Auction 130, Lot 285

"Up-to-Date Map of Missouri", Matthews-Northrup Co

Subject: Missouri

Period: 1893 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
12 x 9.5 inches
30.5 x 24.1 cm

A rarely seen pocket map produced by the same company that created the Century Atlases in the period 1897-1905, with the same remarkably precise engraving and coloring style. It shows the counties, topography, roads, railroads, cities, towns and the progress of the public surveys. There is a large inset of St. Louis. A short history, description and index appears on the verso. The map folds into small red, embossed paper covers (2.2 x 5.3") noting this is part of the "indexed vest-pocket series." This was part of Matthew-Northrup's attempt to compete with Rand, McNally's vest pocket series. Evidently the project was not a commercial success, as these maps are very scarce today.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/2/2009

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