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Cete, Vitulus marinus. Plate 16.
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Collaert, Adrian
Place made: Belgium, Flanders, Antwerp
Date made: 1610
Materials: ink; paper; mounted
Measurements: 5 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Monochrome engraving depicting a large beached whale (labeled "Cete") in the foreground with a spotted seal (labeled "Vitulus marinus") and a large, spotted but unlabeled fish behind it. The near background depicts two large sailing ships and six rowboats with men engaged in harpooning another whale. More ships are visible in the far background along with two landmasses, one with a European-style dwelling atop it.