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Lot 0037 Details

Description
TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'North America British possessions'
Vancouver Island is marked with its original European name of "Quadra and Vancouver Island", reflecting the territorial claims at the time of both Spain and Great Britain; the British did not establish a colony on the island until 1843, shortly after publication of the map. Although not coloured, what was then the border between the United States and British North America (now Canada) is marked by a dotted line along the 49th parallel as far west as the Rocky Mountain, from there it follows the Rocky Mountains North to approximately the 54th parallel, including the southern part of the modern province of British Columbia. This reflected the US territorial claim of the time, while the British wanted a border that followed the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. This dispute was resolved in the Oregon Treaty of 1846, which established the 49th parallel as the boundary through the Rockies. That the border was not coloured on the map presumably reflected its unresolved nature at the time. The borders marked on the map also predate the WebsterAshburton Treaty of 1842 which resolved the dispute known as the Aroostook War over the boundary between Maine on the one hand, and New Brunswick and the Province of Canada on the other. The treaty redefined the border between New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York on the one hand, and the Province of Canada on the other, resolving the Indian Stream dispute and the Fort Blunder dilemma at the outlet to Lake Champlain.
The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below
DATE PRINTED: 1842
IMAGE SIZE: Approx 44.5 x 55.0cm, 17.5 x 21.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.
TYPE: Antique 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring
CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.
AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.
VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain
FOLDING: This is a folding map.
ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: William Home Lizars
PROVENANCE: "Lizars' Edinburgh Geographical General Atlas: containing maps of every Empire, State and Kingdom", Edinburgh; W.H. Lizars, 3, St James' Square; S. Highley, 32 Fleet Street, London; and W. Curry, Jun., & Co., Dublin

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