Auction 117, Lot 134

"Warner's Safe Cure Prize Map of the United States and Canada", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1887 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

52.5 x 38 inches
133.4 x 96.5 cm

This huge, folding map of the United States and southern Canada is an very uncommon map promoting a patent medicine company. A large illustration at the bottom left of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Enlightening the World, includes a two-paragraph description of the statue and its construction. The people of France presented the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States in 1886, the year prior to this map's publication. H. H. Warner Co. was a prolific advertiser and producer of different patent medicines. Warner's Safe Cure was a preparation that was marketed as a cure for all diseases and problems relating to the kidneys and the liver. The map is typical of Rand McNally's maps of the late nineteenth century, showing each state with counties and major cites and with great detail of the railroad system. Folds into original brown cloth covered boards.


Condition: C

Map with some toning and separation of folds and a few minor stains. Fold where map attaches to board is well worn with a small amount of loss. Otherwise, good overall condition.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 12/6/2006