Washington, D.C. U.S. Government. Ca. 1859.
Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 9 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet 11 x 8 inches. Few pinhead-sized spots in image, light overall toning to sheet, otherwise 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 IV from an unknown volume, depicting two small birds (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2) on a branch. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 32nd. Parallel. Item #33405