Rand McNally, 1903.
Map. Color lithograph. 28" x 20 1/2".
Very functional map of Chicago from 1903 showing railroad lines. Each line is labeled with its origin/destination. The entire map shows Chicago as well as the surrounding areas, and an inset of the city of Chicago in the top right provides more detail as well as an index to the railroads. Excellent condition. Rand McNally is an American publishing company specializing in maps, atlases and globes. Founded by William Rand in 1856, who hired Andrew McNally in 1858 to work in his shop. The two men formally established Rand McNally & Co. in 1868. The firm remains in business today. This is a great example of their color printing work.