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Featherstonhaugh, James D., and Richard L. Mudge | The territory in dispute between Great Britain and the United States

Featherstonhaugh, James D., and Richard L. Mudge | The territory in dispute between Great Britain and the United States

Featherstonhaugh, James D., and Richard L. Mudge | The territory in dispute between Great Britain and the United States

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Featherstonhaugh, James D., and Richard L. Mudge

North American Boundary: Maps A and B, appended to the report of the British Commissioners, appointed in 1839, to survey and explore the Territory in dispute between the governments of Great Britain and the United States of America, under the second article of the Treaty of 1783. [printed label affixed to the slipcase]. [London]: Foreign Office, April 1840


Two maps engraved by James Wyld: Map A: Map of that Portion of Her Majesty's Colonies of New Brunswick and Lower Canada the Title to Which Is Disputed by the Government of the United States. Engraved folding map printed on two sheets joined, dissected into 16 parts and mounted on linen as issued, partially handcolored, edged in green cloth. — Map B: Referred to in the Report of Colonel Mudge and Mr. Featherstonhaugh, the Commissioners Appointed by the British Government to Explore and Survey the Territory in Dispute between Great Britain and the United States of America under the Second Article of the Treaty of 1783. 8 engraved maps printed on two sheets joined, dissected into 12 sections and mounted on linen as issued, partially colored in outline, edged in green cloth.


Rare case map.


"Territorial encroachments initiated by Maine on British lands in Aroostook culminated in 1839 with the menacing encampment of 10,000 Maine troops on British borders. General Winfield Scott was sent by the Federal Government to negotiate a truce with the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. Great Britain, now convinced of the gravity of the situation, authorized a boundary commission headed by Mudge and Featherstonhaugh. Their findings were incorporated into the Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842), which allowed for free navigation of the St. John River and rectified the boundaries at the head of the Connecticut River, the north end of Lake Champlain, in the Detroit River and at the head of Lake Superior" (Siebert).


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Phillips 603; Streeter sale 3706; Siebert sale 24

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