Engraved wood block "Ohwa Tree"

Engraved wood block "Ohwa Tree"

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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 2, page 126. The image was drawn by T. R. Peale. It was engraved by J. J. Butler, and originally printed by C. Sherman of Philadelphia in 1844.
Joline J. Butler (about 1815–1846, working in New York City between 1841 and 1845) engraved this printing block after a drawing, Ohwa Tree, from the Samoan Group islands, by Expedition Naturalist Titian Ramsey Peale. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 126 of Volume II of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.
Currently not on view
Object Name
block, printing
Object Type
Wood Engraving
Date made
ca 1844
ca 1844
Wilkes, Charles
graphic artist
Butler, Joline J.
original artist
Peale, Titian Ramsay
Sherman, Conger
Wilkes, Charles
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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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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