Orcas Greenland Whale Lithograph. Late 19th Century.
Orcas Greenland Whale Lithograph. A late 19th century chromolithograph of orca whales attacking a baleen. Guaranteed over 100 years of age. Very good condition. Measures 6.5×10″
Why does this old print of orcas Greenland whale exist?
Mankind was in pursuit of whale oil in order for London to keeps it’s streets lit. That ended when people started drilling for oil and developed kerosene. Fortunately, whales and whaling history received a lot of attention in the seventeen, eighteen and nineteen hundreds. Naturalists brought to life with their depictions in the form of book illustrations which were sold by subscription and issued in parts periodically as the work could be printed. These during the 17th, 18th and 19th Century depictions were produced when whaling was critical to world commerce & drawn at the time at the time of the event.
Great genuine paper antique from Anne Hall Antique Prints. Thank you for browsing our gallery of Whales: historic antique lithographs and engravings. We sell only authentic old engravings and lithographs, produced in various countries, from the early 1600’s to 1900. Antique prints of whaling are historically significant to whaling history. These antiques of whales and whaling documented world whaling history which was driven by the desire for street lights. You have seen many period depictions and scenes of the whaling industry from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries which are historically important today. Contact Anne: Phone: 413-245-4197 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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