Reference numberCLP/15i/24
TitlePaper, 'The history of amber-grise and sperma ceti' by Thomas Edge
DescriptionEdge shares observations on whales in Greenland, ambergris and spermaceti. He describes eight types of whale: the 'bearded whale', the 'sarda', the 'trumpa' [sperm whale] (Physeter macrocephalus), the 'otta sotta', the 'gibarta', the 'sedecca', the 'sedecca negro' and the 'sewria' . He then describes ambergris and spermaceti and where this is found in the whale. The paper is followed by a draft paper with annotations in ink. A note on the final page reads 'see my letter Oct 24 1668'.

Subject: Zoology / Cetology
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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