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Auction 184, Lot 681

"[6 Maps in Report] Establishment of a Naval Station in the Philippine Islands. Letter from the Secretary of the Navy...", U.S. Government

Subject: Philippines

Period: 1901 (published)

Publication: H.R. Doc. 140, 57th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Black & White

5.9 x 9 inches
15 x 22.9 cm
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This 28-page congressional report concerns the establishment of a naval base in the Philippines near the end of the Philippine–American War. It features 6 sketch maps and a long folding panoramic View of Olongapo Naval Station, Subig Bay (53.5 x 6.0"). After considering sites at both Manila and Subic bays, the naval commission under the guidance of Admiral George C. Remey ultimately selected Subic Bay and appropriations were made to construct docks, dry docks, workshops, a hospital, massive facilities for coal and fuel, and a railroad connecting Olongapo with Manila. This very large base (262 square miles) would continue operations until 1992, and was subsequently transformed by the Philippine government as the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Disbound and housed in archival paper covers with handwritten label.

References: Phillips (Philippines) #565, 701-704, 747, 749.

Condition: A

Maps and view are clean, bright, and near fine. Disbound text has a hint of pleasant light toning.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/15/2021