1898 Map of Luzon [Manila]

SOLD: Large late 19th century map of Luzon, likely related to the Spanish-American War

Title:

Map of Luzon

Map maker:

Anonymous

Place and Year:

n.p., c. 1898

Dimensions:

56 x 122 cm (22 x 48 in)

Technique:

Chromolithograph

Coloring:

Original colors

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Map of Luzon, with northern part of Mindoro, plus smaller islands of Lubang, Marinduque, and Polillo. Topographic relief is stylishly depicted with color shading.

In Spanish. Likely related to fighting in the region as part of the Spanish-American War.

 

Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines. Located in the northern region of the archipelago, it is the economic and political center of the nation, being home to the country's capital city, Manila, as well as Quezon City, the country's most populous city. With a population of 53 million as of 2015, it is the fourth most populous island in the world (after Java, Honshu, and Great Britain), having about 53% of the country's total population.

The name Luzon is thought to derive from the Tagalog word lusong, which is a large wooden mortar used in dehusking rice.

CONDITION NOTES

Laid on new linen. Minor chips scattered throughout.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00515

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