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The Bottle-Nos'd Sperma-ceti whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1767
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Black and white page taken from a periodical, with a figure of a whale. Thext on the right-hand side of the image reads, "The Proprietors of the Universal Magazine are desired to let this have a Place in their Collection, as they may depend on the Truth of every Dimension given, as they were taken by Captain A. ARMSTRONG, of Durham. January 15, 1767". The figure is titled "The BOTTLE-NOS'D SPERMA-CETI WHALE." It depicts a male whale labeled with letters A-I, K-M with dotted lines along its various dimensions. Below the image is a section of text describing what each letter label represents and the measurements of each dimension.