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1874 Gray Map of North Carolina

Gray's Atlas Map of North Carolina. - Main View

1874 Gray Map of North Carolina



Gray's Atlas Map of North Carolina.
  1874 (undated)     12 x 16.5 in (30.48 x 41.91 cm)


A very attractive 1874 map of North Carolina by O. Gray. This map covers the entire state in considerable detail with vivid hand coloring at the county level. Notes roads, railways, towns and cities, and some topographical detail. An inset map in the lower left quadrant detail Beaufort Harbor. Published as plate 102 in the 1874 edition of Gray's Atlas.


Ormando Wyllis Gray (March 3, 1829 – July 6, 1912) was a mid to late 19th century map publisher with offices in New York City, Philadelphia, PA, and Danielsonville, Connecticut. Born in Townshend, Vermont, he attended Norwich College where he studied civil engineering and became a civil engineer and surveyor. Gray's first commercial atlas was an 1869 survey of Windhamd and Toland counties, Connecticut. His most important work seems to have been done in conjunction with other, more prominent map publishers, including Henry Walling and G.W. and C.B. Colton. Gray is best known for his state and county atlases, though did, with his sons, also independently issue at least two national atlases in the late 1870s. He retired from the map publishing business in 1890. He died at home in Bernardston, Massachusetts. He married Roxcena L. Arnold in 1851, with whom he had three daughters and one son. More by this mapmaker...


Gray, O., Gray's Atlas Of The United States, With General Maps Of The World. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Historical, Scientific and Statistical. (Philadelphia) 1874.    


Very good. Map of Virginia on verso.


Rumsey 4740.035.