Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Arctic whaleman; or, Winter in the Arctic Ocean : being a narrative of the wreck of the whale ship Citizen ... Together with a brief history of whaling. The whaler Citizen left New Bedford, Massachusetts, on October 29, 1851, for what was to be a three- or four-year voyage to North Pacific. After rounding East Cape (today known as Cape Dezhnev), the northeastern-most point on the mainland of Asia, and entering the Arctic Ocean, the vessel was wrecked in a storm on September 25, 1852. Five members of the crew were lost...
    • Contributor: Holmes, Lewis
    • Date: 1861

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Vasi︠a︡ i pozvonok kita.
    Вася и позвонок кита.
    This photograph is from a collection entitled "Timeless Chukotka," which was created by Moscow photographer Aleksandr Vladimirovich Sorin (born 1965) and Novosibirsk journalist Artem Gotlib. In June and July of 2003, Sorin and Gotlib undertook an expedition to the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, the most northeasterly region of the Russian Federation. Chukotka is characterized by a low population density, an untouched and mostly mountainous natural...
    • Contributor: Gotlib, Artem - Sorin, Aleksandr Vladimirovich
    • Date: 2003
  • Book/Printed Material
    Adriaen Coenen's "Fish Book".
    Vis booc, 1577-1579
    In 1577, at the age of 63, Adriaen Coenen, from the Dutch fishing port of Scheveningen, started his Visboek (Fish book). Over a period of three years he collected all kinds of information about the sea, coasts and coastal waters, fishing grounds, and marine animals, in all producing 410 expert pages. Throughout his life Coenen had earned his living from the sea, as a...
    • Contributor: Coenen, Adriaen
    • Date: 1577

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Ostanki kita na sopke. (Primanka dli︠a︡ dikikh zvereĭ vo vremi︠a︡ okhoty).
    Останки кита на сопке. (Приманка для диких зверей во время охоты).
    This photograph is from a collection entitled "Timeless Chukotka," which was created by Moscow photographer Aleksandr Vladimirovich Sorin (born 1965) and Novosibirsk journalist Artem Gotlib. In June and July of 2003, Sorin and Gotlib undertook an expedition to the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, the most northeasterly region of the Russian Federation. Chukotka is characterized by a low population density, an untouched and mostly mountainous natural...
    • Contributor: Gotlib, Artem - Sorin, Aleksandr Vladimirovich
    • Date: 2003
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Deti na skelete kita.
    Дети на скелете кита.
    This photograph is from a collection entitled "Timeless Chukotka," which was created by Moscow photographer Aleksandr Vladimirovich Sorin (born 1965) and Novosibirsk journalist Artem Gotlib. In June and July of 2003, Sorin and Gotlib undertook an expedition to the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, the most northeasterly region of the Russian Federation. Chukotka is characterized by a low population density, an untouched and mostly mountainous natural...
    • Contributor: Gotlib, Artem - Sorin, Aleksandr Vladimirovich
    • Date: 2003
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Nabli︠u︡dateli kitov.
    Наблюдатели китов.
    This photograph is from a collection entitled "The Russian Far East in Modern Photography," which documents several regions of the Russian Far East at the beginning of the 21st century. The Russian Far East encompasses a large geographical area that borders the Pacific Ocean and stretches from the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in the northeast to Primorsky Krai in the southeast, along the borders with...
    • Contributor: Sorin, Aleksandr Vladimirovich
    • Date: 2003
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Koordinator.
    Координатор.
    This photograph is from a collection entitled "The Russian Far East in Modern Photography," which documents several regions of the Russian Far East at the beginning of the 21st century. The Russian Far East encompasses a large geographical area that borders the Pacific Ocean and stretches from the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in the northeast to Primorsky Krai in the southeast, along the borders with...
    • Contributor: Sorin, Aleksandr Vladimirovich
    • Date: 2003
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Sakhalinskiĭ muzeĭ.
    Сахалинский музей.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs preserved in the Aleksandrovsk Municipal History and Literature Museum "A.P. Chekhov and Sakhalin" in Alekandrovsk-Sakhalinskiy, Sakhalin Island (off Russia's southeast coast). The photographs were taken on Sakhalin Island during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and provide rare glimpses of the island's settlements, prisons, and inhabitants. Sakhalin Island was used...
