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Nieuwe Beschryving der Walvischvanst en haringvisschery.

Author Jong, Dirk de.
Title Nieuwe Beschryving der Walvischvanst en haringvisschery.
Imprint Amsterdam: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje
Date of Publication 1791
Language Dutch
Notes This is the second edition (first published 1784-86) of a classic work on Dutch whaling together with an article on a herring fishery. It contains accounts of whaling expeditions in Arctic Regions as well as descriptions of types of whales and other animals. Included are engraved plates depicting whaling and herring fishery scenes as well as a number of engraved maps and plates.
Shelfmark GB/A.3813
Acquired on 30/09/04
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