Engraved printing plate "Ichthyology, Pl."

Engraved printing plate "Ichthyology, Pl."

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Description (Brief)
This engraved printing plate was prepared to print an image showing four fish species in the never published Volume 21-22, Ichthyology, part of the series of publications the "United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842." The plate images were engraved by W. H. Dougal after Joseph Drayton.
Description
William H. Dougal (1822–1895) of New York and Washington, D.C., (after 1844) engraved this copper printing plate depicting four species of fish documented by the U.S. Exploring Expedition. The illustrations were to be published in Volumes XXII and XXIII, Ichthyology, by Louis Agassiz. Dougal engraved 26 of the 28 plates for this volume which was never printed.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
plate, printing
Object Type
Engraving
Date made
1849
1862
publisher
Wilkes, Charles
original artist
Drayton, Joseph
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
author
Agassiz, Louis
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 43.3 cm x 28.6 cm; 17 1/16 in x 11 1/4 in
ID Number
1999.0145.435
accession number
1999.0145
catalog number
1999.0145.435
U.S. Exploring Expedition
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