    • Contributor: Krasnov, Ivan Nikolaevich
    • Date: 1890
  • Map
    This [is being produced] so that all can know the route of the travels [of the Israelites] 40 years in the desert [through] the width and length of the Holy Land from ... This 1695 copperplate engraving of the Holy Land is one of the earliest printed maps in Hebrew. The map was drawn by Abraham Ben-Jacob, a convert to Judaism, based on an earlier map by Christiaan van Adrichem (1533-85), and reproduced in the Amsterdam Haggadah. The map features Biblical illustrations, among them depictions of the story of Jonah and the whale, King Solomon's fleet carrying...
    • Contributor: Abraham Ben Jacob (17th Century)
    • Date: 1695
  • Map
    Map of Belcher Islands. This map is the central object in the story of how geographical knowledge was passed from an Inuk man named Wetalltok to a non-native explorer. In an article in the Geographical Review in 1918, Robert J. Flaherty (1884--1951) recounted the story of how, while he was searching for iron ore deposits on the east coast of Hudson Bay, Canada, Wetallok explained the intricacies of...
    • Contributor: Flaherty, Robert Joseph - Wetallok
    • Date: 1909
  • Map
    Zoogeoraficheskai︠a︡ uchebnai︠a︡ karta SSSR.
    Зоогеорафическая учебная карта СССР.
    This map provides an informational and pictorial representation of fauna across the Soviet Union, with common species highlighted for various geographical regions. It was compiled by V.V. Ermakov and drawn by N.M. Buchunov. Explanatory text was provided by M.M. Beliaev. The map is in two sections. The first includes a table that provides numeric references by region for all listed species shown on the...
    • Contributor: Ermakov, V. V. - Buchunov, N. M. - Beli︠a︡ev, M. M.
    • Date: 1928
  • Book/Printed Material
    Polar whaling, a sea-letter narrative of a cruise in the Okhotsk Sea in 1849. Polar Whaling: A Sea-Letter Narrative of a Cruise in the Okhotsk Sea in 1849 is an account of a whaling voyage of the bark Shepherdess of Mystic, Connecticut, written by the vessel's first mate, William Henry Holmes of Mystic. The volume presented here is a typewritten transcription of Holmes's manuscript, published by the Marine Historical Association of Mystic in 1948. The account was written...
    • Contributor: Holmes, William Henry
    • Date: 1948
  • Book/Printed Material
    Khronologicheskai︠a︡ istorii︠a︡ vsi︠e︡kh" puteshestviĭ v" si︠e︡vernyi︠a︡ poli︠a︡rnyi︠a︡ strany, s" prisovokupleniem" obozri︠e︡nii︠a︡ fizicheskikh" svoĭstv" togo krai︠a︡.
    Хронологическая исторiя всѣхъ путешествiй въ сѣверныя полярныя страны, съ присовокупленiемъ обозрѣнiя физическихъ свойствъ того края.
    This book from 1821 is an early history of circumpolar navigation, with an overview of the lands and waterways of the Arctic. The author, Vasilii Berkh, was a Russian naval historian and geographer who participated in the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe on the ship Neva, under Captain Yurii Lisianskii, in 1803-6. The book surveys prior voyages by European and Russian explorers and...
    • Contributor: Berkh, Vasiliĭ Nikolaevich
    • Date: 1821
  • Book/Printed Material
    Four years aboard the whaleship. Embracing cruises in the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Antarctic oceans, in the years 1855, '6, '7, '8, '9. Four Years Aboard the Whaleship is a first-hand account of a voyage to the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans in search of the sperm and right whales. The account is by William B. Whitecar, Jr., a Philadelphian who signed on as a common sailor on the New Bedford whaler Barque Pacific. It is based on a detailed journal, which the author kept, as he...
    • Contributor: Whitecar, William B.
    • Date: 1860
  • Map
    Generalʹnai︠a︡ Karta I︠A︡kutskoĭ Oblasti i Okhotskago Okruga Sʺ pokazaniemʺ pochtovykhʺ i bolʹshikhʺ proi︠e︡zzhikhʺ dorogʺ, stant︠s︡iĭ i razstoi︠a︡nii︠a︡ mezhdu onymi verstʺ.
    Генеральная Карта Якутской Области и Охотскаго Округа Съ показанiемъ почтовыхъ и большихъ проѣзжихъ дорогъ, станцiй и разстоянiя между оными верстъ.
    This 1826 map of Yakutsk Province andOkhotsk Okrugis from a larger work,Geograficheskii atlas Rossiiskoi imperii, tsarstva Pol'skogo i velikogo kniazhestva Finliandskogo(Geographical atlas of the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Poland, and the Grand Duchy of Finland), containing 60 maps of the Russian Empire. Compiled and engraved by Colonel V.P. Piadyshev, it reflects the detailed mapping carried out by Russian military cartographers in the first...
