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Publisher: HAWKESWORTH.
Title: Quadrupede nomme Kanguroo, trouve sur la Cote de la Nouvelle Hollande.
Published in: Paris, ca 1775
   
Size: 8.1 x 6.4 inches.
20.5 x 16.2 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In very good condition. Dark impression, decent margins.
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An illustration from the French publication of John Hawkesworth’s "Account of the Voyages undertaken…for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere" (London, 1773): the first official description of Cook’s first voyage. This fascinating illustration is taken from the original Stubbs’ Kangaroo, and was re-engraved and re-published several times, and became a standard for subsequent depictions of the animal throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

The illustration engraved from this painting made the kangaroo a popular sensation! Scientists were truly puzzled by the concept of a pouched marsupial, and not really knowing how to classify it, debated vigorously and at quite some length. The public response was much more frivolous: a dance called the ‘kangaroo hop’ was invented, which took Europe by storm.




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