Russian whaling, 1760

Russian whaling, 1760

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Credit: SPUTNIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 18th century Russian whaling. Woodcut engraving showing the hunting and catching of a whale in 1760, in the White Sea off Arkhangelsk (Archangel), Russia. The whale, which is a marine mammal, is here incorrectly depicted as a fish. Whales are hunted for their meat, oil and blubber. This print is from the collection of the State Historical Museum in Moscow, Russia.

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