Washington, D.C. 1904. Three volumes. Titlepage, two preliminary leaves and forty-eight maps (eight double-page, some colored lithograph); titlepage, contents leaf, plus thirty-seven colored lithograph maps (ten double-page); titlepage plus twenty-five colored lithograph maps (twenty-two double- page). Folio. Antique-style three-quarter leather and marbled boards, preserving original gilt leather cover labels, spines gilt. Minor edge wear. Light dampstain near bottom gutter of second volume, else internally clean and quite nice. Very good. Item #WRCAM50738
The American Senate edition of the three substantial and important atlases issued by the Boundary Tribunal, tasked with making the final determination of the Alaska-Canada boundary lines. The first two atlases present historical maps reproduced as evidence for each side's position, naturally providing a wealth of information on the cartography of the Northwest. The first part consists of maps detailing the American claims to the Alaskan boundary line. Notable mapmakers include Arrowsmith, Tanner, and Greenhow, with some produced in England during the early years of the American republic. Includes maps printed in St. Petersburg, Augsburg, Paris, Madrid, and Toronto. The second part contains maps detailing the British case in the arbitration with the United States over the Alaskan boundary. Many of the maps are earlier historically important works by Vancouver, Bouchette, Arrowsmith, Langsdorff, etc. A boundary was established by a six-member tribunal of British, Canadian, and United States representatives. The third atlas presents the modern mapping of the border, the first accurate mapping of the interior region through which the boundary passes, and details the complex boundary established by a six-member tribunal of British, Canadian, and United States representatives, formed to resolve the boundary dispute between the United States and Britain over the Alaskan boundary. An important and rare collection of atlases which helped establish the forty-ninth state in the Union. PHILLIPS ATLASES 1452. WICKERSHAM 9373.