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Frenchman Samuel de Champlain created the original of this map in 1613, showing Saint Croix Island in the Saint Croix River.
The commissioners of the Jay Treaty requested a copy of this map about 1798-99 to decide the boundary line between Maine and New Brunswick. Egbert Benson served as the British Commissioner.
About This Item
- Title: Champlain map copy, St. Croix or Bone Island, ca. 1799
- Creation Date: circa 1798
- Subject Date: circa 1613
- Local Name: Bone Island
- County: Washington
- State: ME, NB
- Media: Ink and wash on paper
- Dimensions: 32 cm x 29 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 26, B2 F17
- Collection: Barclay collection
- Object Type: Text and Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Barclay, Thomas, 1753-1830
- Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833
- Canada--Boundaries--United States--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Jay Treaty (1794)
- Northeast boundary of the United States--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Saint Croix Island (Me.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- Saint Croix River (Me. and N.B.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
- United States--Boundaries--Canada--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
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