“Map of Montana.” From Atlas Of The World. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1901. 9 1/8 x 12 1/2. Cerograph. Full original color. Very good condition
An early twentieth century map from the beginning 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 work from the firm, this map has very good detail, precisely and neatly exhibited. Topographic and social information, counties, roads, and many more details are illustrated. By the beginning of the twentieth century, development in the state is shown extending up into the pan handle, which is included in an inset in the bottom left. Railroad information is also presented.