[An Animal Found on the Coast of New Holland called Kanguroo]. George Stubbs, after.

[An Animal Found on the Coast of New Holland called Kanguroo].

London: 1773. First edition. The famous image of the kangaroo, as painted by George Stubbs, based on the specimen collected on Cook's 1st voyage. This is the first appearance of an iconic image that pervaded 18th century literature discussing Australia. Plate No. 20 from the 1st edition of the published account by Hawkesworth. The print is not captioned, and the title is derived from the contents page. Beddie 932. Copper engraved print platemark 26.5 x 23 cm, on laid paper. Period folds. An intensely rich impression on wide margined paper, very good condition. Item #14545

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