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1850s Hand Colored Stone Lithographs of Birds of the West

Abert's Towhee

On the top margin this print says "U. S. P. R. R. Exp. & Surveys --- 35th Parallel"  and  "Birds - -- Plate XXX."

An excerpt from 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" which is attached to the back of the matted print says that this specimen was captured on February 6, 1854 at Bill Williams' Fork in New Mexico. It also notes,

Their motions were very rapid and their note was a peculiar, loud, chattering sound, sharp but not disagreeable. After leaving the Great Colorado we did not see it again.

This comes matted in the same manner as the other bird lithographs in the series.

Price: $50

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