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Rand, McNally & Co.'s new geological map of Colorado. Rand McNally and Company, 1879

Rand, McNally & Co.'s new geological map of Colorado. / Rand McNally and Company / 1879
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Full Title: Rand, McNally & Co.'s new geological map of Colorado. Copyright, 1879, by Rand, McNally & Co.

Author: Rand McNally and Company

Date: 1879

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Author: Rand McNally and Company

Date: 1879

Short Title: Rand, McNally & Co.'s new geological map of Colorado.

Publisher: Chicago: Rand McNally & Co.

Type: Pocket Map

Object Height cm: 62

Object Width cm: 83

Scale 1: 760,320

Note: This is a very unusual map for Rand McNally to issue - geological maps were not common in their catalog and this may be the only one they published. It was probably the interest in mining that motivated publication and the inclusion of "Mineralogical References" in the map key. The main source for the geological formations was Hayden's General Geological Map of Colorado that appeared in his 1877 Atlas of Colorado. But Rand McNally's map has much more detail on towns and railroads than Hayden and is a much superior map in that respect. Ellis 82 is the 1880 edition, which was also issued without geological coloring as "Rand McNally & Co.'s New Sectional Map of Colorado." This map is in printed full color, folded into dark blue cloth covers 16.5x10 titled "Rand, McNally & Co's geological and mineralogical maps Of Colorado" in gold.

Reference: cf Ellis 82 (1880 edition); Phillips Maps of America, p.242.

State / Province: Colorado

Subject: Geology ; Mining

Full Title: Rand, McNally & Co.'s new geological map of Colorado. Copyright, 1879, by Rand, McNally & Co.

List No: 4788.001

Series No: 2

Published In: Rand, McNally & Co.'s new geological map of Colorado. Copyright, 1879, by Rand, McNally & Co.

Publication Author: Rand McNally and Company

Publication Date: 1879

Publication Reference: cf Ellis 82 (1880 edition); Phillips Maps of America, p.242.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 4788.000

Publication Type: Pocket Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 62

Publication Width cm: 83

Image No: 4788001

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