Rand McNally Standard Map of Missouri ca. 1920


“Rand McNally Standard Map of Missouri.”  From Commercial Atlas.  Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., ca. 1920.  28 3/4 x 25 1/2.  Wax engraving.  Very good condition.

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An original antique map of Missouri by the Rand McNally cartographic 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, this map has very good detail precisely and neatly exhibited.  It comes from their popular Commercial Atlas and was published ca. 1920.  The map contains impressive detail, including the state’s many railroads, each indicated by a red index number.  Two insets are included: one of the St. Louis area and the other of the Missouri “boot.”