Bildet (kopi av) ble gravert på midten av 1700-tallet som illustrasjon til boken "Moore's Voyages and Travels."
"[...] The rein-deer, however run wild in herds, and are shot for food by the inhabitants. These animals constitute the greatest and almost the only riches of the Laplanders, who live upon the milk, the cheese they make of it, and the flesh. They make their cloathing, tents, and bed covering of their skins, and of their tendons they make their sewing thread. There are vast numbers of them in Finland, both wild and tame, and many a man has there from six or eight hundred to a thousand, of these useful creatures, which never come under cover. They follow wherever he is pleased to ramble, and when they are put to a sledge, transport his goods from one place to another. They provide for themselves, and live chiefly on moss, and on the buds and leaves of trees. They support themselves on very little nourishment, and are neat, clean, and entertaining creatures. It is remarkable, that when the rein-deer sheds his horns, and others rise in their stead, they appear at first covered with a skin, and till they are of a fingers length, are so soft, that they may be cut with a knife like a sasauge, and are delicate eating, even raw; therefore the huntsmen, when far out in the country, and pinched for want of food, eat them, and find that they satisfy both their hunger and thirst. When the horns grow bigger, there breeds within the skin a worm that eats away the root. The rein-deer has over his eye-lids a kind of skn, through which he peeps, when otherwise, in the hard snows, he would be obliged to shut his eyes entirely. [...]"
(Side 550 i "A New and Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels: ...")
Produksjon 1770 - 1790
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