On his back with his jaw in the first biting position" - Illustration from The cruise of the Cachalot; round the world after sperm whales by Frank T Bullen, 1898
Reference Number: MNZ-0004-1/4-F
Photograph of an illustration titled "On his Back with his Jaw in the First Biting Position" from `The cruise of the Cachalot: round the world after sperm whales' by Frank T Bullen (London: Smith, Elder, 1898). Shows a group of whalers in a whaling boat, rowing away from the sharp-toothed jaw of a sperm whale; illustrator's name illegible.Published in `Making New Zealand' (1939) with the caption: `This illustration from Bullen, "On his Back with his Jaw in the First Biting Position," shows that the sperm whale indeed had a "mouth that could bite."'Copy taken by an unidentified photographer.
Making New Zealand:Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection, Reference Number PAColl-3060 (311 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w copy negative(s)Film negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures639. Whaling(PFP-031004)
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