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Auction 104, Lot 158

"North America - West Coast: Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Channels Between the Continent & Vancouver Id. Showing the Boundary Line Between British & American Possessions", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Washington & British Columbia

Period: 1873 (dated)

Publication: HR misc doc 212, 53rd Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Hand Color

44.7 x 28.7 inches
113.5 x 72.9 cm
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From the Admiralty surveys by Capt. H. Kellett, R.N. 1847 and Capt. G.R. Richards, R.N. 1858-62. This uncommon map shows the U.S. boundary claim in the final chapter of the United States-British Boundary Dispute as settled in arbitration by the Kaiser in 1872, who ruled in favor of the U.S. claim. Fine detail throughout the San Juan Islands and the Strait.


Condition: B

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. A few splits at fold intersections and some toning, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/10/2003