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1744

Antique Greenland offshore whaling engraving

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Antique engraving of the process of whaling offshore Greenland

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Fine antique copper-plate engraving of the ships and boats engaged in the whaling process ca 1620. Illustrates John Monck's "Account of a Most Dangerous Voyage to Greenland" based on his voyage in 1619 and 1620.

Monck described the scene:
"The manner of catching and killing of the whales is performed thus: As soon as they spy a whale either from the shore or ship they put out three chalops manned with six men each, among whom is one being called the Harpuner, is the person who is first to wound the whale with his harpun." [Note: A chalop or shallop is a light sailing boat mainly used as a fishing tender].

Originally published in 1619, this state is from Churchill's Collection of Voyages & Travel (1744) vol. I. Page 442.

CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 1744

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Greenland

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good.  Strong platemark and wide margins. No folds, or condition issues. Very clean and bright considering the age of this engraving.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Unknown

SIZE: 10 " x 6 "

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PRICE: $


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