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Whale, Nar Whale or Sea Unicorn and Spermaceti Whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Knight and Compton; Leclerc, Georges-Louis
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1808
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 7 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Colored image with side views of, top, a male whale with teeth, middle, a fishlike creature with a horn and a horse-like head, labeled "Nar Whale, or Sea Unicorn", and bottom, a second male whale with pointed teeth, labeled "Spermaceti whale".


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