Lithograph of bird species "Buteo elegans"

Description (Brief):

This colored lithograph of Buteo elegans [Cassin] (Red-shouldered Hawk) is believed to have been drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock (ca 1822-ca 1906), lithographed by Bowen & Company of Philadelphia (ca 1840-1870), and likely hand colored by Bowen firm colorists or Lavinia Bowen (ca 1820- ca 1872).

Description (Brief)

The image was published as Plate II in the Zoological Report, Volume X, Part IV, No. 2 in A. L. Heermann's "Report Upon the Birds Collected on the Survey (between San Francisco and Fort Yuma, California)", following page 80. The report was published in the larger volume “Report of Explorations in California for Railroad Routes to Connect with the Routes near the 35th and 32nd Parallels of North Latitude" by Lieutenant R. S. Williamson, Corps of Topographical Engineers. The volume was printed in 1859 by Beverly Tucker of Washington, D.C.

Date Of Book Publication: 1859

Publisher: U.S. War DepartmentPrinter: Nicholson, A. O. P.Publisher: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic CommandAuthor: Williamson, Robert StocktonHeerman, Dr. A. L.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.16332.067Catalog Number: 16332.067Accession Number: 1930.110179

Object Name: printObject Type: Hand-Color LithographHand-Color Lithograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18.6 cm x 24.1 cm; 7 5/16 in x 9 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_1320024

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