Auction 134, Lot 260

"Map of Mississippi", Matthews-Northrup Co

Subject: Mississippi

Period: 1891 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

9.5 x 12 inches
24.1 x 30.5 cm

An uncommon 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. A full index appears on the verso. The map folds into small red, embossed paper covers (2.2 x 5.3") as an "Up-to-Date Map" 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.


Condition: A

Map and covers fine less small bumps on cover corners.

Estimate: $90 - $120


Closed on 12/1/2010