Chicago/New York: Rand McNally & Company Publishers.,1868
Original hand-colored lithographs
The renowned Rand McNally Company was founded in 1868 in Chicago, Illinois by William Rand and Andrew McNally after working for the Chicago Tribune and eventually buying out their printing business. Their initial focus was printing tickets and timetables for the blooming railroad industry. They grew into creating railroad guides and then moved into publishing educational maps in 1880 with its first line of maps, globes, and geography textbooks. They have been recognized for their world atlases, becoming one of the leading American Atlas companies of the 19th and 20th century.