Sydenham Edwards. "Great Brown Kings Fisher." [Kookaburra]. From Arthur Phillip’s The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island... to which are added the Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball and Capt. Marshall with an Account of their New Discoveries.
London: John Stockdale, 1789. 7 ¼ x 6 (image). Engraved by Edwards. Original hand color. Very good condition. Ref: Ferguson 47; Hill p.233; Wantrup p.59.
From the first official account of the first settlement in Australia. Compiled from the official reports of Governor Arthur Phillip, this work was the first authentic and official account of the expedition to New South Wales and of the foundation of the colony. The work includes detailed descriptions of the birds and animals and of tentative explorations, as well as the earliest engraved view of the colony.
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