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Nice example of Gray's early map of Alaska, one of the first separate maps of the US Territory to appear in a Commercial Atlas.

Highly detailed map of Alaska, with excellent detail n the Aleutians and along the coastline, but demonstrating the sparse populations and knowledge of the interior. Still notes Russian Villages and other early features. From one of the leading American map publisher of the 1870s. Includes Soundings in the Behring Sea.

O.W. Gray Biography

O. W. Gray was a publishing firm based in Philadelphia. Later, they published as O. W. Gray & Son. They published atlases in the late nineteenth century. Gray's National Atlas was one of the most successful commercial ventures of the 1870s and one of the last to employ hand coloring on maps.