• Creator
  • Chapin, Gardner S; Rand McNally and Company; Schumacher, Arthur H
  • Created Date
  • 1907
  • Publisher
  • The Motor Car Supply Co., Automobile Supply Co
  • Description
  • Dark brown leather covers. In gold on the front cover: The Rand McNally Photo=Auto Maps and Guide Book. New York to Albany and Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Springs to Albany and New York. Rand McNally is not listed on the title page. A very unusual presentation of nine index maps showing the route from New York to Albany and Saratoga Springs and return, with photographs showing with printed arrows each turn to make in the road. Eventually, route... more
    Dark brown leather covers. In gold on the front cover: The Rand McNally Photo=Auto Maps and Guide Book. New York to Albany and Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Springs to Albany and New York. Rand McNally is not listed on the title page. A very unusual presentation of nine index maps showing the route from New York to Albany and Saratoga Springs and return, with photographs showing with printed arrows each turn to make in the road. Eventually, route signs were posted for automobiles, but before that occurred, this book filled a need. The preface shows seven "Divisions" of maps published, including Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, and New York City. The photographs are wonderful and give a real feeling of the environment people traveled through in the first years of the automobile. Buisseret calls the presentation "ingenious" though he notes that not many journeys occurred at night, when these photos would not be very useful. Bound with dark brown leather covers. In gold on the front cover: The Rand McNally Photo=Auto Maps and Guide Book. New York to Albany and Saratoga Springs. Saratoga Springs to Albany and New York. Includes many advertisements for automobiles, hotels and automotive products (not scanned). Buisseret "Sea Charts to Satellite Images" p270-271; not in Phillips. less