Engraved woodblock of a "Bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon"

Engraved woodblock of a "Bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon"

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Description
This engraved woodblock of “Bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon" was prepared by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887) and the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the print was published in 1875 as as Figure 72 (p.187) in Report of the Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, under the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by John Wesley Powell (1834-1902).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
block
block, engraved wood
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
1875
publisher
Bureau of American Ethnology
printer
Government Printing Office
author
Powell, John Wesley
graphic artist
Nichols, H. H.
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
engraving (overall production method/technique)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.2 cm x 15.1 cm x 2.4 cm; 4 in x 5 15/16 in x 15/16 in
ID Number
1980.0219.0467
accession number
1980.0219
catalog number
1980.0219.0467
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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