BeeCreekBooks is taking a short break
Note from seller

Our shop is closed until May 30, 2018. We look forward to doing business with you when we return.

Western Grebe - Longnecked Grebe - Birds - Ca. 1860 United States Pacific Railroad Survey Expedition Lithograph

Sold by BeeCreekBooks
+ $3.00 shipping
+ $3.00 shipping


Item details

Podiceps Occidentalis - Longnecked Grebe or Western Grebe
U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys - 47th Parallels
Birds -- Plate XXXVIII
Lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co., Philadelphia
Measures 8 1/4" x 11 1/2"

Condition: Edges are browning, some small foxing spots or ink spots. Bottom edge has some minor chipping. Faded stain of text from previous page is apparent over image. Back of plate has name of bird written in pencil, some foxing and small ink spots.

Disbound lithograph from the United States Pacific Railroad Survey Expedition titled "Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economic Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean." The volumes were published between 1855 and 1861 and are considered the most important source of information on Western geography and history, mainly due to the lithographs of scenery, native inhabitants, fauna and flora.

Charming image ready for framing!


To see other USPRR lithographs for sale:

Don't forget to visit my Etsy store:

No reviews yet

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code

Our packages are shipped via USPS Media Mail, which takes anywhere from 4-14 days to deliver. International packages are shipped USPS First Class International Mail. If you would like to expedite the delivery by USPS Priority Mail or UPS, please let us know.

The fees for shipping and handling are:
* Within the United States: $3.00 for the first item, $1.00 for additional items
* International: Depends on weight and location, please inquire when placing the order
* Insurance is not required, but can be included for an additional fee, if desired


Bee Creek Books accepts PayPal for all credit card purchases. Please note you do not need a PayPal account when you complete your transaction. We also accept personal checks, cashier's checks and money orders, but we do not ship until the check has officially cleared the bank.

PLEASE NOTE: New Jersey customers will be expected to pay 6.625% sales tax on the order (sorry, fellow Jersey folks).

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
We want you to be happy with your purchase from Bee Creek Books. Your satisfaction is our priority! Orders may be returned within 10 days and in the same condition as received. If you are not pleased with your purchase, please contact Bee Creek Books before returning the item.

You are responsible for the cost of shipping, handling and insurance for the return. Bee Creek Books is not responsible for damages that occur during the return shipping process, so please pack carefully. We highly recommend insuring your return for the full retail price of the item(s).

If we have made an obvious mistake in the description of the item, we will refund the cost of return shipping.