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The Whale Book: Whales and Other Marine Animals as Described by Adriaen Coenen in 1584

Edited By: Florike Egmond, Peter Mason and Kees Lankester

208 pages, 127 illus (120 in col)

Reaktion Books

Hardback | Nov 2003 | #143066 | ISBN: 1861891741
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About this book

In the late 16th Century, Dutch beachcomber Adriaen Coenen scanned the beaches of Holland for marine material and produced several illustrated manuscripts of his findings, covering anything from the commonplace herring to the exotic moonfish. This book offers a selection of more than 100 pages from Coenen's manuscripts that deal mainly with whales. Lively watercolours are reproduced in colour alongside translations of his texts and are accompanied by modern marine biological identifications and observations that explain his work.

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