Auction 133, Lot 644

"Atlas de Filipinas / No. 138 Atlas of Philippine Islands", Algue, P. Jose

Subject: Atlas, Philippines

Period: 1899 (dated)

Publication: 56th Congress, 1st Session. Sen. Doc. #138

Color: Printed Color

13 x 15 inches
33 x 38.1 cm

This is an increasingly difficult to find atlas that is superbly detailed. The atlas contains two title pages, the first in Spanish; "Atlas de Filipinas Coleccion de 30 Mapas" with attribution to Jose Algue (Director del Observatorio de Manila), and the second, with an introduction by Henry S. Pritchett, is titled "Atlas of the Philippine Islands", and is GPO Special Publication No. 3. With four pages of tables followed by an extensive 17 page index of place names, this example is a mine of information. There are 30 full-page maps published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, but printed with Spanish titles, and each is presented in eye-catching full color. Hardbound in rusty-red cloth with gilt stamped title on front cover.


Condition: A

The maps are all fine (A+) condition with bright color and no flaws. The boards have slight shelf wear and bumped corners.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/1/2010