Lithographic printing stone "Australian Fossils Pl. 4"

Description
The firm of Sarony & Major of Philadelphia, working between 1846 and 1857, prepared this lithographic printing stone after a drawing by Expedition Mineralogist James Dwight Dana (1813–1895) depicting Australian fossils. The lithographic illustration was published as Plate 4 in U.S. Exploring Expedition Volume X, Geology, by James D. Dana, 1849.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stone, lithographic
Object Type
Lithographic Processes
Date made
1849
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Dana, James Dwight
graphic artist
Sarony & Major
printer
Sherman, Conger
Physical Description
stone (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.4 cm x 32.6 cm x 5.6 cm; 17 1/16 in x 12 13/16 in x 2 3/16 in
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1999.0145.458
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.458
subject
Fossils
Shells
Science & Scientific Instruments
related event
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Measuring & Mapping
Art
Wilkes
Natural Resources
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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