"This print is a reproduction of Matthew Fontaine Maury's Whale Chart. Lieutenant M.F. Maury (1806-1873) 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." -dw.06.02.11 #
A post from the daily flow of linkage called Fresh Signals, at Coudal.com.