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  • Susan of Nantucket Scimshaw [Object]

    Scrimshaw – the art of incising decorative motifs onto ivory – began on whaling ships in the Pacific Ocean between 1745 and 1759. It quickly became a popular pastime for...

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  • Nova Francia (New France) [Object]

    Monochrome copperplate engraving showing the North Atlantic including the landmasses of eastern Canada, western Europe and modern-day Morocco. In spite of the thriving commercial map and chart trade in the Netherlands,...

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