Engraved wood block "Ohwa Tree"

Description
Joline J. Butler (about 1815–1846, working in New York City between 1841 and 1845) engraved this printing block after a drawing, Ohwa Tree, from the Samoan Group islands, by Expedition Naturalist Titian Ramsey Peale. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 126 of Volume II 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
Butler, Joline J.
original artist
Peale, Titian Ramsay
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Wilkes, Charles
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
1999.0145.104
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.104
related event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Art
Wilkes
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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