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Auction 144, Lot 245

"Philippine Islands", Fort Dearborn Pub. Co.

Subject: Philippines

Period: 1899 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

13.3 x 20.6 inches
33.8 x 52.3 cm
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Excellent folding map of the Philippine Islands that shows the islands and harbors in fine detail with topography rendered in hachure. The map depicts Mindoro and Mindoro Strait, Panay, Manila and Manila Bay, Mindanao, Leyte, Samar, Luzon, and the Sulu Sea, in addition to numerous smaller islands. Two inset maps, titled Manila Province and Vicinity. Showing Seat of War and Lower Part of Mindanao are included. The map has an interesting history, as it was printed for Harper & Googin, a coal and wood company located in Lewiston, Maine, who had it folded into a pocket map for use as a promotional piece to distribute to their clients. Harper & Googin imported special Asian wood products from the Philippines.


Condition: B+

A few tiny separations at fold intersections and a hint of toning along folds. The covers are lightly worn with a few small tears, some creasing, and a chip in the top right corner.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 4/3/2013