Rand McNally and Company View of Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1887

Catalog Number 50800
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Rand McNally & Company

Short Title:


Full Title:

"Philadelphia, Rand, McNally & Company's. Rand, McNally & Co., Engr's, Chicago. 376."


"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 City of Philadelphia with lithographic colour highlighting the rivers. Bodies of Water featured include "Delaware River" and "Schuylkill River." Reference numbers run up the sides with letters along top and bottom.  Inset of "Part of Delaware River Frontage on Enlarged Scale" is found in lower right corner. Map is in English. No compass rose is provided. Map orientation indicates North at the top. Distance scale in "Statute Miles" is found in upper right corner below the Title and legend of "References" for "Steamboat Piers," "Freight Depots and Elevators" and "Passenger Depots." Major cities, towns, rivers and geographic terrain are identified. Details of "Pennsylvania" are found on the verso on pages 375


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