Auction 140, Lot 253

"[Lot of 2] Map of the Northern Part of the State of Maine and the Adjacent British Provinces… [and] Extract from a Map of the British and French Dominions in the North America by Jno. Mitchell", U.S. Government

Subject: Maine

Period: 1838 (published)

Publication: Sen. Doc. 502, 25th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 15.3 inches
41.9 x 38.9 cm

The first map details the boundary dispute between the United States and Great Britain relating to Maine. Hand coloring is used to show the boundary as claimed by the United States and by Great Britain, with a third line labeled "that of the Arbiter" which closely corresponds to Maine's present-day border with Canada. A table gives the major points of contention in this border dispute. Another table names land grants belonging to six land holders. The second map (13.3 x 13") was included in the same Senate report for historical purposes. It was extracted from Mitchell's map of 1755 by W.J. Stone. Both maps are still bound into the original 16 pp. report.

References: Claussen & Friis #223; Phillips (M) p. 384.

Condition: B+

<i>Map of the Northern Part...</i> has light offsetting and a hint of toning with a binding trim at left. <i>Extract from a Map...</i> also has light offsetting and toning with a binding tear at right that extends 0.5" into the image. Both issued folding.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012