Engraved wood block "Kasanji"

Description
Joseph H. Brightly (about 1818–about 1858) of Philadelphia and New York City engraved this printing block after the drawing Kasanji, a native of Kasanji, by Expedition Artist Alfred T. Agate. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 63 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
Date made
1845
ca 1844
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Agate, A. T.
graphic artist
Brightly, Joseph H.
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
1999.0145.038
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.038
subject
Natural Resources
Art
Measuring & Mapping
Wilkes
event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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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

Visitor Comments

1/22/2013 12:57:55 PM
Susan
I have 3 wood blocks that look just like this one (the 4 sides) and wondered if anyone could help me identify them? They are of a western scene, a woman with mountains behind her, and a city scene.
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