Northern Whale Fishery.A representation of the Ship Harmony, of Hull, & other Vessels with their Boats & Crews in the various process of attacking and killing the Whale in Davis Straits and Greenland, with the mode of Flinching & taking in the Blubber. This plate is most respectfully dedicated to Tho.s Bell Esq.r, Owner of the Harmony by his most obed.t humb.le Serv.t W.m J.no Huggins.
London, Published March 1829 by W.J.Huggins, Leadenhall Street.
Very fine coloured aquatint. J. Whatman watermark. Printed area 400 x 585mm. Trimmed within plate.
A scene showing the processes of hunting whales in the Davis Straits, several figures in boats harpoon whales from the ice, one figure raises a hammer to attack a seal. As well as the large fishing vessels a large range of animals are depcited including walruses and narwhal. The Davis Strait had been the site of intense and frequent whale fishing since 1719.
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