Hammerfest (Lilienskiold)

Hammerfest harbour. 1838

Hammerfest was established as a city in 1789, but was well-known as a harbour long before that.

The Speculum Boreale by Hans. H. Lilienskiold from late 17th -century contains a description and depiction of Hammerfest.

The La Recherche Expedition visited Hammerfest in 1838, and Auguste Mayer made this picture.

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