Catalogue XVIII: Whaling and Piracy Logbooks

21. November 2018 um 14:47 Uhr

Catalogue XVIII:

WHALING LOGS

This exceptional collection of original logbooks from whaling ships from the mid of the 19th century paints a comprehensive picture of the whaling´s glory history. During their years and years of journeys on the seven seas, the captains meticulously noted their catch, described the hunting grounds, the wind flow and the currents, dangerous passages on the oceans and problems on their journeys. They depicted life on board of the ships, extraordinary occurrences and the places they headed for. These ship´s logs, written – in English, of course – by whalers, mostly from Nantucket and New Bedford bring back memories of Melville´s "Moby Dick".

1. Captain John H. Paun: Journal of a Whaling Cruise in the Bark Anaconda of New Bedford. Journal of a Whaling Voyage in Bark Cicero of New Bedford.
2. John M. Honeywell, Master; William P Howland, owner: Journal of a Whaling Voyage of the Bark Roscius of New Bedford to the Atlantic.
3. + 4. Master Barney R. Green: Journal of the Whaling Voyage of the Ship Ontario plying the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans + Captain Andrew Halsey: Journal of the Ship Marcus, plying the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
5. Obediah G. Chase: A Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in the Ship Helvetia of Hudson. Commanded by Shubael Cottle.
6. C. Rice, (Midshipman) & Thomas Cory, Master: Journal of a Whaleing Voyage from Newport in the Barque Mechanic. Sailed from Newport Nov 27th 1855 to the Indian Ocean and Elsewhere.
7. Govenor Fenica: Whaling Log
8. Charles H. Snell, First Mate: Journal of a Whaling Voyage to the Atlantic Ocean on Board Bark Pelmetto. Captain Tripp.
9. Elijah Howlan, Master: Log of the Bark Elizabeth Bound on a Whaling Voyage to the Western Islands, The Journal of a Whaling Voyage in the Ship Selma of Newport to the Indian Ocean.
10. Benjamin R. Harriss & George Coffen, Commander: A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas in the Ship Pacific.
11. Thomas Jonson (midshipman): Whaling Journal of the Ship Courier
of Dorchester from Boston Bound for the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
12. Jonathan Negusjin & John Smith, Commander: A Journal of a Voyage
from Amsterdam towards India in the Ship Amsterdam Packet.
13. A manuscript letter book, 1815-1816, from the Office of the Commander in Chief of the Jamaica Station.

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Diese außergewühnliche Sammlung an Original-Logbüchern um 1840 von Walfangschiffen zeigt ein umfassendes Bild aus der blutigen Zeit des Walfangs.
Oft jahrelang auf allen Weltmeeren unterwegs, notierten die Walfang-Kapitäne akribisch ihre Fangleistungen, beschrieben die Jagdgründe, die Meeres- und Windströmungen, gefährliche Schifffahrtspassagen und Probleme bei ihren Fahrten. Sie beschrieben das Leben an Bord, außergewöhnliche Ereignisse und auch die Orte, die sie ansteurten.
Diese auf englisch verfaßten Logbücher, der meist aus dem amerikanischen Nantucket und New Bedford stammenden Walfänger, lassen unweigerlich Erinnerungen an Melville´s Moby Dick aufkommen.

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