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View of the Whale Fishery, etc. in Greenland

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Thornton; Hogg, Alexander
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1782
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 7 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Colored engraving of whales being harpooned by whaling parties form small boats launched from larger ships, in Arctic waters; polar bears on ice flows in foreground, and a walrus being shot. In distinctive decorative border, from George Henry Millar's 'The new and universal System of Geography, being a complete history and description of the whole world. ...'


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