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Équipage d'Une Embarcation Attaqué par des Morses. Mer Glaciale Du Nord / Equipage de Una Embarcacion Atacada por los Morsas. Mar Clacial Del Norte

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Breton, Louis Le; Gosselin
Place made: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: ink; color; paper
Measurements: 16 3/4 in x 22 3/4 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Hand-colored lithograph of the crew of the American whaling vessel Swallow from New Bedford fending off an attack by a herd of walruses in the bottom right foreground. Men in small boats wield axes and harpoons surrounded by glaciers in the north pacific. An American flag flies above the stern of the whaleboat on the left side of the print. Another whaleboat is in the distance at the right. The title of the print is inscribed in both French (left) and Spanish (right).