1884 Wood Engraving Mammoth Arctic Exploration Schumachov Adams Dog Sleigh XGZC7


This is an original 1884 black and white in-text wood engraving that depicts a Tungusic man named Ossip Schumachoff arriving at the death site of a giant, frozen mammoth. It was common for the peoples of Siberia and other arctic regions to cut off mammoth parts and sell them, so by the time Russian explorer Mikhail Adams arrived to collect the remains it was suspiciously missing both of its tusks.


This 127+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 3.5 inches; 10 x 9 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: natural history, Evenki