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Auction 185, Lot 294

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

Subject: Maine

Period: 1838 (published)

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


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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 slightly smaller map was included in the same Senate report for historical purposes. It was extracted from Mitchell's map of 1755 by W.J. Stone.

A. 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..., by S.L. Dashiell, dated 1830, hand color (15.1 x 16.4"). Condition: Issued folding with light toning, faint offsetting, and a couple of tiny holes at top right only visible when held to light.

B. Extract from a Map of the British and French Dominions in North America by Jno. Mitchell, black & white (13.2 x 13.5"). Condition: Issued folding with faint scattered foxing.

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

Condition: B+

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Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/17/2021