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Gillis, J.M Lieut

In 1849 the Californian gold rush started and the US Navy mounted a 4 year long, ambitious expedition to the southern hemisphere. The expedition had been requested by the US Congress and had a wide ranging scientific objectives. For example, measuring how gravity varied with distance from the earth's centre by taking instruments to the high altitudes in the mountainous Andes. During their leisure hours, the expedition was encouraged to observe interesting plants and animals. The artists involved drew these and on their return hand colored lithographs were made to document their discoveries.

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Fine art print featuring Black-chinned Siskin (Chrysomitris marginalis).Inspired by a lithograph mad..
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Fine art print featuring a Blue-necked Tanager and a Golden-hooded Tanager (Calliste cyanicollis and..
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Fine art print featuring a Brazilian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus).Inspired by a lithograph ..
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Fine art print featuring a Chilean Blackbird (Psaracolius curaeus).Inspired by a lithograph made in ..
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Fine art print featuring a Dusky Tapaculo (Ericornis melanura and Scytalopus fuscus)Inspired by a li..
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Fine art print featuring a Falcon (Falco nigriceps).Inspired by a lithograph made in 1849 by J.M. Li..
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Fine art print featuring Peruvian Tanagers (Calliste gyroloides and desmarestii).Inspired by a litho..
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Fine art print featuring a Rufouse-bellied Euphunia and a Blue-crowned Chlorophonia (Euphunia rufive..
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Fine art print featuring a Yellow-winged Blackbird and a Red-breasted Blackbird (Agelaius thilius an..
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Fine art print featuring Barnacle Geese (Bernicla antarctica).Inspired by a lithograph made in 1849 ..
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Fine art print featuring Crestless Ducks (Fuligula metopias).Inspired by a lithograph made in 1849 b..
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Fine art print featuring Magellan Geese (Bernicla magellanica)Inspired by a lithograph made in 1849 ..
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Fine art print featuring a South American Black-headed Duck (Anas melanocephala).Inspired by a litho..
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Fine art print featuring South American Teal (Querquedula greccoides).Inspired by a lithograph made ..
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Fine art print featuring a Yellow-crowned Amazon Parrot (Psittacus ochrocephalus).Inspired by a lith..
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