Determining Belize's Northern Limits.
Frist official Mexican edition of the treaty with Great Britain establishing the Mexico-Belize border.
Belize's borders have long been an issue for the country and its neighbors. The Belize-Mexico and Belize-Guatemala borders run through very difficult terrain, which made surveying them problematic. Consequently, the border with Mexico remained a disputed matter until the late 19th century, and the border with Guatemala is still contested today. The modern Mexico-Belize border was finally decided in 1893, with an official treaty signed in Mexico City. A further convention was concluded on April 7, 1897.
One of Mexico's main concerns about Belize revolved around arms smuggling between Belizean Maya to their compatriots in Mexico during the Yucatan Caste War.
The full title of the map is: A Map of British Honduras Compiled from Surveys by J.H. Faber Esqr., Crown Surveyor, E.L. Rhys, Esqr., and Others and Including the Positions On and Near the North Western Frontier ascertained by Lieutt. ABBS R,N in 1860. The Coast line from the Admiralty Charts
The map includes numerous notes about the borders, surveys, latitude and longitude of major landmarks, etc.