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George F. Cram:  Cram's Rail Road & Township Map of Wyoming . . . 1875





Title: Cram's Rail Road & Township Map of Wyoming . . . 1875

Map Maker: George F. Cram

Place / Date: Chicago / 1875

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 15 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 14834


Description: Extremely rare first edition of Cram's first map of Wyoming Territory. One of the few obtainable maps of Wyoming showing only 5 counties, along with the earliest township surveys within the Territory. The map includies numerous place names along the Union Pacific Railroad line, as well as Ft. Laramie, Ft. Halleck, Ft. Fetterman, Ft. Casper, Ft. Reno, Ft. Phil Kearney, Ft. Conner, Ft. Thompson, Ft. Bridger and Ft. Bonneville. Excellent detail in Yellowstone, inclugin over a dozen place names. In Sweetwater County, Miner's Delight, Atlantic Cy, Camp Stambaugh and South Pass Cy are also named. George Cram would become one of the most prolific atlas publishers of the last 19th and early 20th Centuries. His earliest maps, issued in the late 1860s, were marvelous separately issued railroad maps. His success led to the publication of two editions of his now very rare New Commercial Atlas of the United States in 1875 and 1879, which included a number of Cram's rare separately issued railroad maps. This 1875 edition is among the rarest of all maps of Wyoming to appear in a commercial atlas, this being the first example we have handled in 15 years. Attractive wash colors, which have been refreshed. Utah on verso. A near fine example of this rare and highly sought after map of Wyoming.


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