At the top of the list of sought-after scrimshaw are depictions of the whaleships and their targeted hunts. The sailing ship in this instance appears to be a converted Man-O'-War, with multiple gun decks. A pelican is nested above, and whaling tools and an enormous whale along the sides, while the reverse face has tropical dwellings above an African elephant, with the harpoon lance laid to landborn rest below. Enough pictorial information to make anyone want to hear the rest of the sailor-artisan's stories.
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