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Arctic Whaling Scene

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1732
Materials: ink; laid paper; mounting
Measurements: 6 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Uncolored engraving depiciting an Arctic whaling scene, with two whalers on the ice (third in background), and several whaleboats. At right, a polar bear stands on top of a whale's back, with two more bears nearby. Various elements of the scene are labeled with letters. Possibly part of a book: edges are tinted red on three sides, and labeled at top right "to. 2: Tab: B. p. 8."


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