The mutineers attacking the other survivors of the wreck of the Batavia

The mutineers attacking the other survivors of the wreck of the Batavia, 1629
Francisco Pelsaert
Ongeluckige Voyagie, van't Schip Batavia...[Disastrous voyage of the ship Batavia]. Amsterdam, 1647.
ML C530

The mutineers attacking the other survivors of the wreck of the Batavia

The woodcut illustrations in this book are the earliest printed views of any part of Australia. The book also includes descriptions of the Australian coast and the first published description of a kangaroo: 'a species of cat, which are very strange creatures - the forepaws are very short - and its hind legs are upwards of half an ell [c.36 centimetres], and it walks on these alone'.