Moth. 70

Auction Date: Mar 06, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Great Yellow-underwing Moth. 88

Lot 29166: Abbot - Great Yellow-underwing Moth. 88

Auction Date: Mar 06, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Dogwood Snail-Caterpillar Moth. 73

Lot 28969: Abbot - Dogwood Snail-Caterpillar Moth. 73

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Corn Emperor Moth. 49

Lot 28970: Abbot - Corn Emperor Moth. 49

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - White-dotted American Tiger Moth. 65

Lot 28967: Abbot - White-dotted American Tiger Moth. 65

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - White-tip Moth. 80

Lot 28968: Abbot - White-tip Moth. 80

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - American Pebble Prominent Moth. 84

Lot 28965: Abbot - American Pebble Prominent Moth. 84

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Dingy Skipper Butterfly. 21

Lot 28966: Abbot - Dingy Skipper Butterfly. 21

Auction Date: Feb 27, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Great Hook-Tip Looper Moth. 101

Lot 28784: Abbot - Great Hook-Tip Looper Moth. 101

Auction Date: Feb 20, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Brown and White-Margined Moth. 104

Lot 28785: Abbot - Brown and White-Margined Moth. 104

Auction Date: Feb 20, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Small Lappet Moth. 51

Lot 28511: Abbot - Small Lappet Moth. 51

Auction Date: Feb 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Tobacco-Bud-Worm Moth. 100

Lot 28512: Abbot - Tobacco-Bud-Worm Moth. 100

Auction Date: Feb 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Black-streaked Ermine Moth. 68

Lot 28510: Abbot - Black-streaked Ermine Moth. 68

Auction Date: Feb 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Chesnut-coloured Butterfly. 7

Lot 28513: Abbot - Chesnut-coloured Butterfly. 7

Auction Date: Feb 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Royal Persimmon Moth. 61

Lot 28514: Abbot - Royal Persimmon Moth. 61

Auction Date: Feb 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Fringe-Tree Hawk-Moth. 34

Lot 28130: Abbot - Fringe-Tree Hawk-Moth. 34

Auction Date: Jan 30, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Brown Skipper Butterfly. 22

Lot 28125: Abbot - Brown Skipper Butterfly. 22

Auction Date: Jan 30, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Plum-Tree or Hack-Berry Hawk-Moth. 36

Lot 28126: Abbot - Plum-Tree or Hack-Berry Hawk-Moth. 36

Auction Date: Jan 30, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Wild-Honeysuckle Hawk-Moth. 27

Lot 28127: Abbot - Wild-Honeysuckle Hawk-Moth. 27

Auction Date: Jan 30, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Tobacco Hawk-Moth. 33

Lot 28128: Abbot - Tobacco Hawk-Moth. 33

Auction Date: Jan 30, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Hickory Hawk-Moth. 29

Lot 28129: Abbot - Hickory Hawk-Moth. 29

Auction Date: Jan 30, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Great Black and White Tussock Moth. 52

Lot 27877: Abbot - Great Black and White Tussock Moth. 52

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Great Leopard Ermine Moth. 69

Lot 27878: Abbot - Great Leopard Ermine Moth. 69

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Common American Tiger Moth. 64

Lot 27879: Abbot - Common American Tiger Moth. 64

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Yellow-spotted Tyger Hawk-Moth with Grapes. 44

Lot 27880: Abbot - Yellow-spotted Tyger Hawk-Moth with Grapes. 44

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Smaller Dark-Brown Emperor Moth. 46

Lot 27881: Abbot - Smaller Dark-Brown Emperor Moth. 46

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Peacock Emperor Moth. 47

Lot 27882: Abbot - Peacock Emperor Moth. 47

Auction Date: Jan 23, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Black Skipper Butterfly. 24

Lot 27753: Abbot - Black Skipper Butterfly. 24

Auction Date: Jan 16, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Great American Fritillary Butterfly with Passion Flower. 12

Lot 27758: Abbot - Great American Fritillary Butterfly with Passion Flower. 12

Auction Date: Jan 16, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Gall-Berry Hawk-Moth. 35

Lot 27755: Abbot - Gall-Berry Hawk-Moth. 35

Auction Date: Jan 16, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - American Eyed Hawk-Moth with Carolina Rose. 25

Lot 27754: Abbot - American Eyed Hawk-Moth with Carolina Rose. 25

Auction Date: Jan 16, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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Abbot - Yellow-underwing Eyed Hawk-Moth. 26

Lot 27756: Abbot - Yellow-underwing Eyed Hawk-Moth. 26

Auction Date: Jan 16, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: This folio engraving is from the first edition of the first book on American entomology, John Abbot's The Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia. Their systematic characters, the particulars of their several metamorphoses, and the plants on which they feed. Collected from the observations of Mr John Abbot.... The work was done by J. E. Smith and printed in London by T. Bensley between 1797 and 1822. The originally hand-colored engravings are on J. Whatman watermarked paper and generally will have the original text in English and Latin included with the sale of the engraving.

John Abbot was one of the most important and prolific of the early American natural history artists. He was passionate about natural history from an early age, and his family's wealth gave him personal access to Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands as well as George Edwards's Natural History of Uncommon Birds and Gleanings of Natural History. The Royal Society of London, Thomas Martyn, and Dru Drury sponsored his sailing to Virginia in 1773 where he would collect and draw local insects for the next two years before settling in Georgia. He sent specimens and drawings to Europe until at least 1835, though a significant portion were lost at sea. Abbot published the first printed work devoted to American entomology with the support of Sir James Edward Smith, co-founder of the Linnaean Society of London. William Swainson described Abbot as one of the United States' most important natural history artists, as "a most assiduous collector, and an admirable draftsman of insects..." (quoted by Sabin).

“Abbot apparently supported himself almost entirely by providing specimens and watercolour drawings of insects, spiders, and birds to buyers in America and to his correspondents in Britain and Europe... During much of his lifetime, Abbot was the most prolific and talented illustrator of birds and insects in America; and Swainson noted that Abbot's insect specimens were ‘certainly the finest that have ever been transmitted as articles of commerce to this country’ (Simpson, North Carolina Historical Review).

“Because Abbot never published any works under his own name, the extent of his contributions to ornithology and entomology remained largely unrecognized until the latter half of the twentieth century. Although he may have viewed his work as mostly commercial, his data and illustrations were of considerable significance to a number of major scientific publications. He remains best-known for providing data and the 104 illustrations to the earliest extensive monograph devoted entirely to North American entomology, Sir James Edward Smith's Natural History of the Rarer Lepidopterous Insects of Georgia (1797)” (Dictionary of National Biography)
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Location: Franklin, TN, US

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