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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 / 1921 circa
Size:
25.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
37127dd
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
11719
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 / 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:
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 / 1898
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53657
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
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1910
Size:
34.3 x 24.6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
59281
Place/Date:
West Hartford, CT / 1960
Size:
36.3 x 28 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
59571
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58098
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1970
Size:
17.5 x 40 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64029

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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:
Buffalo / 1899
Size:
7.5 x 5.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
5176
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1899
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
2120
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
14 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
6932
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9224
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1898
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9225
Place/Date:
New York / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
3621
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
4885
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
4910
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
4911
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6636
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6638
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6644
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6645
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6646
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6647
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6650
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
6651
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
6561
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1903
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9149
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9150
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9575
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9577
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9579
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9580
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9582
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9583
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9584
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9585
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9586
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
12 x 9 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9587
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
9588
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9589
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9591
Place/Date:
/ 1895
Size:
Condition:
Stock#:
m2010
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1894
Size:
19.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0909
Place/Date:
New York / 1867
Size:
11 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
6631
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
9667
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9668
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
c
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
9712
Place/Date:
New York / 1865
Size:
10.5 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9844
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
26 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
2214
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
3717
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
26 x 19 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
3718
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4053
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4068
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4069
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1881
Size:
20 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4071