Astea argus

Description (Brief):

This engraved wood block was used to print an image in the publication "United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, Zoophytes," 1846, Volume 7, Chapter 4, "Actinoidea," page 75, figure 34, "Astrea argus." The image was drawn by Joseph Drayton and was engraved by an unknown artist. It was originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia.

Date Made: 18451846

Associated Name: Wilkes, CharlesEngraver: unknownIllustrator: unknownPrinter: Sherman, C.Author: Dana, James DwightCollaborator: 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: 1999.0145.265Accession Number: 1999.0145Catalog Number: 1999.0145.265

Object Name: Blockblock, printingObject Type: reliefblock printingWood Engraving

Measurements: overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm


Record Id: nmah_552709

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