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Balaena Mysticetus or Common Whale

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Tucker, W. E.
Place made: United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh
Date made: 1820-1840
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 5 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Colored engraving depicting a whale with an open mouth, facing left, and spouting. Text reads, "BALAENA MYSTICETUS, or COMMON WHALE 58 Feet long The mouth being open shows the position of the Whalebone", and, below the whale. "Scale, one-tenth of Inch to a foot"


AF-NB-2101