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