Engraved wood block "Natives of Wytoohee"

Engraved wood block "Natives of Wytoohee"

Description (Brief)
This engraved wood block was used to print an image in the publication "Narrative of the U.S. Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842," 1844, Volume 1 (page 334 of the Lea & Blanchard stereotyped copy). The image was drawn by Joseph Drayton, and drawn on wood by John H. Manning. It was engraved by O'Brien, and originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia in 1844.
Description
Robert O'Brien engraved this printing block after a drawing, Natives of Wytoohee, by Expedition Artist Joseph Drayton. Wytoohee is part of the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 334 of Volume I of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
Object Type
Wood Engraving
relief
Date made
ca 1844
ca 1844
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
graphic artist
O'Brien
original artist
Drayton, Joseph
graphic artist
Manning, John H.
printer
Sherman, Conger
author
Wilkes, Charles
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
1999.0145.081
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.081
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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