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Engraved wood block "Kasanji"

Engraved wood block "Kasanji"

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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.
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Object Name
block, printing
Object Type
block printing
Wood Engraving
Date made
ca 1844
ca 1844
Wilkes, Charles
Sherman, Conger
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Agate, A. T.
graphic artist
Brightly, Joseph H.
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
accession number
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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