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Monstrosae Balaenae in Scaldi flumine captae effigies.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Bellagambam
Place made: Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Bologna, Bologna
Date made: 1613
Materials: ink; laid paper; color wash
Measurements: 14 in x 9 1/4 in
Nomenclature: natural history
Classification: whales

Page 682 (verso 681) from the book "De cetis" (Liber 1) by Ulyssis Aldrovandi, first edition (1613). Hand-colored. Depicts a large male whale, side view; title text indicates that such a whale was captured in the Scaldi (Scheldt) river. Verso, another side view of a whale, this one with lumps on its lower back; captioned "Balaena nostra altera, Buffalina vulgo." (Eng: Our other whale, the common Buffalina)


AF-NX-1615

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