Wilhelm Whales T.LXXIX. Orca


Wilhelm Whales T.LXXIX. Orca or Killer Whale. A rare 1820’s depiction of the largest in the Dolphin Family (not a whale), having a curved dorsal fin.

This small Austrian hand colored copper plate engraving on hand made rag paper.  It is a historic portrayal of whales and whaling history.  Published for Gottleib Wilhelm 1801-1820.  Engraved by JJ Schmuzer.  There are some minor imperfections due to age, but is in excellent condition overall.  Paper size measures 4 3/4 x 8″  with the image size of 4 x 6 1/2″.

Wilhelm Whales T.LXXIX, Orca or Killer Whale, rare 1820’s orca whale antique, Killer Whale is of the Dolphin Family, curved dorsal fin of Orcas


Killer Whale
Wilhelm Whales T.LXXIX Orca Whale is actually of the Dophin Family, with the curved dorsal fin.

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