Auction 170, Lot 209

"Rand McNally Junior Auto Road Atlas of the Western United States Including a Brief Description of the National Parks and Monuments", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1927 (published)


Color: Printed Color

9.3 x 12.3 inches
23.6 x 31.2 cm

This scarce road atlas was issued by the Metropolitan Automobile Association of California with maps by Rand McNally. It includes 25 detailed double-page and 11 single-page maps of states west of the Mississippi along with half-page maps of 16 large cities. The atlas also features single-page maps of Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. Each map shows the road network which is color-coded to a legend identifying its status (paved, graded, unimproved, etc). The Metropolitan Automobile Association of California was established in the 1920s apparently to compete with AAA. OCLC shows just 3 copies at the Newberry Library that houses the Rand McNally archive. Bound in red paper wrappers.


Condition: B+

The maps are very good with uniform light toning. The pages are slightly dog-eared at bottom right. Paper wrappers have light wear with a chip to the bottom left corner of the back wrapper.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $50

Closed on 11/14/2018