Engraved wood block "Madeira Boat"


Joseph H. Brightly (about 1818–about 1858) of Philadelphia and New York City engraved this printing block after a drawing of a Portugese Madeira Boat by expedition artist Joseph Drayton. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 26 of Volume I of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.

Date Made: ca 1844ca 1844

Publisher: Wilkes, CharlesGraphic Artist: Brightly, Joseph H.Author: Wilkes, CharlesOriginal Artist: Drayton, JosephPrinter: Sherman, Conger

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Related Event: U.S. Exploring Expedition

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Natural Resources, Art, Wilkes Blocks, Measuring & Mapping


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Related Web Publication: http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm

Related Publication: The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0145.005Catalog Number: 1999.0145.005Accession Number: 1999.0145Catalog Number: 1999.0145.005

Object Name: block, printingblockObject Type: reliefblock printingWood Engraving

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-e2a0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_552293

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