Drawings of beauty that became America’s West, cactus and all. Lithographic plates from the United States Army Corps of Engineers 1848 work “Notes of a military reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.”

"Valencia, New Mexico." 1848.
“Valencia, New Mexico.” Page 59. 1848. C. B. Graham, Washington, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n59
"View of the Copper Mine." Page 74.
“View of the Copper Mine.” Page 74. 1848. C. B. Graham, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n73
"Vegetation of the Gila." Page 104.
“Vegetation of the Gila.” Page 104. 1848. C. B. Graham, Washington, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n103
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“Chain of Natural Spires on the Gila.” Page 108. 1848. C. B. Graham, Washington, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n107
Caption not legible. Page 83.
Caption not legible. Page 83. 1848. C. B. Graham, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n82
"Cereus Giganteus." (Engleman, Appendix #2, continued).
“Cereus Giganteus.” (Engleman, Appendix #2, continued). Page 94. 1848. C. B. Graham, lithographer. Collections of the University of Michigan. Google, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ggFZAAAAMAAJ/page/n93

Look for more soon. 600 page book and I only got up to page 107.

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