Rockwell Kent’s Voyaging Southward

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Rockwell Kent’s 1930 edition of Moby Dick is one of those rare illustrated books where the drawings match the text so well that’s it hard to imagine it being improved upon. Kent’s familiarity with ships and shipboard life is explained in part by Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan, his memoir of a journey to Tierra del Fuego in 1922. As with Moby Dick, the book is illustrated throughout with vignettes as well as larger pieces, all of them in Kent’s customary pen-and-ink style. There are over 90 illustrations in all, plus maps. See the rest of them here.

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