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Publisher: NOORDE, Cornelis van.
Title: Cagelot of Potwalvis , lang omtrent 60 voeten, even benoorden Egmond op Zee Levend Gestrand op den 15 february (!) 1764. . .
Published in: Haarlem, 1764
   
Size: 8.1 x 13.0 inches.
20.5 x 33.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured
Condition: In excellent condition, perhaps slightly age toned, print mounted at extreme corners only in oversized acid-free passe-partout (500 x 590 mm). Small brown spot to upper part of image.
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An extremely rare 18th-century broadsheet showing a stranded whale at a Dutch beach near Egmond.
Full title on the print: ‘Cagelot of Potwalvis , lang omtrent 60 voeten, even benoorden Egmond op Zee Levend Gestrand op den 15 february (!) 1764, den 1 Maart aldaar in veiling verkogt voor 810 guldens, den 19. feruary [sic.] naar ’t Leeven getekend en in ’t koper gebragt te Haarlem door Cornelis van Noorde’.
Engraved text in the lower part of the sheet detailing the size of the whale, exact date of the stranding of the animal, as well as the date of the depiction of the event by Van Noorde, the auction of the carcass and the prize realised for the whale.
Engraved broadsheet by Cornelis van Noorde, Oblong folio engraving on copper, image size 210x330 mm. on full leaf (230 x 360 mm). Excellent condition, print mounted at extreme corners only in oversized acid-free passe-partout (500 x 590 mm). Small brown spot to upper part of image.
Showing a large view of the stranded sperm whale at the beach of Egmont already surrounded by many onlookers, others arriving at the beach in coaches and three fishermen measuring the carcass. At the top of the print an inlet view titled ‘de vis tegen de rug te zien’ showing the stranded whale seen from the back.

Reference: Muller, Historieplaten 4150; Ingallis 380; Brewington 542.



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