Chromolithograph of "Great Basin from the Summit of Tejon Pass"

Chromolithograph of "Great Basin from the Summit of Tejon Pass"

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Description
This chromolithograph of “Great Basin from the Summit of Tejon Pass” was originally drawn by William P. Blake (1826–1910), the mineralogist and geologist of the expedition. It was printed as "Geology, Plate V" in the geological report of the second part 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” written 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
Tinted Lithograph
date made
1856
publisher
U.S. War Department
printer
Tucker, Beverley
author
Williamson, Robert Stockton
original artist
Koppel, Charles
Koppel, Charles
graphic artist
unknown
publisher
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command
original artist
Koppel, Charles
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements
overall: 29.8 cm x 23.2 cm; 11 3/4 in x 9 1/8 in
ID Number
GA.10729.33
accession number
1918.62261
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Data Source
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