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Original artist:
Cassin, John  Search this
Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Author:
Beckwith, Edward Griffin  Search this
Printer:
Nicholson, A. O. P.  Search this
Graphic artist:
Bowen & Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 cm x 23.6 cm; 7 1/16 in x 9 5/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Hand-Color Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date on report:
1854
Date printed in book:
1859
Description:
This lithograph of “Buteo calurus [Cassin]," now "Buteo jamaicensis calurus" or Red–tailed hawk, was drawn by an unknown artist and printed as Plate XIV 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 Lieut. E. G. Beckwith, Third Artillery, upon Explorations for a Railroad Route, near the 38th and 39th Parallels of North Latitude, by Captain J. W. Gunnison, Corps of Topographical Engineers, and near the Forty–First Parallel of North Latitude, by Lieut. E. G. Beckwith, Third Artillery.” Though the zoological report was prepared by 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.16332.017
Accession number:
1930.110179
Catalog number:
16332.017
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-0de7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1318535