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Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Title: Pars Undecima Orientalis X. Quomodo in Septentrionalibus insulis prope. (How the inhabitants catch whales off the east coast of Madagascar.)
Published in: Frankfurt, 1609
   
Size: 5.3 x 7.1 inches.
13.4 x 18.0 cm.
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Uncoloured.
Condition: Text sheet with copper plate engraving with letter press in Latin. Some fraying of margins.
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How the inhabitants catch whales off the east coast of Madagascar. When the natives of Santa Marta, off the east coast of Madagascar see a whale, they row out in their little boats and throw out a rope with a large hook on the end. When the hook buries itself in the creatures flesh, the natives pull on the rope until the wound widens and the whale becomes weak, nearly bleeding to death. Then they haul it ashore and start chopping it up. Everyone could take as much meat as they needed because it was so large

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629.

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DE BRY, Th. - Pars Undecima Orientalis X. Quomodo in Septentrionalibus insulis prope. (How the inhabitants catch whales off the east coast of Madagascar.)
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