Lithograph of bird species "Buteo elegans"

Lithograph of bird species "Buteo elegans"

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Description
This hand–colored lithograph of “Buteo elegans [Cassin],” now "Buteo lineatus elegans" or Red–shouldered hawk, was drawn by an unknown artist. It was printed as Plate II 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 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.” Though the zoological report was ready in 1853, volume X 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
Hand-Color Lithograph
date of book publication
1859
publisher
U.S. War Department
printer
Nicholson, A. O. P.
publisher
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command
author
Williamson, Robert Stockton
Heerman, Dr. A. L.
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia
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
ID Number
GA.16332.067
catalog number
16332.067
accession number
1930.110179
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Data Source
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