Antique Map Auction Sale No. 109 - closed 12/1/2004
Complete and matching set of all six maps, each sized as above, published by the United States Northern Boundary Commission. In 1872 Congress authorized a survey to determine and mark the U.S. - Canadian Boundary line along the 49th parallel. The survey accurately determined the boundary, and added very detailed topographical features in a 5-mile wide strip along the line. Excellent detail of rivers, towns and forts, springs, and topographical data. Locates the Blackfoot Indian Agency, Ft. Shaw, Ft. Benton, River Crow Indian Agency, Ft. Belknap, Old Fr. Browning, Ft. Turnay, Ft. Peck, Ft. Hawley, Ft. Buford, Ft. Berthold, Ft. Stevenson, Ft. Totten, Ft. Pembina, and Ft. Garry (Canada), plus numerous trading posts, Indian villages, and much more. The survey was completed in 1875 and published by Archibald Campbell and William Twining in 1878. Fine set of seven lithographed maps in remarkable condition.