"Up-to-Date Map of Missouri", Matthews-Northrup Co
Period: 1893 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
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.