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Author:
Whipple, Amiel Weeks  Search this
Ives, Joseph Christmas  Search this
Kennerley, Caleb Burwell Rowan  Search this
Original artist or graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Nicholson, A. O. P.  Search this
Original artist:
Mollhausen, H. B.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18.8 cm x 24.5 cm; 7 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Hand-Color Lithograph
Hand-Color Lithograph
Location of book publication:
United States: District of Columbia
Date of book publication:
1859
1859
Description:
This lithograph of “Centurus uropygialis [Baird]”, now "Melanerpes uropygialis" or the Gila woodpecker, was drawn by an unknown artist. It was printed as Plate XXXVI in the zoological report of volume X of <I>Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean</I>, “Report of Exploration for a Railway Route (near the thirty–fifth Parallel of North Latitude) from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, by Lieutenant A. W. Whipple, Corps of Topographical Engineers; assisted by Lieutenant J.C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers.” Though the zoological report was ready in 1853–1854, the volume was not printed until 1859 by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington, D.C.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
GA.16332.089
Catalog number:
16332.089
Accession number:
1930.110179
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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