Auction 154, Lot 95

"[Papers Relating to the Treaty of Washington with 18 Folding Maps] I. Memorial on the Canal de Haro as the Boundary Line of the United States of America, Presented in the Name of the American Government to His Majesty William I...", U.S. Government

Subject: Canada & United States, Alaska

Period: 1872 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5.9 x 9.1 inches
15 x 23.1 cm

This important document related to the Treaty of 1846 with Great Britain includes Part I. Memorial on the Canal de Haro as the Boundary Line of the United States of America, as presented by the American Plenipotentiary George Bancroft., pages 3-56 with 7 folding maps bound in; Part II. Case of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty, submitted to the Arbitration and Award of His Majesty the Emperor of Germany..., pages 57-119, with no maps; Part III. Reply of the United States to the Case of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty, Presented to His Majesty The Emporer of Germany, as Arbitrator..., pages 123-190, with one folding map, and one folding profile; Part IV. Northwest America Water Boundary. Second and Definitive Statement on behalf of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty..., pages 191-271, with no maps, and Part V. Correspondence pages 253-271 with ten folding maps.

The Treaty of 1846 with Great Britain did not establish a US-Great Britain boundary line between Vancouver Island and Washington Territory. The Emperor of Germany consented to arbitrate the respective claims. This volume contains the text of the memorial offered by the United States by George Bancroft, the text of the case presented by Great Britain, and the statement of award by the Emperor of Germany. 8vo, 271 pp. This complete example includes all maps and the profile from the treaty. Disbound.

References:

Condition: B+

Maps are very good to fine with some light staining along the upper fold of a few maps and very light toning along the folds. Text is clean and bright.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/16/2015

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