Description (Brief):

This engraved wood block was used to print an image in the publication "Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842," 1844, Volume 1 (page 23 of the Lea & Blanchard stereotyped copy). The image was drawn by Joseph Drayton. It was engraved by R.H. Pease, and originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia in 1844.

Date Made: ca 1844

Associated Name: Wilkes, CharlesGraphic Artist: Pease, Richard H.Original Artist: Drayton, JosephStereotyper: Fagan, J.Publisher: Lea & BlanchardPrinter: Sherman, C.Author: Wilkes, Charles

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Related Event: U.S. Exploring Expedition


See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Wilkes Blocks


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0145.083Accession Number: 1999.0145Catalog Number: 1999.0145.083

Object Name: Blockblock, printingObject Type: reliefblock printingWood Engraving

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


Record Id: nmah_552401

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