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. Three pinhead-sized spots in image, very light soiling at lower right margin, generally very good. One of the exceptionally fine handcolored lithographs 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 V from an unidentified volume, depicting a bird which is greyish black on top with greyish white breast and red flash to the wing, perched on a branch. Ash-throated flycatcher has been pencilled on the back of the print. The region noted at the top left of this plate is California. Item #33404