ANTIQUE Maps of The World - George Cram - UNIVERSAL ATLAS 1894
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GEOGRAPHICAL, ASTRONOMICAL AND HISTORICAL
GEO. F. CRAM - 1894
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Some Background Information
George Franklin Cram (1842-1928)
In 1867, George Cram and his uncle, Rufus Blanchard, founded a company that manufactured and sold maps and Atlases, based in Evanston, Illinois. It was named Blanchard and Cram.
Two years later, in 1869 George became the sole owner of the company which progressed to being suppliers to travelling Book Salesmen. It was moved to Chicago and its name was changed to the George F. Cram Company.
After the great Chicago fire in 1871, the company was rebuilt and reverted to its original goal of selling maps and atlases. It was renamed as the Cram Map Depot.
In 1875 the Cram Map Depot began publishing an extensive selection of atlases including the Atlas of the World series. This series was in print for approximately seventy years from the 1880's.
After 54 years of manufacturing maps and atlases George F. Cram retired and sold his company in May 1921. He died seven years later in March 1928.
The company survived and is still active today and is again known as The George F. Cram Company.
The Maps and Plans
The maps and plans in this work are delicately coloured, this enables the viewer to determine the boundaries quickly and easily as well as improving the aesthetics of the image.
There are a large number of towns listed on the maps which are particularly visible along the coastlines. As with most maps the mountainous regions are shown and there are also keys showing population statistics.
The town plans are detailed showing street names and public places. Again these are also coloured although some are not as prominent as the maps.
THIS IS A LIST OF THE MAPS
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HISTORICAL MAPS + TEXT: 10 Maps at various dates Etc.
USA ALASKA: Aleutian Islands inset.
USA NORTH AMERICA
USA GENERAL MAP
USA NEW HAMPSHIRE
USA MASSACHUSETTS/RHODE ISLAND: Boston Inset.
USA NEW YORK STATE
USA VIRGINIA + WEST VIRGINIA
USA MICHIGAN + WISCONSIN: Isle Royale inset.
USA NORTH + SOUTH CAROLINA
USA TEXAS WEST
USA TEXAS EAST
USA BOSTON PLAN
USA NEW YORK PLAN
USA KANSAS CITY
USA COUNCIL BLUFFS
USA SUPERIOR Wisconsin
USA NEW ORLEANS
USA SAN FRANCISCO
CELESTIAL DAY and NIGHT
CELESTIAL MOON PHASES Etc
CELESTIAL STAR CHARTS: 6 on 3 sheets. Zodiac Etc.
WORLD SET: Mostly Classical/Ancient History. Etc.
FLAGS OF ALL NATIONS
BOLIVIA General Map
MEXICO General Map
CUBA General Map: Havana inset.
SOUTH AMERICA GENERAL MAP
IRELAND Eire GENERAL MAP
ITALY GENERAL MAP
GREECE GENERAL MAP
AUSTRIA GENERAL MAP
ICELAND GENERAL MAP
SCANDINAVIA GENERAL MAP:
GREECE/BALKANS: (Turkey in Europe. Roumania. Servia. Etc)
ASIA CONTINENT: Canton. Jerusalem. Delhi inset.
PERSIA GENERAL MAP
CEYLON GENERAL MAP
CHINA GENERAL MAP
EAST INDIES JAVA
AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH WALES
NEW ZEALAND GENERAL MAP
SOUTH AFRICA GENERAL MAP
IRELAND Eire DUBLIN PLAN
SPAIN MADRID PLAN
FRANCE PARIS PLAN
ITALY GENOA + GREECE ATHENS PLANS
ITALY NAPLES PLAN
SWEDEN STOCKHOLM PLAN. Inset Weden Etc
ISRAEL JERUSALEM PLAN
CYPRUS GENERAL MAP + Plan Alexandria
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Jacques Bossuet (1627 - 1704), the French Bishop & author, wrote that Geography is one of the principal eyes of History. Such is the fascination of old, historical maps & engravings, that before emigrating, it became my hobby to offer antiquarian items on eBay & I have decided to resume, hoping to make yet more new friends.
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