New York, 1840. x,179,pp., plus eight maps on six sheets (some folding with partial color). Original plain paper wrappers. Spine chipped and worn, ink stamp and notation on front cover, library deaccession embossed blindstamp on last leaf, minor faint dampstain. Good. [with:] A MEMOIR ON THE NORTH-EASTERN BOUNDARY, IN CONNEXION WITH MR. JAY'S MAP. New York. 1843. ,74pp. plus folding map (outlined in color). Original printed wrappers. Wrappers repaired, light foxing. Good. Gallatin, one of the agents charged with preparing the American claims to be presented to the King of the Netherlands for negotiation in 1827-28, here presents his revised summation of points at issue in the first work. The maps are renditions of important earlier maps such as Carver's 1776 representation of Quebec. The second work also contains an important map then recently discovered amongst John Jay's papers and pertaining to his negotiation of the Maine border in 1783. The map shows the border of Maine with Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy, and a portion of the St. Lawrence. The second work is a response by Gallatin to Jay's map, presented at the New York Historical Society in 1843. HOWES G28. TPL 5177, 2583. GAGNON I:1441. SABIN 26393, 26390. (Inventory #: WRCAM50893)
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