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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:
n.p. / 1949 circa
Size:
8 x 9 inches (map only)
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
94012
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
25.75 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
103100
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 26 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
93979
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
19.25 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
88749
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
26 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
99487
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
13 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
103085
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
100286
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
101156
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
20.5 x 13.63 inches whole sheet
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
96568
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1917
Size:
27 x 19.5 inches (including text)
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
77960
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
12.5 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
85077
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1907
Size:
26 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
Stock#:
84597
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
27 x 19.5 inches Including Text
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
89042
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
100016
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
19.75 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
93852
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
13.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
85513
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1896
Size:
19 x 26 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
89065
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
13 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
87218
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
27 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
95928
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
100332
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
99473
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
19.25 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
93612
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
98032
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19.5 x 25.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
97773
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
19.5 x 25.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
96278
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
19.5 x 26 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
95965
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
19.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
66258
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
83946
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
13.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
96829
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
7.25 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
99394
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1886
Size:
27 x 19.5 inches (including text)
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
99467
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
92957
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1908
Size:
26 x 18.75 inches (including text)
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
88726
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
12.5 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
101075
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1941
Size:
26.5 x 16.7 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
103222
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1917
Size:
19 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
77990
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
101093
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
13.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
89872
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 27 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
99486

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Place/Date:
Chicago / 1876
Size:
12 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
36863
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
12.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
92584
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65837
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65836
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
19.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
83497
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
19.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
92640
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
36886
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
37210
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1876
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
93942
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1907
Size:
19.5 x 26.4 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
87106
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 12.25 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
86804
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1941
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
73976
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
25.75 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
92671
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
25.75 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
101128
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65798
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1884
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65797
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
86831
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
91004
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
13 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
98007
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
97932
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
19.5 x 26 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
99496
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
20813
Place/Date:
Chicago and New York / 1915 circa
Size:
45 x 64.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
95820
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1913
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0024dd
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890
Size:
26 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
88683
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
13 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
85646
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
13 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
83347
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
19.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
72848
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
26 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
89629
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
84090
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1908
Size:
9 x 22 inches Entire Sheet
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
76234
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10011
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
12.5 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
87245
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885
Size:
29 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55008
Place/Date:
Denver/ Chicago / 1878
Size:
20.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16567
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
66176
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
66175
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
46.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
69837
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1949
Size:
27 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55754
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1917
Size:
19 x 26.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
77004
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12591
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9587
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890
Size:
10 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16643