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Whale, Fin Fish, Porpoise, and Dolphin

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1763
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 7 in x 4 1/2 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Monochrome engraving from a natural history text labeled "Page 6" and showing, from top down, a whale (labeled "Whale." and "6"), a spouting, slimmer whale (labeled "Fin-fish." and "11"), a large fish (labeled "Porpoise." and "24"), and a dolphin with wrinkles about its eye, labeled "Dolphin of the Antients[sic]." and "26".


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