Fabulous and highly detailed regional map, extending from the Adriatic to the Caspian and the Mediterranean to the Ukraine. Inset of the the Bosphorus. An interesting topical regional map for the period, with a Etymological Explanation of various prefixes and terminations and formationve syllables of many of the place names, including words in Turkish, Tartar, Russian, Persian, Arabic, Slavonic, and Hungarian. The many Balkan Republics and Southern Russian Republics are shown, along with the Transcaucasian regions, Greece and Asia Minor. A fabulous map.
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.