Lithograph of bird species "Buteo calurus"

Description
This lithograph of “Buteo calurus [Cassin]," now "Buteo jamaicensis calurus" or Red–tailed hawk, was drawn by an unknown artist and printed as Plate XIV 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 Lieut. E. G. Beckwith, Third Artillery, upon Explorations for a Railroad Route, near the 38th and 39th Parallels of North Latitude, by Captain J. W. Gunnison, Corps of Topographical Engineers, and near the Forty–First Parallel of North Latitude, by Lieut. E. G. Beckwith, Third Artillery.” Though the zoological report was prepared by 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
Hand-Color Lithograph
date on report
1854
date printed in book
1859
publisher
U.S. War Department
author
Beckwith, Edward Griffin
publisher
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command
printer
Nicholson, A. O. P.
original artist and graphic artist
unknown
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 cm x 23.6 cm; 7 1/16 in x 9 5/16 in
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia
ID Number
GA*16332.017
accession number
1930.110179
catalog number
16332.017
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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