Europe Rand McNally and Company 1887

Catalog Number 50748
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Rand McNally & Company

Short Title:


Full Title:

"Europe, Rand McNally & Company's New Indexed Atlas of the World. [Europe.]. Rand McNally & Co., Engr's, Chicago. 22, 23."


"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:

34 x 49.4 cm. approximately (13.375 x 19.54 in.)


This double"page map presents Europe with lithographic colour differentiating the European countries. Bodies of Water featured include The Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea. Longitudinal and Latitudinal lines are clearly marked on each map. Transcontinental Submarine Telegraph cable lines are indicated. Map is in English language. Map is oriented with North at the top. No compass rose is provided. Distance scales include ?Geographical miles. 60"1 degree,? French Kilometres, III: 307"1 degree,? German Geog. & Hanoverian Miles, 15" 1 degree,? English Statute Miles69.15" 1 degree,? are found in Lower right corner just below the map title. Major regions, countries, cities, oceans, rivers and geographic terrain are identified. Details of the ?Continent of Europe,? are found on the verso of pages 22 and 23.


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