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Stock# 20395
Description

Attractive and early print of a Kangaroo, engraved from an oil painting by George Stubbs, a famous 18th century artist working in London, who used as a model a skin brought back to England by Joseph Banks, who accompanied Capt. James Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific in 1768-1771.

Engraved by François Godefroi. From the French edition of James Cook's first voyage entitled Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majesté Britannique actuellement régnante pour faire des découvertes dans l'hémisphère méridional, et successivement exécutés par le commodore Byron, le capitaine Carteret, le capitaine Wallis et le capitaine Cook dans les vaisseaux "le Dauphin ", "le Swallow" and "l'Endeavour".