California with insets of Los Angeles Region & San Francisco Bay, 1941
California with insets of Los Angeles Region & San Francisco Bay
From: Collier's World Atlas & Gazetter
New York: P.F. Collier & Son Corp., 1941
Original hand-colored lithograph.
Paper dimensions: 11 x 14 in.
A vibrant map of California highlighting the Los Angeles region, including Orange, San Bernadino and Riverside. Along with an inset of the San Francisco Bay and a legend of principal cities in California.
The Renowned Rand McNally 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.
Peter F. Collier was born in Ireland in 1849, he worked for Sadler and Company as a salesmen. After saving $300 from his sales, he bought the printing plates for Father Burke’s Lectures. Soon after he started his own publication, P.F. Collier & Son Corp., and a weekly magazine.