A kangaroo standing on rocky ground looks alertly at the viewer. Uninhabited hills are visible in the distance. On pages 560-561, the author describes the plants and animals observed on the shore. On page 561, writing: "As I was walking this morning at a little distance from the ship, I saw myself one of the animals which had been so often described: it was of a light mouse colour, and in size and shape very much resembling a greyhound; it had a long tail also, which it carried like a greyhound; and I should have taken it for a wild dog, if instead of running, it had not leapt like a hare or deer...Mr. Banks...was of opinion that its species was hitherto unknown." The image title is drawn from "A Description of the Cuts" page xxxvi in volume one. This plate is a large fold-out image that spans across the book's binding. The minor distortion in this image is a result of the book's construction. 29 x 38 cm.
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