    • Contributor: Pi︠a︡dyshev, Vasiliĭ Petrovich - Ieremin - Russia. General Staff. Military Topographical Depot
    • Date: 1826
  • Book/Printed Material
    Arctic Alaska and Siberia, or, Eight months with the Arctic whalemen, Arctic Alaska and Siberia, or, Eight Months with the Arctic Whalemen is an account of the 1887 Arctic whaling season by journalist Herbert L. Aldrich (1860-1948). Between March and October of 1887, Aldrich spent time on eight New Bedford whaling vessels, documenting the whaling industry and the native peoples of Arctic Alaska. Aldrich was a young reporter for the New Bedford Evening Standard who...
    • Contributor: Aldrich, Herbert L. (Herbert Lincoln)
    • Date: 1889
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Kliperʺ "Razboĭnikʺ" vo vremi︠a︡ sali︠u︡ta. 22 Ii︠u︡li︠a︡ 1889 g.
    Клиперъ "Разбойникъ" во время салюта. 22 Iюля 1889 г.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of the clipper ship Razboinik (Pirate) and construction of the settlement of Novo-Mariinskii (present-day Anadyr') on the Bering Sea in northeastern Russia. One of the images shows P.N. Woolf, who was the commander of the clipper Razboinik on its circumnavigation of the world from...
    • Date: 1889
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Petropavlovskai︠a︡ gavanʹ.
    Петропавловская гавань.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of the clipper ship Razboinik (Pirate) and construction of the settlement of Novo-Mariinskii (present-day Anadyr') on the Bering Sea in northeastern Russia. One of the images shows P.N. Woolf, who was the commander of the clipper Razboinik on its circumnavigation of the world from...
    • Date: 1886
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Avachinskai︠a︡ sopka.
    Авачинская сопка.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of the clipper ship Razboinik (Pirate) and construction of the settlement of Novo-Mariinskii (present-day Anadyr') on the Bering Sea in northeastern Russia. One of the images shows P.N. Woolf, who was the commander of the clipper Razboinik on its circumnavigation of the world from...
    • Date: 1886
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chukchi na kliperi︠e︡.
    Чукчи на клиперѣ.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of the clipper ship Razboinik (Pirate) and construction of the settlement of Novo-Mariinskii (present-day Anadyr') on the Bering Sea in northeastern Russia. One of the images shows P.N. Woolf, who was the commander of the clipper Razboinik on its circumnavigation of the world from...
    • Date: 1889
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chukotskai︠a︡ lodka u borta klipera.
    Чукотская лодка у борта клипера.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of the clipper ship Razboinik (Pirate) and construction of the settlement of Novo-Mariinskii (present-day Anadyr') on the Bering Sea in northeastern Russia. One of the images shows P.N. Woolf, who was the commander of the clipper Razboinik on its circumnavigation of the world from...
    • Date: 1889
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Tipy Chukcheĭ.
    Типы Чукчей.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of the clipper ship Razboinik (Pirate) and construction of the settlement of Novo-Mariinskii (present-day Anadyr') on the Bering Sea in northeastern Russia. One of the images shows P.N. Woolf, who was the commander of the clipper Razboinik on its circumnavigation of the world from...
    • Date: 1889
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chukotskai︠a︡ i︠u︡rta i vi︠a︡lenie i︠u︡koly.
    Чукотская юрта и вяленiе юколы.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of the clipper ship Razboinik (Pirate) and construction of the settlement of Novo-Mariinskii (present-day Anadyr') on the Bering Sea in northeastern Russia. One of the images shows P.N. Woolf, who was the commander of the clipper Razboinik on its circumnavigation of the world from...
    • Date: 1889
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chukotskiĭ tanet︠s︡ʺ.
    Чукотскiй танецъ.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of the clipper ship Razboinik (Pirate) and construction of the settlement of Novo-Mariinskii (present-day Anadyr') on the Bering Sea in northeastern Russia. One of the images shows P.N. Woolf, who was the commander of the clipper Razboinik on its circumnavigation of the world from...
    • Date: 1889
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chukchanki i deti︠e︡.
    Чукчанки и детѣ.
    This photograph is from a collection consisting of an album and individual photographs that document the Arctic voyage in 1889 of the clipper ship Razboinik (Pirate) and construction of the settlement of Novo-Mariinskii (present-day Anadyr') on the Bering Sea in northeastern Russia. One of the images shows P.N. Woolf, who was the commander of the clipper Razboinik on its circumnavigation of the world from...
    • Date: 1889