Whaling Vessels Among Sperm Whales off Hawaii

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Description

Framed aquatint of famous Rotch Fleet; ENTERPRISE, HOUQUA, POCAHONTAS and WILLIAM ROTCH among a school of sperm whales off the coast of Hawaii. "Antiques" of 2/64, pg. 136 has advertisement for Old Print Shop: "Rare aquatint December 16, 1833, J. Hill after T. Birch from a sketch by C.B. Hulsart who lost an arm aboard the whaleship SUPERIOR of New London, and was aboard ENTERPRISE at the time.