The Solar System Rand McNally and Company 1887

Catalog Number 50746
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Rand McNally & Company

Short Title:

Solar System

Full Title:

"Rand, McNally & Company's. Comparative Distances of the Planets From the Sun. Comparative Size of the Sun as Seen From the Planets. Theory of the Seasons. Rand, McNally & Co., Engr's Chicago. 19."


"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:

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


This single-page print presents Scientific Solar observations in lithographic colour. Descriptions are in English. Diagrams include, "The Solar System," "Comparative Distances of the Planets From the Sun," "Comparative Size of the Sun as Seen From the Planets," "Theory of the Seasons," "Comparative Size of the Planets," "Eclipses," "Theory of the Tides," "Phases of the Moon," "Rotundity of the Earth and Refraction of the Atmosphere." No Longitudinal and Latitudinal lines are given. No compass rose or scale is provided. The "Diagram Showing the Tonnage of the Navy of Various Countries" is found on the verso of page 17.  


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