Lot 342 of 541:
Three cartobiographies by P.L. Phillips  

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Three works on early American regional maps

Phillips, Philip Lee


W.H. Lowdermilk & Company

Various dates



  • The First Map of Kentucky by John Filson. A Bibliographical Account with Facsimile Reproduction from the Copy in the Library of Congress. 22 pp. 1908.
  • The Rare Map of the Northwest 1785 by John Fitch Inventor of the Steamboat. A Bibliographical Account with a Facsimile Reproduction including some account  of Thomas Hutchins and William McMurray. 43 pp. 1916.
  • The First Map and Description of Ohio 1787 by Manesseh Cutler. A Biographical Account with reprint of the "Explanation." 41 pp. 1918.

Together, 3 volumes. Each with a folding facsimile map. (large 4to) 31.5x24 cm (12½x9½"), gilt-lettered cloth.

Scholarly works with excellent facsimiles of rare and important maps. Phillips was the first Superintendent of Maps at the Library of Congress when the Hall of Maps and Charts was established in 1897. Each of the volumes is quite scarce.

Lot Amendments

First volume with wear to extremities; very good or better condition.

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