February 2018 Auction Ends Thursday, February 22nd, 5pm Pacific
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'The London Chronicle'' newspaper from 4 August 1763, announcing the surveying of the Mason-Dixon Line, perhaps the first mention of the famous demarcation. For over 70 years, the boundary separating Maryland and Pennsylvania had been in dispute, which this survey was intended to rectify. On the fifth page, the newspaper reads, ''Lord Baltimore, Proprietary of Maryland, and Messrs. Penn, Proprietaries of Pennsylvania, have appointed Mr. Mason and Mr. Dickson, two eminent mathematicians, to settle the bounds of their respective settlements in those colonies, and put a final issue to a dispute which has subsisted on that head ever since 1693.'' The Mason-Dixon line, of course, would take on important cultural significance as the demarcation between North and South during the Civil War, i.e., the land of Yankee or Dixie. Eight page paper measures 8.25'' x 10.75''. In very good to near fine condition given age, with loose binding along left fold, a few small holes and light dampstaining.
London Newspaper from August 1763, Announcing the Mason-Dixon Line Survey -- Perhaps the First Public Mention of the Famous Boundary LineLondon Newspaper from August 1763, Announcing the Mason-Dixon Line Survey -- Perhaps the First Public Mention of the Famous Boundary Line
London Newspaper from August 1763, Announcing the Mason-Dixon Line Survey -- Perhaps the First Public Mention of the Famous Boundary Line
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Auction closed on Thursday, February 22, 2018.
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