Lithograph of bird species "Carpodacus cassinii and Melospiza fallax"

Description
This lithograph of “Carpodacus cassinii [Baird] and Melospiza fallax [Baird];” now "Carpodacus cassinii" (Cassin’s finch) and "Melospiza melodia fallax" (Song sparrow) was drawn by an unknown artist. It was printed as Plate XXVII 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; assissted 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
date of section
1853-1854
date of book publication
1859
printer
Nicholson, A. O. P.
author
Whipple, Amiel Weeks
Ives, Joseph Christmas
Kennerley, Caleb Burwell Rowan
original artist or graphic artist
unknown
publisher
U.S. War Department
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command
original artist
Mollhausen, H. B.
Mollhausen, H. B.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 cm x 23.8 cm; 7 1/16 in x 9 3/8 in
location of book publication
United States: District of Columbia
ID Number
GA*16332.081
catalog number
16332.081
accession number
1930.110179
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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