Three (3) albums containing sixty-four (64) total bird prints, by John Cassin and Bowen. 1st-2nd items: Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practical and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made Under the Direction 1853-56, Volume X-XII. Drawn by John Cassin (1813-1869), lithographed by John T. Bowen, printed by A. O. P. Nicholson, Washington, 1859-60. Two (2) albums containing thirty-nine (39) colored lithographic plates of birds. Includes Plates I-XXXVIII, with a duplicate of Plate VII – Black Turnstone, printed copy of the title page to Vol. X, a printed biography of John Cassin, two copes of a printed list with the numbers and titles of each plate, one letter, and two copies of receipts from Richard Fitch, Santa Fe, NM. Plates and contents housed in plastic sleeves in two (2) hard bound faux navy leather albums. Plates approximately 11" H x 8 1/8" W. Albums – 12 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W x 1 1/4" D. 3rd item: One (1) album containing twenty-five (25) colored lithographic plates of Birds of the Boundary from the Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior by William H. Emory, Major First Cavalry and United States Commissioner, Vol. II. Lithographed by Bowen and Company, printed by Cornelius Wendell, Washington, 1859. Includes Plates I-XXV and printed copies of the title page and half title page. Plates and contents housed in plastic sleeves in one hard bound burgundy faux leather album. Plates approximately 11 3/8" H x 8 5/8" W. CONDITION: Plates in overall good condition with foxing spots, toning. Albums in very good condition.
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