Auction 127, Lot 340

"Texas", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Texas

Period: 1908 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
37.5 x 26 inches
95.3 x 66 cm

Large pocket map that folds into 4 x 6.5" brown stiff paper wrappers with the title "Rand, McNally & Co.'s Indexed County and Railroad Pocket Map and Shippers' Guide of Texas." The map is colorful and detailed. It contains a key that names and locates 65 railroads with red overprinting. The 1904 edition lists only 51 railroads, hinting at the rapid expansion in commercial activities. Large inset shows the southern tip of the state to Brownsville with part of Mexico. Blank verso. The 70-page booklet contains a title page, and index. Eight additional pages are advertisements for other products by the firm. On the back cover is an extensive list of other pocket maps available from Rand, McNally.

References:

Condition: B+

Map itself is fine less a few fold intersection splits and an area of toning where pasted into cover. The front and back covers are very good but the spine is mostly split.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/25/2009

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