branched stem

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, Volume IX, The Races of Men: and their Geographical Distribution," 1848, Chapter 5, "The Australian Race," page 42, six-branched stem. The image was drawn by Joseph Drayton and engraved by an unknown artist. It was originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia.

Date Made: 18451848

Associated Name: Wilkes, CharlesEngraver: unknownIllustrator: unknownPrinter: Sherman, C.Author: Pickering, CharlesCollaborator: 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: 1999.0145.275Accession Number: 1999.0145Catalog Number: 1999.0145.275

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_552719

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