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Description

Highly detailed map of Louisiana, published by OW Gray & Son.

The map is colored by parishes and showing towns, roads, railroads, swamps, Post Offices, islands, sand bars, soundings, shoals and a host of other details.

Large insets of the City of New Orleans and the Passes of the Mississippi River.

One of the best commercial atlas maps of Louisiana from the second half of the 19th Century.

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.