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Pursuit of the sperm whale ; The Greenland whale.

Image ID: 834473

Pursuit of the sperm whale ; The Greenland whale. (1856)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Pursuit of the sperm whale ; The Greenland whale.

Published Date

: 1856

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 22 x 13 cm. (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.)


: Printed on border: "The right, or Greenland whale, differes materially from the one we have imperfectly described. The sperm is an inhabitant of warm latitudes. Lieutenant Maury discovered that the torrid zone is to the right whale as a sea of fire, through which it could not pass. The 'feed' of this species is one of the miracles of nature : it is a soft, gelatinous substance, composed of particles which are often too small to be discovered ....
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Original Source

: From Harper's magazine. (New York : Harper Brothers, 1850-) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Whaling

Source Description

: 2 folders (55 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 834473

Record ID

: 707967

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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