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Rand McNally & Co. is a large American map and navigation company best known for its annual atlases. The company got its start in 1856, when William Rand opened a print shop in Chicago. He was joined in 1858 by a new employee, Andrew McNally. Together, the men established their namesake company in 1868. Originally, the company was intended to print the tickets and timetables for the trains running to and through Chicago; their first railway guide was published in 1869.

By 1870, they had shifted from just printing to publishing directories, travel guides, and newspapers. Their first map appeared in 1872 in a railway guide. The map was produced using a new wax engraving method, a cheaper process that gave the company an edge.

By 1880 Rand McNally had entered the education market with globes, wall maps, and geography texts for students. In 1923, Rand McNally published the first Goode’s World Atlas, named after its editor, Dr. J. Paul Goode. For generations afterward, this would be the standard classroom atlas.

In 1899, William Rand left the company, but McNally and his family remained, controlling the company for over a century. In 1904, they published their first road map intended for automobiles and by 1907 were publishing Photo-Auto Guides, which combined photography and mapping to help drivers. In 1924, they produced the Auto Chum, a precursor to their famous road atlases. Rand McNally would remain the leader in road maps and atlases throughout the twentieth century.

In 1937, Rand McNally opened its first store in New York City. Ever on the frontier of technology, Rand McNally pioneered the scribing process for printing tickets in 1958 and printed their first full-color road atlas in 1960. Arthur Robinson developed his now-famous projection of Rand McNally in 1969. By the 1980s, the company was exploring digital reproduction and digital databases of maps for truckers. In the 1990s, they lead the charge to develop trip-planning software and websites. Today, most of its products are available online or in a digital format, including maps for tablets and phones.

Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885
Size:
29 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55008
Place/Date:
West Hartford, CT / 1960
Size:
36.3 x 28 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
59571
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1950 circa
Size:
29 x 39.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
65469
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885 circa
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65812
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1915
Size:
27 x 19 inches Including text
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
71829
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1904
Size:
19 x 26 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65944
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46594
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53422
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
66095
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
19.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
66258
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
12.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69192
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1908
Size:
13.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
70041
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1902
Size:
12.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68955
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53657

Archived

Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885 circa
Size:
25 x 25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33271
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899 circa
Size:
16 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17781
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1876
Size:
28 x 23 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
33421
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890 circa
Size:
43.5 x 31.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
25345
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885
Size:
28 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
49764
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
24 x 32 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41424
Place/Date:
Kansas City / 1880
Size:
26 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
62750
Place/Date:
Phoenix / 1887
Size:
21 x 10.3 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
67085
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
20.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
70980
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
34.5 x 22.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
43307
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
21 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
62910
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
20.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68978
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
40.5 x 26.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24194
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1976
Size:
50 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
45593jc
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
42.5 x 32.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
48021
Place/Date:
Coronado, CA / 1888
Size:
7 x 4.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
63542
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
53 x 41 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56902
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888 circa
Size:
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
36975
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
30.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
45727