Auction 111, Lot 758

"Northern Boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of Ghent", U.S. Government

Subject: Atlases - Treaty of Ghent

Period: 1891 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
24 x 16 inches
61 x 40.6 cm

A collection of 28 charts delineating the Treaty of Ghent. All maps are dated 1818-19 but these are reprints by U.S. Light-House Board, U.S. Navy, November 1891. Republished by permission of the U.S. State Department. Held in a paper cover with original blue paper label. All maps sized 24" x 16".

The Treaty of Ghent, signed in 1814, was an agreement ending the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. It resulted in the British abandoning their demands to control the Great Lakes and create a Native American state under their control in the region northwest of the Ohio River. The treaty restored territory taken by either party and is generally considered a diplomatic victory for the young United States. The Sixth Article of the treaty required the creation of a commission to study the remaining boundary issues between the United States and Canada. These maps are the result of the commission's efforts. A scarce issue.

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Condition: B

Charts are generally very good with the first and last few being soiled and/or with rough margins. Cover is very rough at edges with extensive tears and chipping.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/8/2005

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