“MAP OF DETROIT AND VICINITY” Chicago & New York: Rand, McNally & Co., copyright dated 1893 in the lower right border. From the 1894 edition of Rand, McNally’s “Indexed Atlas of the World”. Original color printed map. Excellent condition, centerfold as issued.
Paper size: 22 x 29 inches - Image size: 19 x 25.5 inches)
This unusually detailed map depicts Detroit Michigan as it was known in the 1890’s.Major streets are named and several railroads, parks, and buildings (including the House of Correction, St. Mary’s Hospital, Michigan Yacht Club, and the Water Works) are identified.
The inset at the top provides a “MAP OF DETROIT AND VICINITY”
An excellent example of a late 19th century rendering of this important city - from the best American Commercial Atlas of the time.