Engraved woodblock of a "Bird’s-eye view of cliffs of erosion"


This engraved woodblock of the “Bird’s-eye view of cliffs of erosion” was prepared and printed by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published in 1875 as Figure 74 (p.162) in The Exploration of the Colorado River of the West by John Wesley Powell (1834-1902). Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) engraved the illustration which “depicts the Shin-ar’-ump Cliffs, Vermillion Cliffs, and Gray Cliffs, in order from right to left.”

Date Made: ca 18751875

Printer: Government Printing OfficePublisher: Bureau of American EthnologyAuthor: Powell, John WesleyGraphic Artist: Nichols, H. H.Block Maker: V. W. & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, WashingtonAssociated Place: United States: New York, New York City

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0219.1562Accession Number: 1980.0219Catalog Number: 1980.0219.1562

Object Name: blockblock, engraved woodObject Type: Wood Engraving

Physical Description: wood (overall material)engraving (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 15.5 cm x 11.3 cm x 2.3 cm; 6 1/8 in x 4 7/16 in x 7/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-c36c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_750553

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