Auction 119, Lot 209

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

Subject: Missouri and Iowa

Period: 1839 (published)

Publication: H.R. Doc. 128, 25th Congres, 3rd Session

Color: Black & White

28.8 x 17.8 inches
73.2 x 45.2 cm

A first edition of this most interesting map that shows the disputed boundaries between Missouri and Iowa, including a related dispute over the Half Breeds Boundary for a tract of land between the Mississippi and 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 Platt District annexation of 1836 is also delineated. Drawn by George A. Leakin and lithographed by W.J. Stone and signed in the stone "Albert Miller Comr. for U. States." It was also published in a letter from the Secretary of State from the December 31, 1842 report titled the "Northern Boundary of Missouri."

References: Claussen & Friis #300.

Condition: B

Fine impression printed on sound paper with full margins. Folding as issued. Fine less some light scattered foxing, most along right border.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/9/2007