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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 / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
11719
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1921 circa
Size:
25.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
37127dd
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53657
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
45724
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46594
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1909
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
52825
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53422
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53507
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
25 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53555
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53597
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53682
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885
Size:
29 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55008
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58098
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
34.3 x 24.6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
59281
Place/Date:
West Hartford, CT / 1960
Size:
36.3 x 28 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
59571

Archived

Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
19.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0909
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
25 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0948
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10010
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10011
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10209
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
10434
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
29954
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11012
Place/Date:
New York / 1865
Size:
10.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11138
Place/Date:
Chicgao / 1874
Size:
11 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11151
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12590
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12591
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13626
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11411
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11758
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12261
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12513
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12520
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12521
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
12522
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12523
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
12693
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
14919
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
2120
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
26 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
2214
Place/Date:
New York / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
3621
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
3717
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
3718
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4053
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4068
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4069
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4071
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4072
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
4595
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
4885
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
4910
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
4911
Place/Date:
Buffalo / 1899
Size:
7.5 x 5.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
5176
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6081
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
6561
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
6566
Place/Date:
New York / 1867
Size:
11 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
6631
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6636
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6638
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6644
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6645
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6646
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6647
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6650
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6651