Auction 170, Lot 724


"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: References

Period: 1912 (published)


Color: Printed Color

7.3 x 10.3 inches
18.5 x 26.2 cm

This extensive bibliography was 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. Signed by Phillips. 567 pages, 8vo. Hardbound in original red cloth with gilt title on spine.


Condition: B

Contents good with scattered foxing on some pages and a damp stain on the top edge of the first few pages. Hinge is starting. Covers have light wear and numerous spots and stains. Spine is lightly sunned.

Estimate: $95 - $130

Sold for: $36

Closed on 11/14/2018