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Passamaquoddy Indian Francis Joseph Neptune drew this map of the Cobscook River area on July 12th, 1798 in the presence of Robert Pagan who was sent to the area to learn about the St. Croix River for British Commissioner Thomas Barclay.
During treaty negotiations between the British and the Americans, the "true" St. Croix River was in dispute. The St. Croix was mentioned in the Treaty of Paris of 1783 as the northeast boundary between the United States and Canada, but a number of rivers in that area bore the name "St. Croix."
Robert Pagan drew over the lines of this map with pen at a later date.
About This Item
- Title: Francis Joseph Neptune map, Cobscook River, 1798
- Creator: Francis Joseph Neptune
- Creation Date: 1798
- Subject Date: 1798
- Location: Washington County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 38 cm x 58 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 26, Map F 22
- Collection: Barclay collection
- Object Type: Text and Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Barclay, Thomas, 1753-1830
- Canada--Boundaries--United States--Maps
- Cobscook Bay (Me.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Cobscook River (Me.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- East Machias River (Me.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Hadley Lake (Me.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Indians of North America--Maine--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Machias Bay (Me.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Northeast boundary of the United States--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Saint Croix River (Me.)
- United States--Boundaries--Canada--Maps
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