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Reconnaissance Map No.Iii Of The United States Northern Boundary Commission.

Reconnaissance Map No.Iii Of The United States Northern Boundary Commission.

Publication: Government Printing Office, 1878, Washington

A detailed, 6-panel folding map. 21.25" x 15.25." Scale 1" = 8 miles. Reconnaisance Map No. III details the boundary survey made in 1874 to map the boundary between the United States and Canada. This map covers the boundary between Montana and North West Territory from 108 degrees 15' to 104 degrees 15' longitude and 47 degrees 25' to 49 degrees 10' latitude. The United States Northern Boundary Survey was conducted by Archibald Campbell as Commissioner. The actual survey was made by Capt. Wm. J. Twining, Chief Astronomer of the Corps of Engineers; Capt. James F. Gregory, Corps of Engineers; Lt. Francis V. Greene, Corps of Engineers Assistant; and their survey members. This map identifies all natural features: rivers, creeks, islands, buttes, and bluffs. The lower half of the map follows the Missouri River showing the location of Fort Hawley, as well as the Fort Peck Indian Agency, just west of the mouth of the Milk River and south of Tiger Butte. Fort Turnay Trading Post is located on Frenchman's Creek, a northern tributary of the Milk River. The map shows the survey routes of Lt. F.V. Greene June 1874, C.L. Doolittle June 1874, and Capt. J.F. Gregory July 1874. Also includes the route of Capt. W.J. Twining June 1874. A 1" closed tear to the blank margin, not affecting map, else a fine, clean, bright copy.

Inventory Number: 34017