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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:
Chicago / 1970
Size:
17.5 x 40 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64029
Place/Date:
West Hartford, CT / 1960
Size:
36.3 x 28 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
59571
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1921 circa
Size:
25.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
37127dd
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
34.3 x 24.6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
59281
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1909
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
52825
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53422
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
11719
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53657
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53507
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
25 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53555
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53597
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
45724
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46594
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58098
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53682
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1885
Size:
29 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55008

Archived

Place/Date:
Chicago / 1976
Size:
50 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
45593jc
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1970
Size:
17.5 x 40 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18356
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1949
Size:
27 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55754
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1931 circa
Size:
25.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
45646
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1928
Size:
19 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
31831
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1927
Size:
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
44892
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1925
Size:
27 x 21 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
45587
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1924
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
37111dd
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1923
Size:
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43225
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1915
Size:
12.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
46187
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1914
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22710
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1914
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27731
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1914
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
33538
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1914
Size:
61 x 43 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
36663
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1914
Size:
19 x 26 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39212
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1913
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0024dd
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15325
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15326
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
26 x 20 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
25822
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
25868
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
27870
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
28074
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
19 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
28143
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
28252
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
19 x 26 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28977
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
30782
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1912
Size:
26 x 20 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
31555
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
25 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0948
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11758
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
9.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22745
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911 circa
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
29940
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
19 x 11 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
25969
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
37.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28030
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
31685
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
31942
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
26.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
48691
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
7984
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
7988
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
12.5 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22709
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22749
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
9 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28163
Place/Date:
Chicato / 1910
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
35154