Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: [Frame of nets for catching seals]

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Record number: 
JCB call number: 
D818 C467v
Image title: 
[Frame of nets for catching seals]
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Image publisher: 
[for J. Mawman, ... by R. Watts]
Image date: 
Image function: 
illustration; p. 198
Image dimension height: 
4.8 cm.
Image dimension width: 
8 cm.
Page dimension height: 
21.1 cm.
Page dimension width: 
12.7 cm.
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Materials support: 
Diagram of arrangement of nets used to catch seals. Parts are lettered for identification and explanation in text.
Source creator: 
Chappell, Edward, 1792-1861
Source Title: 
Voyage of His Majesty's ship Rosamond to Newfoundland and the southern coast of Laborador ...
Source place of publication: 
Source publisher: 
Printed for J. Mawman, Ludgate Street: by R. Watts, Crown Court, Temple Bar.
Source date: 
Lieutenant Edward Chappell was an English naval officer who served aboard HMS Rosamond in Newfoundland and Labrador waters ca. 1812 and later wrote of his time spent there.Text explains how these nets could be used to trap seals from the shore. Seals were used by Europeans to make oil and for their skins. The fishing and sealing industry was established at L'Anse Au Loup in southern present-day Labrador as early as 1778 by Noble and Pinson from England.
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Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
North America
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject headings: 
Sealing--Newfoundland and Labrador