Blakely points out the importance of the American Art Union as a publisher of reproductive prints from 1839 to 1852. It issued thirty-six folio prints, a list of which is appended to the article. This useful list includes year of publication, title, artist, and number of subscribers.
This brief article describes how the English naturalist Mark Catesby produced the two-volume Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands from 1731 to 1743, after two sojourns in America. To keep costs as low as possible he etched the plates himself, after his watercolors, and then hand-colored the prints.