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59. [MAP]. KANSAS CITY TIMES. Presented by the “Kansas City Times,” January 1st. 1887. Map of the Vicinity of Kansas City in Kansas and Missouri... Copyright Secured. [right of copyright notice] MacCormac Eng. Phila. [Philadelphia, 1886]. Lithograph regional map on wove paper showing Kansas City and surrounding area, contemporary pink shading of towns. Image area including title and outside neat lines: 53.8 x 75 cm. Creased where formerly folded, small losses along folds, several voids (generally confined to blank margins), light stains in right margin, professionally cleaned and backed with archival paper.

     This map was apparently issued as a supplement to the newspaper Kansas City Times, established in 1867 to support Democratic anti-Reconstruction policies. Distance lines radiate from the center of the “City of Kansas” indicating an area shown of about eleven miles from the center of town. Areas shown in Missouri include “City of Kansas,” Independence, Westport, and Arnold Station; in Kansas are shown Kansas City, Argentine, Rosedale, Shawnee, Merriam Park, and Quindaro. Numerous other smaller localities are also indicated. The physical features include streets, railroads, parks, cemeteries, and rivers; township blocks are also shown. Of interest to the history of the cattle trade is the location of the Kansas City Stock Yards.

     Engraver Walter S. MacCormac is listed by Tooley (III, p. 174) and credited only with contribution to a fifteen-volume Atlas of Philadelphia (1874-1875). MacCormac also engraved Atlas of Baltimore County, Maryland (1877), Map of the District of Columbia from Official Records and Actual Surveys (1887), and Atlas of the City and County of Quebec (1879). ($750-1,500)

Sold. Hammer: $1,800.00; Price Realized: $2,115.00

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