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A sperm whale beached near Scheveningen in 1598

Stock No. 24030 Category: Tag: Cartographer: MATHAM, Jacob.

Een Walvisch, Lang 70 voeten, gestrandt op de Hollandise zee-kust, tusschen Scheveningen en Katwyk, in Sprokkelmaandt, 1598.
Dutch, c.1700. 275 x 340mm.

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A famous scene depicting the sightseers coming to examine a 70 foot long sperm whale which was stranded on the beach at Berchkey, between Katwijk and Scheveningen, in February 1598. Some are harvesting the blubber; others measure its penis as a man uses it to climb onto the dead creature.
This plate was engraved by Gilliam van der Gouwen (c.1657-1716), closely copying a 1598 engraving by Jacob Matham (1571-1631).

Additional information

Dimensions 340 × 275 mm
Cartographer

Date

1700

Extra Info

Een Walvisch, Lang 70 voeten, gestrandt op de Hollandise zee-kust, tusschen Scheveningen en Katwyk, in Sprokkelmaandt, 1598.

Publication

Dutch, c.1700. 275 x 340mm.

Condition

A good example.

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