Item : MAP 8a - Map showing the line of boundary between the United States and British possessions

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Map showing the line of boundary between the United States and British possessions

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  • Continuation of title: ...from the point where the 49th parallel of north latitude strikes the western coast of the continent "to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island and thence southerly through the middle of said channel" &c. to Fuca's Straits, in accordance with treaty of June 15th, 1846

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AM1594-: MAP 8a

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  • [1846?] (Publication)
    Bowen & Co.
    Philadelphia (Pa.)

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1 map : lithographic print, hand col., mounted on linen ; 78 x 96 cm

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Item is a map showing four proposed boundaries between the United States and British possessions in the Salish Sea region. The explanations of the lines read in part: "[1] Boundary line contemplated by the Treaty as shown by contemporaneous evidence; [2] Boundary line as claimed by the British Commissioner; [3] Boundary line proposed by the British Commissioner as a compromise ( . . . ); [4] Boundary line in accordance with the strict letter of the Treaty ( . . . ). Item also shows soundings, and the "track of steamers plying between Victoria and Fraser river since discovery of gold."

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The annotation on the folder that the map was previously housed in read: "Presented March 29th, 1955 by Donald Wesley Peck, former Lieut., R.C.N.R., pioneer, New Westminster, 159 West 47th Ave."




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  • Format: TIFF (LZW compressed)
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  • Box: 289-06-10