Pacific Railroad Surveys

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English: Pacific Railroad Surveys — done 1853 to 1855 exploring routes for the First Transcontinental Railroad.
  • Surveys include one volume with bird art, included here: United States Department of the Interior, Reports of Exploration and Surveys,... for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean...Volume X... Report(s) on Birds Collected on the Survey, Washington: 1859.
  • Contained more than thirty hand-colored lithographs of birds and scenery. The plates of birds in this work are very similar to those of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey.
  • The zoology material was edited by Spencer Fullerton Baird.

The Surveys[edit]

Maps of the Surveys[edit]


Birds of the Surveys[edit]