Auction 116, Lot 876

"[Lot of 2] Alaskan Boundary Tribunal British Atlas Part 2 [and] ...Atlas of Award Part 3", U.S. Government

Subject: Atlases, Alaska and Canada

Period: 1904 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Doc. 162 Vol. 21, 58th Cong., 2nd Session

Color: Printed Color

16.3 x 19 inches
41.4 x 48.3 cm

This lot consists of the last two folio atlas volumes of three. Volume II contains 37 mostly historical maps beginning with four charts from 1798 by Vancouver and ending with the 1895 S.E. Alaska British Commission Map. Volume III has twenty-five sectional charts "showing the line fixed by the tribunal." Hardbound in calf and marbled paper. The Alaska boundary dispute of 1903 concerned the southernmost portion of Alaska and its border with Canada. Although seemingly insignificant today, it was a hotly debated issue in its time. These two volumes are a fascinating historical record of this dispute and a terrific set of maps.


Condition: A

Contents are very good to fine. The covers are only good with rubbing and abrading and some fading or soiling to marbled paper.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/20/2006