The Charles A. Carton Print Collection consists of American and European Antiquarian and
Natural History prints. It includes botanical prints, nature prints, ornithological
prints, architectural prints, satirical prints, and miscellaneous loose prints from the
17th to 19th century with several interesting 20th century images.
The science of natural history emerged during the Renaissance as the study of nature
shifted from medicinal and practical concerns to the description and classification of
life forms. Because of their ability to represent plants and animals in vivid detail,
artists were hired by naturalists to illustrate their publications. Artists such as
Leonardo da Vinci and Albrect Durer took such an avid interest in the depiction of the
natural world that they qualify as naturalists in their own right. The same can be said
of many of the later artists included in this collection: G.D. Ehret, John M. Gould,
Pierre-Joseph Redoute, and Abraham Munting.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
History and Special Collections Division, UCLA. All requests for permission to
publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the
Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division Manuscripts
Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
History and Special Collections Division as the owner of the physical
items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright
holder, which must also be obtained.
Collection is open for research.