Auction 140, Lot 310

"Texas", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Texas

Period: 1912 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
36.5 x 26 inches
92.7 x 66 cm

Large pocket map that folds into 3 x 6" brown paper wrappers with the title "Rand-McNally Vest Pocket Map of Texas." The map is colorful and detailed, and contains a key that names and locates 80 railroads with red overprinting. A similar 1904 edition lists only 51 railroads, hinting at the rapid expansion in commercial activities. A large inset shows the southern tip of the state to Brownsville with a portion of Mexico. At left is an index noting the principal cities and the verso contains a much larger index of "counties, creeks, islands, lakes, mountains, rivers and towns."

References:

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a number of small splits at fold intersections and minor edge tears as to be expected with this type of map. Wrappers are lightly worn and creased.

Estimate: $120 - $170

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/23/2012

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