Gray's Atlas New Railroad Map of Minnesota and Iowa 1873.
1873 (dated) 26.6 x 16.5 in (67.564 x 41.91 cm)
This is Gray's uncommon railroad map of Minnesota and Iowa, dated 1873. Covers the area in considerable detail with special attention to the railroad lines that were rapidly being built to accommodate this developing region. Divided and color coded according to counties. Copyrighted, 'Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1873 by G.W. and C.B. Colton and Co. in the Office of the librarian of Congress, at Washington.'
Ormando W. Gray (fl. 1860 – 1880) was a mid to late 19th century map publisher with offices in New York City, Philadelphia, PA, and Danielsonville, Connecticut. He was trained 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 issued at least two national atlases in the late 1870s.
Very good condition. Original centerfold. Minor age toning.