Plate IV. Picea Grandis [Grand Fir]; USPRR Exp & Surveys. California & Oregon. R. S. Williamson, Henry L. Abbot.

Plate IV. Picea Grandis [Grand Fir]; USPRR Exp & Surveys. California & Oregon

Washington DC: Washington DC, A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1853-59. First printing. Single sheet matted in Neutral Rag Board & backing. Near Fine original lithotint. Light toning to edges. Image clean. Large Octavo (8.5 x 10.75 inches).
From US Pacific Railroad Surveys: Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable & Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, an early depiction of a North American conifer first described by Scottish botanist David Douglas (1799-1834).
Funded by the US government, these reports were produced to determine possible routes for transcontinental travel and contained the greatest wealth of topographical and natural history discovery of the Western United States during the nineteenth century. Near Fine. Item #7199

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