"The Sperma-cete WHALE Drawn After Nature"

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This wood engraving from the 18th century is titled " The sperma-cete WHALE drawn after Nature". If you look on the lower right hand side you will notice a detailed drawing of the tail expanded and drawn on the same scale as above. This image is from an issue of GENTLEMANS MAGAZINE dated January, 1764.