Auction 120, Lot 300

"Map of the Northern Part of the State of Maine and of the Adjacent British Provinces Shewing the Portion of that State to which Great Britain Lays Claim", Dashiell, S. L.

Subject: Maine

Period: 1830 (dated)

Publication: 25th Cong., 2d Sess. SD431.

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.3 x 16.5 inches
38.9 x 41.9 cm

An interesting map details the disputed boundary between the U.S. and Canada in northern Maine and shows early property grants. The northern boundary was finalized by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. The map does not show counties, but it names Mt. Katahdin, Sugarloaf Mt., Portland, Machias, and other points of reference within the new state. Published in the 1838 Congressional report.

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Condition: B+

Good impression with original outline color. The map has some soft creases, and some paper reinforcements of folds and a tiny tear on verso.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 7/18/2007

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