Excellent large format map of Australia with inset of Tasmania.
Extremely detailed for an American atlas map, especially in the interior. Colored by Territories and referencing Alexandra Land in the interior of NW Territory.
The transcontinental telegraph line is shown extending north and south. Names many towns, railroads, mountains, rivers, rocks, coral reefs, lakes, and includes many elevations. The Districts in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia are also named.
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.