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Auction 183, Lot 564

"[9 Volumes] A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress with Bibliographical Notes", Phillips/LeGear

Subject: References

Period: 1992 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.5 x 8.6 inches
14 x 21.8 cm
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This is the full set of Martino Publishing's modern, limited reprint (100 copies for the Phillips, 150 for the LeGear) of Phillips and LeGear's incredible multi-decade endeavor. The first four volumes were originally compiled by Philip Lee Phillips between 1909 and 1920, and Clara LeGear continued the project from 1958 to 1974. These volumes list over 18,000 atlases and contain many full collations, lists of maps, copious annotations, and indexes of authors, cartographers, engravers, and geographic subjects. This set is one of the most important reference works on the atlases and is an important addition for any cartographic reference library. 8vo, hardbound in green cloth with gilt titles on spines.


Condition: A+

Like new.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/9/2021