Lithograph of bird species "Centurus uropygialis"

Description
This lithograph of “Centurus uropygialis [Baird]”, now "Melanerpes uropygialis" or the Gila woodpecker, was drawn by an unknown artist. It was printed as Plate XXXVI in the zoological report of volume X 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, “Report of Exploration for a Railway Route (near the thirty–fifth Parallel of North Latitude) from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, by Lieutenant A. W. Whipple, Corps of Topographical Engineers; assisted by Lieutenant J.C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers.” Though the zoological report was ready in 1853–1854, the volume was not printed until 1859 by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington, D.C.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Lithograph
Lithograph
date of book publication
1859
1859
author
Whipple, Amiel Weeks
Ives, Joseph Christmas
Kennerley, Caleb Burwell Rowan
original artist or graphic artist
unknown
publisher
U.S. War Department
printer
Nicholson, A. O. P.
publisher
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command
original artist
Mollhausen, H. B.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.8 cm x 24.5 cm; 7 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in
location of book publication
United States: District of Columbia
ID Number
GA*16332.089
catalog number
16332.089
accession number
1930.110179
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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