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1888 Rand McNally Map of Vermont, United States


Vermont.
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Title:    Vermont.

Description:    This is an attractive 1888 Rand McNally and Company map of Vermont, United States. Centered on the Connecticut River, which forms the border between Vermont and New Hampshire, this map covers the state of Vermont and part of neighboring New Hampshire in extensive detail. Killington Peak, a popular ski resorts in Vermont is identified. Color coded according to counties, the map notes several towns, cities, railroads, and various other topographical details with relief shown by hachure. This map was issued as plate no. 26 in the 1893 issue of Rand McNally and Company's Indexed Atlas of the World- possibly the finest atlas Rand McNally ever issued.

Date:    1888 (dated)

Source:    Rand McNally & Co., Rand, McNally & Co's Indexed Atlas of the World, (Chicago) 1893.

References:    Rumsey 2094.018 (1889 edition). Philips (atlases) 952.

Cartographer:    Rand McNally (fl. 1856 - present) is an American publisher of maps, atlases and globes. The company was founded in 1856 when William H. Rand, a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, opened a print shop in Chicago. Rand hired the recent Irish immigrant Andrew McNally to assist in the shop giving him a wage of 9 USD per week. The duo landed several important contracts, including the Tribune's (later renamed the Chicago Tribune) printing operation. In 1872 Rand McNally produced its first map, a railroad guide, using new cost effective printing technique known as wax process engraving. As the Chicago developed as a railway hub the Rand firm, now incorporated as Rand McNally, began producing a wide array of maps and guides. Over time the firm expanded into atlases, globes, education books, and general literature. By embracing the cost effective wax engraving process Rand McNally was able to dominate the map and atlas market, pushing more traditional American lithographic publishers like Colton, Johnson, and Mitchell out of business. Eventually Rand McNally opened an annex office in New York City headed by Caleb S. Hammond, whose name is today synonymous with maps and atlases, and who later started his own map company, C. S. Hammond & Co. Both firms remain in business. Click here for a list of rare maps by Rand McNally.

Size:   Printed area measures 13 x 21 inches (33.02 x 53.34 centimeters)

Scale:    1 : 590000

Condition:    Very good. Text on verso.

Code:   Vermont-randmcnally-1893 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)

Tags:    Rand McNally

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