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George F. Cram (1842-1928), or George Franklin Cram, was an American mapmaker and businessman. During the Civil War, Cram served under General William Tecumseh Sherman and participated in his March to the Sea. His letters of that time are now important sources for historians of the Civil War. In 1867, Cram and his uncle, Rufus Blanchard, began the company known by their names in Evanston, Illinois.

Two years later, Cram became sole proprietor and the company was henceforth known as George F. Cram Co. Specializing in atlases, Cram was one of the first American companies to publish a world atlas. One of their most famous products was the Unrivaled Atlas of the World, in print from the 1880s to the 1950s.

Cram died in 1928, seven years after he had merged the business with that of a customer, E.A. Peterson. The new company still bore Cram’s name. Four years later, the Cram Company began to make globes, a branch of the business that would continue until 2012, when the company ceased to operate. For the final several decades of the company’s existence it was controlled by the Douthit family, who sold it just before the company was shuttered.   

Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65307
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1882
Size:
16 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53058
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1887
Size:
16 x 22 inches Including Text
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68664
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1889
Size:
9.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69111
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1890 circa
Size:
9.5 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63080
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65559
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1891
Size:
24.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65587
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53373
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58435
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
9.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63128
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63142
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
20 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
68295
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
9 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68729
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
16 x 24 inches Including Text
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69269
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69409
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
25 x 16.5 inches Including text
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69516
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
16 x 22 inches (each sheet)
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
69559
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
69664
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1892
Size:
13.3 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69748
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
9 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63019
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65173
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68430
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
17 x 24.25 inches Including text
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
69281
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69427
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
15.5 x 24.5 inches (each sheet)
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69493
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
17 x 26 inches (each sheet)
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69547
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893 circa
Size:
24 x 16 inches (each sheet
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69643
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
16.5 x 25 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69677
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1893
Size:
13 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69698
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895 circa
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
52525
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68354
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
13.5 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
68395
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
25 x 16 inches Including Text
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68569
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
10 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68618
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895 circa
Size:
12.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68716
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68728
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
10 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68770
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
13 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68814
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68928
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
16 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68970
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
24 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68954
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
12 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68992
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
16 x 24 inches Each Sheet
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69112
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
24.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69616
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1895
Size:
16 x 22.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
69721
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
12 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68654
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1897
Size:
10 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68680

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Place/Date:
/ 1870
Size:
Condition:
Stock#:
14703
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14829
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14830
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14832
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14833
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14834
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15003
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15004
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15005
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15006
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15007
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15008
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
21605
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16900
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
37141
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
15.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
47186
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
48429
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1875
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58696
Place/Date:
/ 1878
Size:
Condition:
Stock#:
14705
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1878
Size:
31 x 37 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
51466
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
21795
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22219
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
21 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31488
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
24 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31489
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
36927
Place/Date:
Chicago / 1879
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43087