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[Manuscript maps that were assembled by Egbert Benson and sent in 1802 to Rufus King, United States minister to Great Britain, in order to facilitate negotiations over disputed international boundary between Maine and New Brunswick].

[Manuscript maps that were assembled by Egbert Benson and sent in 1802 to Rufus King, United States minister to Great Britain, in order to facilitate negotiations over disputed international boundary between Maine and New Brunswick].

 
 
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Depths shown by soundings on Champlain's map of Saint Croix Island and vicinity.
Champlain's map of Saint Croix Island and vicinity in French. Other 3 maps in English.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Dealer's catalog: Each [map] possibly executed by a different hand.
Pen-and-ink and watercolor.
Accompanied by manuscript explaining 1798 decision on location of Saint Croix River (7 sheets ; each 31 x 21 cm.), manuscript letter from Benson to unidentified recipient (1 sheet ; 26 x 21 cm.), cover sheet bearing manuscript title of "Case/St. Croix boundary/sent to R.K. by the author E.B." (1 sheet ; 22 x 36 cm.), and folder (24 x 32 cm.) and sheet (28 x 22 cm.) bearing typed description of the maps and text.
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Imperfect: Brittle, stained.
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Acquisitions control no.: 2010-001

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01/01/1802
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Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833.
King, Rufus, 1755-1827.
Mitchell, John, 1711-1768.
Champlain, Samuel de, 1574-1635.
Jones, B. R. (Benjamin Richards), active 1804-1810.
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