Whale Poster Chromolithograph


Antique Poster: Whaling scene, ship whaleboat & oarsmen.

Right whale antique chromolithograph. Austrian c.1900. Green & blue colors, great condition. Whaleboat & whaling ship. 39 wide x 28″
35 x 26″ image size. 39 wide x 28″ high, paper size. Excellent condition.

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Whale Poster Chromolithograph, Over 100 Years Old.

Antique Whale Poster Chromolithograph, Austrian c.1900. Whaling ship shown in the background. Huge and stunning with beautiful lithography in bright colors. Excellent condition. 35 x 26″ image size. 39 wide x 28″ high, paper size. Call Anne at 413-245-4197 with any questions.  See all of our whales, by clicking here.  Learn more about whales today, an about their history,  at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

This historic right whale poster chromolithograph, is 120 years old.

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 the scenes to life with depictions, in the form of book illustrations. Which were sold by subscription. Issued in parts periodically, as the work could be printed. The 18th and 19th Century depictions were published when whaling was critical to world commerce. Depictions were drawn at the time at the time of the event.

Great genuine paper antiques… 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 by phone: 413-245-4197 or Email: anne@annehallantiqueprints.com