Engraved wood block "Madeira Boat"

Description
Joseph H. Brightly (about 1818–about 1858) of Philadelphia and New York City engraved this printing block after a drawing of a Portugese Madeira Boat by Expedition Artist Joseph Drayton. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 26 of Volume I of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
relief
Date made
1845
ca 1844
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
graphic artist
Brightly, Joseph H.
author
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Drayton, Joseph
printer
Sherman, Conger
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1999.0145.005
catalog number
1999.0145.005
accession number
1999.0145
subject
Natural Resources
Art
Measuring & Mapping
Science & Scientific Instruments
Wilkes
event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Wilkes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Publication title
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Publication URL
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm

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