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Item:193381340118ORIGINAL 1883 COLOR MAP OF NEW YORK STATE FROM "CRAMS UNRIVELED FAMILY ATLAS OF THE WORLD". I AM SHOWING THE OPENING PAGE FOR INFORMATION BUT IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS AUCTION . BY GEORGE F CRAM PUBLISHER: HENRY S STEBBINS CHICAGO ILLINOISORIGINAL; NOT A COPYTHE ORIGINAL IS BETTER THAN THE IMAGE SEE MY STORE: VINTAGE HARDWARE STORE COLLECTIBLES The George F. Cram Company traces its ancestry back to 1867, when a merchant named Rufus Blanchard, originally from Massachusetts, took his nephew George F. Cram into business with him in Evanston, Illinois, near Chicago. Prior to that, back East, Blanchard had prospered through the sale of globes, maps, and books, but after the Civil War had moved to the Midwest. He brought Cram into the trade as a partner. Cram, who was born on May 20, 1842, was fairly young at the time. He had served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and, reportedly, had a role as a cartographer for General Ulysses S. Grant. He also wrote several letters while serving under General William T. Sherman and participating in that military commander's celebrated "march to the sea." Years later, Cram's biography and letters would command enough historical interest to find their way into print. The company of the uncle and nephew, which sold maps and atlases, was named Blanchard & Cram. However, in 1869, Cram took full control of the firm, renamed it George F. Cram, and moved it to Chicago, where, initially, it was a supply house for traveling book salesmen. The great Chicago fire of 1871 destroyed that business, however, and when Cram re-established the company as the Cram Map Depot, he reverted to producing and selling maps and atlases, which he had been doing in his partnership with Blanchard. By 1875, the Cram Map Depot had begun publishing a wide range of atlases, including its Atlas of the World series. It was a series that, with several modifications and revisions, would remain in print for over 70 years. It was also the core business of the company right through World War I and the 1920s. ORIGINAL, LETTERHEADS, BILLHEAD, BILLHEADS, HARDWARE. US ONLY PLEASE. NORMAL AGING FOR THIS AGE,Condition:21 " X 14 " THE FULL PAGE (INCLUDED MARGINS). THE ORIGINAL IS BETTER THAN THE IMAGE. I DID A REPAIR ON ONE EDGE OF THE SEAM WITH NON-ACIDIC ARCHIVAL TAPE. THIS IS TO KEEP IT FROM TEARING FURTHER., Cartographer/Publisher:George Cram, Printing Technique:Woodcut, Original/Reproduction:Antique Original, Format:Atlas Map, Type:World Atlas, Year:1883, US State:New York, Date Range:1800-1899, City:Chicago, Country/Region:United States of America
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Original 1883 Color Map Of New York State From Crams Atlas Of The World