The Whale Fishery.Harpooning the Whale in the Arctic Seas as described to Capt. Scoresby just before its death, when it discharges from its nostrils great quantities of blood & water.
6, Bridge St. Union [St., Boro.]
Fine coloured wood engraving, scarce; sheet 180 x 255mm (7 x 10"). Trimmed, losing edges of image; glued to album sheet.
The death of a whale. Engraved by the popular printmaker William Belch (1790s-1840s, fl.) and probably copied from an earlier image. William Scoresby, senior (1760-1829) was an Arctic whaler and navigator, who between 1785 and 1823 sailed many times to the Greenland whale fishery.
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