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

Archived

Place/Date:
Chicago / 1876
Size:
12 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
36863
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
36886
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
37210
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
20813
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1913
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0024dd
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10011
Place/Date:
Denver/ Chicago / 1878
Size:
20.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16567
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1949
Size:
27 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55754
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1883
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12591
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9587
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890
Size:
10 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16643
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19733
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
19758
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
22748
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22749
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28129
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6644
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
10 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
38175gm
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9225
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28038
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
4911
Place/Date:
/
Size:
18 x 8.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18363
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1914
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27731
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1909
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
32784
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1909
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
38637
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1909
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
48803
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6867
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
10434
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
7649
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1905
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22750
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
51952
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1911
Size:
9.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22745
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1888
Size:
18.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
38503
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
4595
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
3717
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
19.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0909
Place/Date:
New York / 1870
Size:
10 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
m0750
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1914
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
33538
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1877
Size:
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
61557
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12520
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6646
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19708
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19732
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
13 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22759