Description This print is a reproduction of Matthew Fontaine Maury's Whale Chart. Lieutenant M.F. Maury (18061873) was the chief the U.S. Naval Observatory and one of the most important nautical thinkers of his day. He conceived of the Whale Chart in the 1840s to aid the whaling community. Today his Whale Chart is a fascinating graphic enjoyed by many.From Captain McKenzie to Lieut. Maury. New Bedford, October 20th 1851:'The Whale Chart is a precious jewel; it seems to have waked up the merchants and masters to the practical utility of your researches in their behalf; there is not, and cannot be one opinion, and that highly favorable: it is sought for by all interested in whaling.'
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