Dating a rand mcnally globe
This historical cartographic image is part of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, a large collection of online antique, rare, old, and historical maps, atlases, globes, charts, and other cartographic items. Or you can view the entire David Rumsey Map Collection in Insight.Rand Mc Nally issued their first globe in 1887 (Warner).
In 1870, the company expanded into printing business directories and an illustrated newspaper, the People's Weekly.
In 1856, William Rand opened a printing shop in Chicago and two years later hired a newly arrived Irish immigrant, Andrew Mc Nally, to work in his shop.