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The whale fishery and killing the bears

Date: 1700 - 1750
Sight: 350 x 215 mm
Overall: 560 x 390 mm, 0.277 kg
Image: 327 x 210 mm
Sheet: 410 x 255 mm
Mount: 560 x 390 mm, 5 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Print
Object No: 00019683
Place Manufactured:United Kingdom

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    Print entitled 'The whale fishery and killing the bears' featuring two engravings on paper. The top image depicts a group of British whalers. In foreground men with spears are hunting bears on ice, in the background 13 open boats are hunting whales with harpoons at rear six large full-rigged whaling ships are amidst the ice. Bottom image depicts a bowhead whale inscribed, 'The whale from which the bone is taken', a harpoon, a spear, the whale louse, a baleen whale (inscribed 'The fin fish'), a narwhal ('The sea unicorn') and 'A morse' (a walrus). Printed text at top of page 'vol. 2. Pa.388'. Printed across c. 'The whale fishery and killing the bears'.
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