Whaling

Decorative prints
Whaling

Whale-hunting and processing the carcasses was a major industry in many countries including Australia.  Australia was also a base and resupply centre for whalers of many nationalities in the surrounding oceans.  Whaling was the subject of many 19th century prints.

 

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ZC 047s

ZC 034  Pèche á la baleine – harponnement.  [Whaling, harpooning] by Widerken, from France pittoresque by Abel Hugo published by Deloye in Paris in 1835.  105 x 150 mm.  Uncoloured, excellent condition.  $A 75

ZC 046s

ZC 045  Pèche de la baleine by Moel- Fatio from Amédée Gréhan’s France maritime, published in  1853.   Approx 110 x 185 mm; uncoloured, excellent condition.  $A 75

 

ZC 044s

ZC 043  Greenland whale from Sir William Jardine’s Naturalist’s Library volume V, published in 1837.  100 x 174 mm.  Original hand colour, very good condition.  $A 90

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