Rand McNally Popular Map of Spain and Portugal

Order Code: RAND-1938-SPAIN Category:

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Rand McNally & Company, still a major name in map publishing to this day, began as a small print shop opened in Chicago in 1856 by William H. Rand. The shop originally printed guidebooks and directories. In 1858 Rand hired Andrew McNally, who was later to become a partner. Within the next few years the shop got into the railroad business by starting to print railway tickets and schedules, a key step in the development of the company. The ticket printing led to the publishing of railway guides, and by 1872 Rand McNally and Company had the capacity to publish maps. This map of Spain and Portugal was published in Rand McNallys “Commercial Atlas,” which was a highly successful run of atlases that lasted over a decade. These atlases were primarily used by business because of their accurate listing of railroads in operation as well as tables of statistical information. Also shown are inset maps of Ceuta, Gibraltar, and the Strait of Gibraltar.


Size: 12.5 x 9.25 inches
Condition: Very Good
Map Maker: Rand McNally
Coloring: Printed Color
Year: 1938

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