Around the World
The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was on newsstands on October 17, 1888. The highly acclaimed magazine was published on a somewhat irregular basis at first. Material was hard to come by in the early years, so the publisher just waited to publish the next issue until enough material accumulated to fill it.
The science and travel magazine, the official journal of the National Geographic Society (incorporated January 27, 1888), soon became a monthly and it wasn’t long before it became famous for its maps and photographic essays of exotic locales and peoples.