Alaska Territory Rand McNally and Company 1887

Catalog Number 50832
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Rand McNally & Company

Short Title:

Territory of Alaska

Full Title:

"New Indexed Atlas of the World. [Alaska.] 705."


"Rand, McNally & Co.'s New Indexed Atlas of the World Containing Large Scale Maps of Every Country and Civil Divisions Upon the Face of the Globe Together Historical, Statistical and Descriptive Matter Relative to Each. Illustrated by Numerous Colored Diagrams, Accompanied By a New and Original Compilation forming a Ready Reference Index, Which presents as it's Special Feature, the Arrangement in Alphabetical Order of Nearly all Known Geographical Names; Those Pertaining to Each Country and civil Division Being Placed After its Map, With Convenient Reference Thereto. In Connection Herewith is Given, as Accurately as can be Ascertained, the Population of Every City, Town, Village and Hamlet in the Known World. Chicago, Ill., U.S.A. Rand, McNally & Company. 1887. The Continental Publishing Co., No.148 Monroe Street, Chicago, Sole Agents."

Size of Map:

33 x 24.3 cm. approximately (13 x 9.5 in.)


This single-page map presents the Territory of Alaska with lithographic colour differentiating the various geographical regions within. Bodies of Water featured include "North Pacific Ocean," "Bering Sea," "Arctic Ocean" and "Yukon River." Longitudinal and Latitudinal lines are clearly marked on each map with "Longitude West from Greenwich" at the top and "Longitude West from Washington" at the bottom. Inset of "Aleutian Islands" is found in upper right corner. Map is in English. No compass rose is provided. Map orientation indicates the left border facing North. Distance scales in "Statute Miles" are found in lower centre. Major cities, towns, rivers and geographic terrain are identified. Details of "Mexico" are found on the verso on page 706.     


Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition Vol. (Q - Z), pp.11, 13; Phillips, Vol. I, p.533, no.993 (1894 ed.).