Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, . Hardcover. Collection of 20 color maps of varying sizes ranging from 18½" X 25½" to 9½" X 11". Near fine to very good. Accompanied by a copy of the book in which they appear (Folio. Blue cloth, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 218pp. Numerous illustrations and color maps, map endpapers. Near fine/very good. Item #38819
Nice collection consisting of proof copies of 20 of this cartographic classic's 50 map plates, finely printed on heavy stock. These proofs would have been printed in small quantities (supposedly about 200 per map) to check for image accuracy and color registration, strictly for in-house use. Accompanied by a lovely first edition of the book bearing a fine archival bookplate on the half-title page signed boldly by Nebenzahl. An unusual gathering, for these proof maps weren't produced for public distribution and are seldom encountered.