Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. 1859.
Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 9 1/4 x 7 inches on sheet 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Binding holes and vertical creasing to left margin, outside image area; small chip to lower right corner; very light streak at center right, from tail of crane to sheet edge; some tiny spots within image area; good condition overall. Image bright and very attractive. 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 XXXVII from volume X, depicting an elegant crane in a landscape with water in the background. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 35th Parallel. Item #33310