Rand McNally West Virginia 1895


[West Virginia.] From New General Atlas of the World. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1895. 11 3/8 x 9. Cerograph, with full original color. Very good condition.

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A late nineteenth century map 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, this map has very good detail precisely and neatly exhibited. Topographic and social information about the counties, roads, and many more details of West Virginia are neatly illustrated. Aesthetically and cartographically, it foreshadows the maps of the twentieth century.