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Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Expedition leader:
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Author:
Blake, William Phipps  Search this
Original artist:
Blake, William Phipps  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 29.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Tinted Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1856
Description:
This chromolithograph of “Mirage on the Colorado Desert” was originally drawn by William P. Blake (1826–1910), the mineralogist and geologist of the expedition. It was printed as "Geology, Plate XII" in the geological report of the second part of volume V 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>, “Routes in California, to Connect with the Routes near the Thirty–Fifth and Thirty–Second Parallels, Explored by Lieutenant R. S. Williamson, Corps of Topographical Engineers, in 1853” by William P. Blake. The volume was printed in 1857 by Beverley Tucker in Washington, D.C.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Estate of Lt. Col. Edgar A. Mearns, USA (Ret.)
ID Number:
GA.10729.32
Accession number:
1918.62261
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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