Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. 1859.
Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 9 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet 11 x 7 1/2 inches. Very good, clean condition, 1/4 inch margin at left. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph issued in the "Reports of Explorations and Surveys, To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River To The Pacific Ocean" published by the U.S. Government. This is plate XII from volume X, depicting a hawk perched on a branch. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird. The region noted at the top left of this plate is the 38th, 39th, 41st. Parallel. It is described as being abundant in the Rockies. Item #33307