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[Fanning, Edmund] :Sealers' encampment at Byers Island, South Seas. New York, Endicott & Sweet lith. 1833.

Reference Number: PUBL-0138-420

A group of sealers on a beach, preparing fish and seabirds for a meal, around a cauldron over a fire. Others are approaching with fish speared on long poles. Seals can be seen in the distance across a stretch of water, either basking or dead. The birds are probably mollyhawks (mollymawks?), an important part of the sealer's diet.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to Edmund Fanning, Endicott & Sweet, Lithographers, Livingstone Island, Antarctic Ocean, Birds, New Zealand - Social life and customs, Kitchen utensils, Fishing, Seals (Animals), Barrels, Camps, Cookery and Sealing.

Part of:
Fanning, Edmund :Voyages around the world. (New York, Collins & Hanray, 1833), Reference Number PUBL-0138 (2 digitised items)

Extent: Lithograph, 172 x 240 mm. Single art work

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