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A View of the Whale Fishery - "1700" only inscription

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1790
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 6 in x 8 3/4 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Black and white print depicting men in rowboats harpooning whales, which are depicted as dark half-ovals emerging from the water. There are several outcroppings or small islands of ice around them, as well as three three-masted ships. More ships and a long landmass of ice are visible in the background. Title is placed below the image and reads, "A View of the Whale Fishery".


AF-WB-0280