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Auction 184, Lot 437

"A View of the Whale Fishery, and the Manner of Killing-Bears Near & on the Coast of Greenland", Middleton, Charles T.

Subject: North Atlantic, Greenland

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: A New and Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

10.3 x 6.1 inches
26.2 x 15.5 cm
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Nicely rendered copperplate engraving showing several ships and about a dozen longboats with men harpooning whales. Icebergs float in the sea. On the shore, a small group of hunters are attacking a Polar Bear. Others are shooting at bears from a boat.


Condition: B+

Light soiling with a short edge tear and chip along the right edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/15/2021