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Sailing in the ice and seeking for the whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: van der Meulen, Sieuwert; Schenk, Pieter; Laan, Adolf van der
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1720-1730
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 8 in x 9 1/4 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Whaling in the Arctic Ocean, around 1725. Two polar bears are featured in the foreground as three boats filled with sailors row towards a whale whose back is exposed in the water. Four larger sailing vessels rest in the distance. One of a series of 12 engravings from Views of the Greenland Whale Fishery (Kline Visschery). Titles in Dutch, German, and English. Each inscribed S. Vdr. Meulen Delineavit. A Vander Laan Fecit. P. Schenk Iun: Excud[it]. Amst[erdam] Cum Priv[ilegio].


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