Gray's New Map of Richmond Henrico County, Virginia.
1878 (undated) 14.5 x 17 in (36.83 x 43.18 cm)
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This is an uncommon map of the city of Richmond, Virginia by Ormando Gray issued in 1878. It covers the city from Manchester (now Old Town Manchester), past the James River and downtown Richmond north as far as Jackson Ward and Shokoe (Shockoe) Hill Cemetery. The map is color coded according to wards and notes individual streets, bridges, islands, canals, parks, railways and squares. This map was included in the 1878 edition of Ormando Gray’s National 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., The National Atlas. Containing Elaborate Topographical Maps Of The United States And The Dominion of Canada…, (Washington), 1878.
Very good. Minor spotting, especially neat bottom margin, where binding strip attached to margin.
Rumsey 0312.021 (1884 edition).