Engraved printing plate "Ichthyology, Pl."

Description
William H. Dougal (1822–1895) of New York and Washington, D.C., (after 1844) engraved this copper printing plate depicting three species of shark documented by the U.S. Exploring Expedition. The engraved illustrations were to be published in volumes XXII and XXIII, Ichthyology, by Louis Agassiz. Dougal engraved 26 of the 28 plates for this volume which was never printed.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
plate, printing
Object Type
Engraving
Date made
1849
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Drayton, Joseph
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
author
Agassiz, Louis
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.2 cm x 28.7 cm; 17 in x 11 5/16 in
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1999.0145.437
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.437
related event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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