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A View of the Whale Fishery

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Hinton, I.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1700-1799
Materials: ink; paper; color wash
Measurements: 8 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in
Nomenclature: whaling scenes
Classification: whales

Hand-colored engraving showing whaling in the Arctic. In the front left corner, men lance and club a walrus; in the front right corner, men lance a polar bear. On the water, men on whaleboats are involved in various stages of the whale hunt. There are two large ships, one flying a blue flag with the Union Jack in the canton, in the foreground, and ten more in the background. Above the image is printed, "Engraved for the Universal Magazine, for I. Hinton at the Kings Arms in Newgate Street." Below the image is printed its title.


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