Catalog Archive
Auction 182, Lot 692

"Mapa Etnografico del Archipielago Filipino",

Subject: Philippines

Period: 1899 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

15.5 x 22.1 inches
39.4 x 56.1 cm
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This map, created by Ferdinand Blumentritt, was originally issued in the Boletin de la Sociedad Geografica de Madrid and here issued in a Smithsonian report shortly after the United States assumed control of the Philippines and on the cusp of the Philippine-American War (1899-1902). It does not emphasis physical features or political boundaries like most wartime maps do, but instead presents ethnography. The map is color-coded to show Christian Filipinos, new Christians and non-believers, and Muslim regions. In addition, 63 different local tribes are keyed to the map providing a complete perspective of the inhabitants on these islands. Lithographed by Norris Peters in Washington.

References: Phillips (Philippine Islands) #473.

Condition: A

Issued folding with a hint of offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/28/2021