1898 Norris Peters Map or Plan of Manila, Philippines - Spanish-American War

Manila-norrispeters-1898
$250.00
Manila y Sus Arrabales. To accompany Report of Major General Commanding for 1898.
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1898 Norris Peters Map or Plan of Manila, Philippines - Spanish-American War

Manila-norrispeters-1898

Spanish-American War map of Manila.
$250.00

Title


Manila y Sus Arrabales. To accompany Report of Major General Commanding for 1898.
  1898 (dated)    22.5 x 14 in (57.15 x 35.56 cm)     1 : 10000

Description


This is an 1898 Norris Peters edition of a Francisco J. de Gamoneda map or city plan of Manila, the Philippines. The map was printed to accompany the report of the Major General commanding in the Philippines, who was also the military governor. The map depicts the city of Manila from Pasay on the bottom to Tondo on the top and from Tondo on the left to Sampaloc and Paco on the right. The Pasig River divides the city in two, just as it does today. Highly detailed, this map labels roads, neighborhoods and civic sites, such as cemeteries. There is an index along the left margin which lists 77 military, civil, and religious sites around the city.

The map was printed by The Norris Peters Company of Washington D.C. to accompany a report of the Major General Commanding in the Philippines for 1898. It was extracted form an inset on the 1898 Francisco J. de Gamoneda wall map of the Philippines.

Cartographer


Norris Peters Company (fl. c. 1880 - 1920) were Washington D.C. based lithographers and printers. The firm was awarded numerous government contracts to print patents, coastal charts, plat books, and geological survey maps. The company was subsequently involved in numerous law suits regarding government remuneration, illegal lobbying, and intellectual property rights. The Norris Peters Company was headed by Daniel Fraser and maintained offices at 458-460 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Condition


Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Blank on verso.

References


OCLC 39343378.