Auction 116, Lot 177

"Map Showing the Disputed Boundary of Missouri and Iowa", U.S. Government

Subject: Midwestern United States, Missouri, Iowa

Period: 1839 (published)

Publication: HR Doc. #128, 25th Cong. 3d Sess.

Color: Black & White

29.2 x 17.8 inches
74.2 x 45.2 cm

An interesting map that shows four versions of the disputed boundaries between Missouri and Iowa, including a related dispute over the Half Breeds Boundary for a tract of land between the Mississippi & Des Moines Rivers. Various versions of the two major lines, namely Brown's Line or Line claimed by Missouri and Old Indian Boundary or Sullivan's Line, are detailed. The Platte District annexation of 1836 is also delineated. Drawn by George A. Leakin. This is the first edition of the map, published in Lea's report of January 19, 1839. Signed in the plate by Albert Miller Lea Comr. for U. States. Engraved by W.J. Stone.

References: Claussen & Friis #300.

Condition: B

Folding as issued. Some light offsetting and light scattered foxing mostly in right portion and more visible on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/20/2006