From the sketchbook of paulus roetter (1806 - 1894)

Preliminary drawings and finished engravings from
The Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey (1859)
and Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, (1856)

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sketch of Cereus greggii
engraving of Cereus greggii

Sketch for the preparation of Plate No. 63 Cereus greggii for U.S.-Mexican Boundary Survey

sketch of Cereus greggii
engraving of Cereus greggii

Sketch for the preparation of Plate No. 8 Mamillaria wrightii for U.S.-Mexican Boundary Survey

sketch of
engraving of Cereus giganteus

Sketch for the preparation of Plate No. 62 Cereus giganteus for U.S.-Mexican Boundary Survey

sketch of
engraving of Echinocactus species

Sketch for the preparation of Plate No. III Echinocactus species for Pacific Railroad Survey Report

sketch of Opuntia species
engraving of Opuntia species

Sketch for the preparation of Plate No. XVII Opuntia species for Pacific Railroad Survey Report


Images of preliminary sketches courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden www.botanicus.org
Images of finished engravings courtesy of Cactuspro www.cactuspro.com/biblio