Maine and the Disputed Territory

Collection: Smith Sheet Map Collection

Title: Maine and the Disputed Territory

Barcode: 4689

Creator: Anonymous/No Author,

Publisher: Family Magazine, The*,

Region Depicted: Maine · Québec (Province)

Date Produced: 1838

Date Published: 1838

Language: English

Historical Context: Maine?s northern boundaries, the U.S. northeastern boundary, remained contested after the Revolutionary War. The dispute heated up in the 1830s and led to the military stand-off known as the Aroostook War. The real threat of war led the U.S. and Britain finally to compromise on the boundary in the 1842 Treaty of Washington, better known as the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. As with most political compromises, it was universally despised. The keen interest in the affair generated many maps on both sides of the Atlantic. Many of the maps accompanied newspaper or magazine articles and few have survived.

Subjects: Maine--Maps · Maine · Borderlands · Treaties · Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842 August 9) · Québec (Province)

Map Type: Geographical, Boundary

Dimensions: 20 x 15 cm

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Verso in pencil: "Extracted from: The Family Magazine, V.6, pt. 2 [1838]".

Brief Description: Map of Maine outlining disputed boundaries with Canada

Physical Description: 1 map

Theme: From Colonies to Local Control: Mapping North America, 1494 to 1867, Maine Counties and Towns/Cities

Collection/Donor: Smith

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