“[Algeria, Tunis and Morocco]” Maps from New General Atlas of the World. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1895. Cerographs, with full original color. Very good condition.
A series of late nineteenth century maps from the early days of the Rand, McNally & Co. firm out of Chicago, a company that would shift the center of cartographic publishing from the east coast to the mid-west. Typical of the firm’s work, these maps have very good detail precisely and neatly exhibited. Topographic and social information about the regions of Africa are neatly illustrated. Aesthetically and cartographically, they foreshadows the maps of the twentieth century. A lovely and colorful set of maps.