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Lebensweise und Fang des grosskopfigen Pottsfisches.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: unknown
Place made: Germany
Date made: 1838
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 8 in x 9 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Colored image depicting a whaling scene. The whale has turned belly-up as it tosses one boat to the side; the line of their harpoon is about to slip from one sailor's hand as his comrade is falling into the sea. The whale is spouting. Behind it, another whaleboat joins the fray as a man in a red shirt drives his lance into the stomach of the whale. In the background is another whale boat. Captioned in German, "Lebensweise und Fang des grosskopfigen Pottsfisches."