Drawings of Pomocentroids

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The 27 hand drawn illustrations of Pomocentroids were created by Joseph Drayton and John Richard of fish observed or collected during the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Some were created during and others after. Includes sketches with varying levels of detail. Some are initial sketches, others preparations for publication. Information includes scientific name, sometimes location, creator, date, and notes. Locations noted include Oahu, Otahuti (New Zealand), Fiji, Valparaiso, Callao, Rid de Janeiro, and Samoa.

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  • Callao
  • Fiji
  • Samoa Islands
  • Otahuti
  • Oahu
  • Janeiro, Rio de


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

27 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 Folder 28