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Engraved wood block "Kasanji"

Engraved wood block "Kasanji"

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Description
Joseph H. Brightly (about 1818–about 1858) of Philadelphia and New York City engraved this printing block after the drawing Kasanji, a native of Kasanji, by Expedition Artist Alfred T. Agate. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 63 of Volume I of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
block, printing
Object Type
Wood Engraving
Date made
ca 1844
ca 1844
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Agate, A. T.
graphic artist
Brightly, Joseph H.
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1999.0145.038
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.038
accession number
1999.0145
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Data Source
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