Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Three large folio volumes (approx. 15 x 19 inches) uniformly bound in publisher’s original three-quarter leather and marbled boards, with mounted red leather labels. All three volumes are very clean internally, and all have scuffing to the leather. Black leather spine labels are heavily rubbed and not legible. Front joint partially cracked on Part 3, which also has an old tape repair to the front hinge and creasing of front free endpaper. Parts 1 and 2 are completely sound. Part 1 has 47 maps, some double page, many in color. Part 2 has 37 maps (10 double-page, many colored), and Part 3 has 25 maps (22 double-page, many colored). An excellent reference for this history of cartography of Alaska, developed in the course of establishing a final boundary between the United States and Canada (and the resulting rights to the region's abundant natural resources).. The first two atlases reproduce historical maps used as evidence for each side's position, and provide a wealth of information on the early cartography of the Northwest. The first part consists of maps detailing the American claims to the Alaskan boundary line. The second part contains maps detailing the British case. The third atlas presents the modern mapping of the border, the first accurate mapping of the interior region through which the boundary passes, and details the complex boundary established by the tribunal.