United States Rand McNally and Company 1887

Catalog Number 50787
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Rand McNally & Company

Short Title:

United States

Full Title:

"United States, Rand, McNally & Company's New Indexed Atlas of the World. [United States.]. Rand, McNally & Co., Engr's, Chicago. 224, 225."


"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 19.5 in.)


This double-page map presents United States with lithographic colour differentiating the various States within. Bodies of Water featured include "Indian Ocean," "Atlantic Ocean," "Pacific Ocean," "Gulf of Mexico" and "The Great Lakes." 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. Legend for each State’s "Total Land Surface," "Total Water Surface," -both in Square Miles- and "Population" is found along the right border. Oklahoma referred to as, "Indian Territory." Map is in English. No compass rose is provided. Map orientation indicates North at the top. Distance scale in "Statute Miles" is found in lower left corner. Major cities, towns, rivers and geographic terrain are identified. Details of "United States" are found on the verso on pages 163 and 166.  


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