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Auction 138, Lot 929

"[Lot of 4] A Descriptive List of Maps and Views of Philadelphia... [and] Maps and Views of Washington and District of Columbia [and] New Jersey Road Maps of the 18th Century [and] Maps and Atlases of the WWI Period",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1926-96 (published)

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Color: Black & White

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A.A Descriptive List of Maps and Views of Philadelphia in the Library of Congress 1683-1865, by P. Lee Phillips, from Geographical Society of Philadelphia, published 1926 (6" x 9.3"). This list of maps includes two printed views of Philadelphia, both from 1836. 8vo, 91 pp. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt titling on spine and cover. Condition: Toned, and the front hinge is starting. Covers show signs of light wear. (B+)

B.Maps and Views of Washington and District of Columbia, by P. Lee Phillips, F.R.G.S., from Terra Nova Press, published 1996 (6.3" x 9.3"). Phillips' germinal list of maps and views from the collection in the Library of Congress is still important and useful despite being originally created over 100 years ago. It was a cartographical as well as a bibliographical report. The slim volume contains information on maps and views from 1782 to 1900. This reprint, edited by Francis J. Manasek, was only slightly modified by making grammatical corrections to the text from the original. An excellent reference for Washington, D.C. enthusiasts. 8vo. Original hardbound in black cloth with gilt title on spine. Condition: No visible wear inside or out. (A)

C.New Jersey Road Maps of the 18th Century, from Princeton University Library , published 1964 (8" x 10"). This booklet contains the images and full descriptions to four important New Jersey road maps from 1764-1802. Large 8vo. Bound in green paper covers with pictorial front cover. Condition: Light wear along spine. (A)

D.Maps and Atlases of the WWI Period, by P. Lee Phillips, from Terra Nova Press, published 1995 (7.3" x 10.3"). First published in 1918 as "A List of Atlases and Maps Applicable to the World War", this reprint edition is a compendium of American and foreign atlases compiled by the Chief of the Division of Maps at the Library of Congress. One of the few references available dealing with early 20th century maps. 8vo, 202pp. Hardbound in green cloth with silver titling on spine and cover. Condition: No visible wear inside or out. (A)

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Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $45

Closed on 12/7/2011

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