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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Rand McNally and Company
Date:
1891
Short Title:
Covers: (U.S. Southwest, Mexico) Railroad Map of the United States.
Publisher:
Rand McNally & Co.
Chicago
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
29
Obj Width cm:
24
Note:
This is the south half of the west coast section of the larger map, on a reduced scale of 18 miles to 1 inch. Includes an inset map at larger scale of the area around Mexico City.
Reference:
Modelski p 12.
Country:
Mexico
State/Province:
U.S. South West
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
(Covers to) (Rand, McNally & Co.'s New Shippers' Railroad Map of the United States. Scale: 18 miles to one inch).
List No:
5802O
Series No:
30
Publication Author:
Rand McNally and Company
Pub Date:
1891
Pub Title:
Rand, McNally & Co.'s New Shippers' Railroad Map of the United States. Scale: 8 miles to one inch. Showing all railroads, each in a separate color, and all railroad stations in large, plain type. (Below the neatline) Rand, McNally & Co.'s Shippers' Railway Map of the United States, Copyright, 1891 by Rand, McNally & Co.
Pub Reference:
Modelski p 12.
Pub Note:
This a huge 13 part map of the United States railroads from the east coast to the 105th meridian. When all 13 parts are joined, they form a map more than 12 feet high by 20 feet wide. Railroads are shown in great detail at a scale of 8 miles to 1 inch, making this one of the largest scale railroad maps of the late 19th century. 2 additional maps show the U.S. from the west coast east to the 93rd meridian, at a smaller scale. Each one of the parts is dissected and folded into covers with "President's Office, I.C.R.R. CO." stamped in gold, along with the major cities that form the boundaries of the section. The I.C.R.R. was the Illinois Central Railroad and Stuyvesant Fish was its president from 1887 to 1906, so these maps were most likely his personal copies. Also included in the set are two additional maps of the US west to the pacific, at a smaller scale.
Pub List No:
5802.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Height cm:
29
Pub Width cm:
24
Image No:
5802O
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(Covers to) (Rand, McNally & Co.'s New Shippers' Railroad Map of the United States. …