Auction 133, Lot 119

"Rand McNally & Co.'s New Official Railroad Map of the United States and Canada", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1885 (dated)

Publication: Sen. No. 1571, 48th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Printed Color

42 x 27 inches
106.7 x 68.6 cm

This very large, colorful folding map features terrific railroad detail along with wagon roads, watershed, cities and villages, and much more. It includes an inset, "Map of Atlantic Coast States Engraved on a Large Scale," plus individual city plans of Boston, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago, Buffalo & Niagara Falls, and Washington. The map is attached at the rear of the original report: "Mr. Aldrich, from the Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard…" The 43 pp. report is dated March 3, 1885 and contains extensive information on shipments in the Untied States to include all forms of commerce. Rare to find this map with the Senate report. The Modelski reference is a similar map with nearly identical title, issued six years later.

References: cf Modelski 66.

Condition: A+

The map is a fine, flawless example with only a short tear at binding side, closed on verso. The disbound report is clean and bright.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/1/2010