Drawings of Balistoids

ID: SIA RU007186

Creator: Drayton, Joseph

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1838-1842

Citation: United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

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Abstract

The 19 hand drawn sketches and and colored illustrations are of Balistoid fish that were collected or observed in Samoa during the US Exploring Expedition, 1838 - 1842. Illustrations (sketches, watercolors, and drawings) were created by Joseph Drayton. The sketches were created in preparation for the colored drawings. Sketches include notes about colors and physical appearance. Detailed drawings that appear ready for publication were created by John H. Richard.

Date Range

1838-1842

Start Date

1838

End Date

1842

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Topic

Ichthyology

Place

Samoa Islands

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

19 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 6 Folder 7