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 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.
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.