Chromolithograph of "Metamorphic Rocks-Borders of the Desert"

Description
This chromolithograph of “Metamorphic Rocks — Borders of the Desert” was originally drawn by William P. Blake (1826–1910), the mineralogist and geologist of the expedition. It was printed as "Geology Plate XIII" in the geological report of volume V of Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, “Routes in California, to Connect with the Routes near the Thirty–Fifth and Thirty–Second Parallels, Explored by Lieutenant R. S. Williamson, Corps of Topographical Engineers, in 1853” by William P. Blake. The volume was printed in 1857 by Beverley Tucker in Washington, D.C.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Chromolithograph
date made
1856
publisher
U.S. War Department
printer
Tucker, Beverley
graphic artist
unknown
original artist
Blake, William Phipps
author
Blake, William Phipps
Williamson, Robert Stockton
publisher
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command
original artist
Koppel, Charles
Physical Description
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements
overall: 20.7 cm x 29.9 cm; 8 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
GA*10729.37
accession number
1918.62261
subject
Art
Communications
Government, Politics, and Reform
Measuring & Mapping
Military
Natural Resources
Science & Mathematics
Transportation
Survey Prints
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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