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Qui Siccis Oculis Monstra Natantia Qui Vidit Mare Turgidum

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: etching
Maker: Meulen, Sieuwert van der; Laan, Adolf van der; Schenk, Pieter
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1720
Materials: ink; paper; paper border
Measurements: 25 in x 40 in
Nomenclature: whaling; whale fishery
Classification: fishing

Large engraving depicting several Dutch ships and many whaling boats attacking whales. Dutch text at bottom describes the deadly struggles the Dutch and their "Samoyed" helpers faced while whaling in the Arctic. The text refers to the whales as "monsters" and details violent encounters as well as unfavorable conditions at sea.


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Dutch painter, draftsman, and etcher, died 1730
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