Auction 124, Lot 786

"The Lowery Collection - A Descriptive List of Maps of the Spanish Possessions within the Present Limits of the United States, 1502-1820", Phillips, P. Lee

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1912 (dated)


Color: Black & White

7 x 10.3 inches
17.8 x 26.2 cm

An extensive bibliography created from Woodbury Lowery's collection of maps of the early Spanish settlements in the United States along with his own manuscript, "A Preliminary List of Maps of the Spanish Possessions within the present Limits of the United States." Lowery left these materials to the Library of Congress upon his death in 1906. His manuscript describes 750 maps, 306 from his own collection, 206 in the map division of the Library of Congress and 184 from other sources. 567 pages, 8vo. Hardbound in original red cloth with gilt title on spine.


Condition: B+

Contents good to very good with some damp stains to the first three pages, and just a hint of toning throughout. Covers are bumped and a bit soiled. The spine has some cracking of the cloth with a small amount of loss. The binding is sound.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $85

Closed on 5/7/2008