The North West on Davis's Streights Whale Fishery.
Engraving, very scarce. Plate 260 x 375mm. 10¼ x 14¾". Large margins. Tearing and creasing in the margins. Crease through lower right-hand corner of image.
Scene of whaling amidst glaciers whre in the foreground the Harpoonist is ready to strike. The Davis Straits can be found between Greenland and Nunavut, Canada's Baffin Island. Francesco Ambrosi may originate from Padua and be associated with Remondini in Bassano. There are some Mediterrean and Spanish town views from the mid 18th century engraved by him. See ref:20316 for companion print and more information on the British Whaling pictures by Dodd.
[Ref: 20315] £290.00