Engraved wood block "Natives of Wytoohee"

Description (Brief)
This engraved wood block was used to print an image in the publication "Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition," Volume 1 (page 23 of the Lea & Blanchard stereotyped copy). The image was drawn by F.O.C. Darley. It was engraved by F.E. Worcester, and originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia in 1844.
Description
Robert O'Brien engraved this printing block after a drawing, Natives of Wytoohee, by Expedition Artist Joseph Drayton. Wytoohee is part of the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 334 of Volume I of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1845
ca 1844
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
graphic artist
O'Brien
original artist
Drayton, Joseph
graphic artist
Manning, John H.
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Wilkes, Charles
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1999.0145.081
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.081
related event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History