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Auction 88, Lot 414

"Alaskan Boundary Tribunal Atlas",

Subject: Atlas

Period: 1903 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

15 x 18 inches
38.1 x 45.7 cm
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Atlas accompanied the case of the United States before the Tribunal in London under the provisions of the treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain, Jan. 24, 1903. Contains 25 maps of Alaska. These maps include reproductions of historical maps from noted cartographers such as Arrowsmith, Tanner, Brue, and Vancouver, as well as new maps prepared by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Included is a two page pamphlet with the text of the Decision of the Alaska Boundary Tribunal, with a map showing the final boundary from Mt. St. Elias to Cape Muzon. The Alaska boundary dispute occurred in 1903, between the U.S. and Canada. The area disputed was the Southernmost portion of Alaska. Although seemingly insignificant today, it was a hotly debated issue in its time that threatened Can-Am relations. A fascinating historical record. Cloth covered boards with spine nearly gone. Ex-libris with end-papers stamped of Louisiana State University. Maps slightly toned, else very fine.


Condition: B

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 10/2/1999