High Coral Island

High Coral Island

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Description (Brief)
This engraved wood block was prepared 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 338 of the Lea & Blanchard stereotyped copy) but was replaced by a intaglio plate image. The plate image is listed as having been drawn by A.T. Agate and engraved by W. H. Tappan. The plate image was originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia in 1844.
Currently not on view
Object Name
block, printing
Object Type
block printing
Wood Engraving
date made
ca 1844
Associated Name
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Agate, A. T.
Fagan, J.
Lea & Blanchard
Sherman, C.
Wilkes, Charles
graphic artist
Pease, R. H.
original artist
Agate, A. T.
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
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Wilkes Blocks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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