Catalog Archive
Auction 128, Lot 384

"The Rand McNally Indexed County and Railroad Pocket Map and Shipper's Guide of West Virginia Showing Railroads, Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Offices, Lakes, Rivers, etc.", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: West Virginia

Period: 1888 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

19.3 x 13 inches
49 x 33 cm
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This detailed pocket map "Rand McNally & Co.'s New Map of West Virginia" has each county individually colored and includes the inset "Northern Portion of West Virginia" drawn on the same scale. Surrounded by a decorative border and blank on verso. The 36 page guide book has several pages of early advertisements. Original brown paper covers with a fabulous advertisement on back cover for the Phoenix Hotel at Las Vegas Hot Springs on the Santa Fe Route, touting it as "The Karlsbad of America" with "Mineral Waters adapted to the cure of all Chronic Infirmities."


Condition: B+

The map is very good but is detached from the covers as is the booklet. Covers are very good, but spine is partially split.

Estimate: $80 - $100


Closed on 5/20/2009