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Uria Carbo.
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Uria Carbo.

By MURRE)

[ 1860].. Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 9 x 7 inches on sheet 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Handcolored lithograph apparently from Baird, Cassin and Lawrence's "Birds of North America". This is plate XCVII depicting a variety of murre standing waterside. Many of the plates in this work were originally published in the Pacific Railroad Surveys, but this in NOT one of them. Lithographed by Bowen & Co. .

$35.00

Untitled.
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Untitled.

By BIRDS OF PREY - HAWK?)

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. Ca. 1859.. Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 9 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet 11 x 9 inches. Very lightest offsetting, generally very good. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 III from an unidentified volume, depicting a bird of prey perched on a branch. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 32nd. Parallel (West). .

$65.00

Poylimbus lineatus.  Lineated Diver.
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Poylimbus lineatus. Lineated Diver.

By CALIFORNIA - DIVER)

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. Light overall toning to paper, very good condition. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 marked plate IX, depicting a bird with large webbed feet in a grassy landscape. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird. The region noted at the top left of this plate is California and Oregon. .

$65.00

Untitled
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Untitled

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. Light offset, few small marks. 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 XXVIII from volume XII, part 2, depicting two small birds on separate branches. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 47th Parallel / 32nd. Parallel (East). .

$25.00

Buteo Oxypterus, Cassin.
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Buteo Oxypterus, Cassin.

By BIRDS OF PREY - HAWK)

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. Very good, clean condition. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 XV from volume X, depicting a hawk perched on a branch. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is the 32nd. Parallel (East). This specimen was collected in the area of Fort Fillmore (New Mexico, about 36 miles above El Paso, Texas). .

$65.00

Podiceps Occidentalis.
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Podiceps Occidentalis.

By GREBE - WESTERN)

Ca. 1860.. Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 9 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Light soiling at lower margins, just a couple of light spots in image, otherwise clean and bright. This beautiful lithograph of a grebe is marked at top left "U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys - 47th Parallel" and at top right "Birds - Plate XXXVIII". It was lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. Philadelphia. .

$65.00

Chordeiles Henryi,  Cassin.
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Chordeiles Henryi, Cassin.

By WESTERN NIGHTHAWK)

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. 1859.. Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 6 3/4 x 9 inches on sheet 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Very good condition; binding holes in top margin. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 XVII from volume X, depicting a brown and black bird (a western nighthawk of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas?) perched on a branch. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 38th, 39th and 41st Parallels. .

$45.00

Untitled.

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. .

$35.00

Pipilo Abertii, Baird.
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Pipilo Abertii, Baird.

By FINCH)

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. Very good, clean condition; binding holes in left margin just outside neat line. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 XXX from volume X, depicting a grey/brown and orange bird with white breast (Albert's finch of the southwest / New Mexico area) perched on a branch. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 35th Parallel. .

$45.00

Podiceps Californicus. Young California Grebe
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Podiceps Californicus. Young California Grebe

By CALIFORNIA - GREBE)

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. Very good condition. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 marked plate VIII, depicting a black winged, white breasted bird in a grassy landscape with water foreground. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird. The region noted at the top left of this plate is California. .

$65.00

Pipilo Mesoleucus, Baird.
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Pipilo Mesoleucus, Baird.

By TOWHEE)

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. Very good, clean condition; binding holes in left margin just outside neat line. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 XXIX from volume X, depicting a grey bird with orange and white breast (a variety of Towhee?) perched on a branch. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 35th Parallel. .

$45.00

Psaltriparus Plumbeus / Polioptila Plumbua.
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Psaltriparus Plumbeus / Polioptila Plumbua.

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. Very good condition; binding holes in left margin just outside neat line. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 XXXIII from volume X, depicting 2 grey birds with white breasts perched on a branch and details of 2 heads and a tail (from the Colorado River area). The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 35th Parallel. .

$45.00

Strepsilas melanocephala.
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Strepsilas melanocephala.

By CALIFORNIA)

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. Light overall toning to the paper, couple of tiny spots, generally very good. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 marked plate VII, depicting a black and white bird in a grassy landscape with water background. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is California. .

$45.00

Buteo Swainsoni, Bonaparte.  Swainson's Buzzard / Western Red-Tailed Hawk.
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Buteo Swainsoni, Bonaparte. Swainson's Buzzard / Western Red-Tailed Hawk.

By BIRDS OF PREY - HAWK)

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. 1859.. Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 9 x 6 3/4 inches on sheet 11 x 7 1/2 inches. Very good, clean condition, 1/4 inch margin at left. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 XII from volume X, depicting a hawk perched on a branch. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird. The region noted at the top left of this plate is the 38th, 39th, 41st. Parallel. It is described as being abundant in the Rockies. .

$35.00

Atthis Costae, Reich.
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Atthis Costae, Reich.

By HUMMINGBIRDS)

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. Very good, clean condition; binding holes in left margin just outside neat line. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 XIX from volume X, depicting 3 green hummingbirds with white breasts, 2 with red heads (Coste's hummingbirds of the California / New Mexico areas), 2 in the air and one perched on a branch. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 35th Parallel. .

$65.00

Podiceps Californicus. Young California Grebe.
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Podiceps Californicus. Young California Grebe.

By CALIFORNIA - GREBE)

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. Very good condition. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 marked plate VIII, depicting a black winged, white breasted bird in a grassy landscape with water foreground. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird. The region noted at the top left of this plate is California and Oregon. .

$65.00

Grus Fraterculus, Cassin. Little Crane.
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Grus Fraterculus, Cassin. Little Crane.

By CRANE)

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. 1859.. Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 9 x 6 1/2 inches on sheet 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Narrow left margin with chip and small crease not affecting image; image clean and bright. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 XXXVII from volume X, depicting an elegant crane in a landscape with water in the background. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 35th Parallel. .

$35.00

Tryngites Rufescens.  (Buff-breasted Sandpiper?)
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Tryngites Rufescens. (Buff-breasted Sandpiper?)

By SANDPIPER)

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. Ca. 1859.. Lithograph, hand colored, image area approximately 6 3/4 x 9 inches on sheet 11 x 8 inches. Narrow top margin (1/8 inch); couple of tiny spots, overall very clean. 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 VI from an unknown volume, depicting a brown toned bird with long legs. The region noted at the top left of this plate is California. .

$55.00

Poylimbus lineatus.  Lineated Diver.
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Poylimbus lineatus. Lineated Diver.

By CALIFORNIA - DIVER)

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. Light overall toning to paper, very good condition. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 marked plate IX, depicting a bird with large webbed feet in a grassy landscape. The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird. The region noted at the top left of this plate is California. .

$45.00

Eremophila / Cornuta / Boie
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Eremophila / Cornuta / Boie

By SKYLARK)

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. Two tears just into image (1/2 inside neat line), 1/2 inch margins. An exceptionally fine handcolored lithograph 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 XXXII from volume X, depicting a brown and orange bird with white breast and black areas on face and neck (a variety of skylark?). The Latin name given is the contemporary name for this bird; no common name is given. The region noted at the top left of this plate is 38th, 39th and 41st Parallels. .

$25.00

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