Pictorial Atlas of the Greater United States and the World
CRAM, George F.
Title continues: "Being the First Volume of its kind to bring the Old and New Possessions of our Country to a close association and a prominent and conspicious position worthy of their importance. Every foot of progress made in the New and Old World graphically portrayed in handsome reproductions of the lastest Governmental Surveys and softest half-tones. New Double-Page Maps Of each of our New Possessions, also new double-page Maps of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans never before shown in any atlas. Included in the volume are Full and Accurate maps, Political and Historical of every State in the United States and every Country in the World. Educational Charts, Diagrams and Complete Statistics. Historical, Military, Naval, Financial and Industrial." After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, George F. Cram (1842-1928) joined his uncle Rufus Blanchard's map business. In 1869 he became sole proprietor of the firm and renamed it the George F. Cram Co. It became a leading map firm and first American firm to publish a world atlas. Note pp. 160-164 for interesting statistics on the U.S. and the world; the colourful pie charts include Beer Production (in hectoliters), The American Hog Abroad (meat only), Quicksilver (flasks), etc. Note ink stamp for Alun Hughes (1942-2013), geography professor at Brock University.
Publisher: The Philadelphia Inquirer Company
Date Published: 1902
Place Published: n/a
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 350 p. 38 cm. Colour maps. B&w engravings in rear historical session. Green cloth hardcover with gold and black impressing. Red text block edges. Some rubbing to cloth, small tears to spine ends, bumped corners. Some small tears to page edges throughout. Ink stamp of former owner on front pastedown.