Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. 1859.
Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 9 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Two tears just into image (1/2 inside neat line), 1/2 inch margins. 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 XXXII from volume X, depicting a brown and orange bird with white breast and black areas on face and neck (a variety of skylark?). 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 38th, 39th and 41st Parallels. Item #33342