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Pursuit of the sperm whale ; The Greenland whale.

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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Whaling

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1856
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WHA
Topics
Whaling
Bowhead whale
Sperm whale
Notes
Content : 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 by the naked eye." Written on border: "Mar. 1856" Foxing and pink marks on image. Includes additional text.

Source note: Harper''s magazine. (New York : Harper Brothers, 1850-).
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix : 1996166
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17516778
Barcode : 33333159488010
UUID: 58f61580-c565-012f-7f89-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1856: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Pursuit of the sperm whale ; The Greenland whale." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1856. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0d88-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Pursuit of the sperm whale ; The Greenland whale." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 31, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0d88-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1856). Pursuit of the sperm whale ; The Greenland whale. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-0d88-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Pursuit of the sperm whale ; The Greenland whale.