We recently added twenty-four city plans from a 1898 version of “Cram’s Unrivaled Atlas of the World” to our map inventory. George F. Cram Co. was a leading 19th and 20th century map firm, based out of Chicago and later Indianapolis. It was the first American firm to publish a world atlas, and brought globes, classroom maps, and educational atlases into the schools and homes of many. His “Unrivaled Atlas of the World” was so popular it was printed continuously from the 1880’s to 1952.
These maps shown today were printed using color rotogravure, an intaglio technique adopted in the late 19th century. For those looking to collect a map of their city or a favorite travel destination, these Cram maps are handsome and finely detailed. Many offer a key to prominent buildings, churches, attractions, and railroad depots within the city. They are attractively colored in blues, yellows, and pinks, and well sized at ~10 x 13 inches. We hope you enjoy these maps!
“Cram’s Unrivaled Atlas of the World” Maps Available at The Old Print Gallery:
- Yellowstone National Park.
- Map of Parkersburg West Virginia, and Vicinity.
- Richmond and Manchester, Virginia.
- Map of Cincinnati.
- Map of the City of Saginaw, Michigan.
- Map of Chicago.
- St. Louis.
- Council Bluffs.
- Map of St. Paul.
- New Orleans.
- Map of the City of Quebec.
- City of Montreal.