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First Printed Atlas Map of Louisville

Gorgeous map of Louisville, Kentucky, hand colored by wards, published by OW Gray.

This is the earliest map of Louisville to appear in a commercial atlas.

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.