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Die kænigl: Flotte u: Fischerey von Gross-Britannien, in etlichen See-Prospecten

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Baston, Thomas; Bowles, John; Homann Erben
Place made: Germany, Bavaria, Nuremburg
Date made: 1720
Materials: laid paper; ink; colored wash
Measurements: 20 1/2 in x 24 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Six, hand-colored scenes on one sheet that decpicting various activities of the British ships Royal George, Britannia, and Barfleur, portrayed after life by Thomas Baston. The last two scenes depict vessels catching whales, cod, and herring. According to the graphite inscription and the inscribed description, the bottom left scene is of the English whale fishery and the bottom right scene is of the Groenland whale fishery.


AF-WG-2239