Wilhelm Whales T.LXXX. Diodon and Nesarnak
Wilhelm Whales T.LXXX. Diodon and Nesarnak. Wilhelm Whales T.LXXX. The Bottle Nose Dolphin, a carnivorous cetacean mammal with a convex shaped head. A rare early depiction from a series on the whaling industry.
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 4 x 6 1/2″.